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Christian Darrisaw had an impressive junior season at left tackle for Virginia Tech that should help him earn at least All-ACC First Team honors and hopefully All-American honors.
His impressive season also caused him to rise significantly up draft boards for the 2021 NFL Draft. Unsurprisingly, Darrisaw has decided to declare for the draft.
Darrisaw started every game during his three-year career in Blacksburg and earned Second Team All-ACC honors from Athlon Sports and Third Team All-ACC honors from Phil Steele last year. However, his accomplishments from 2020 are certain to make those look like almost nothing after he was one of the most dominant linemen in America.
Looking ahead, Darrisaw seems like a first round lock at this point with many scouts viewing him as the second best offensive tackle in the 2021 Draft after Oregon's Penei Sewell.
If he does go in Round 1, Darrisaw will become the third Hokie offensive lineman to go in the first round joining Eugene Chung who went 13th overall in the 1992 NFL Draft, and Duane Brown who went 26th overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. Him and Caleb Farley also have a great chance to become third Hokie duo to be drafted in the first round of the same draft joining DeAngelo Hall and Kevin Jones in 2004, and Tremaine and Terrell Edmunds in 2018.
We will have more as this story develops.