Virginia Tech left tackle Christian Darrisaw had one of the better seasons for an offensive lineman in school history in 2020.
Darrisaw was named first-team All-ACC and second-team All-American in the last two weeks. His blocking led to plenty of highlight reels on Twitter throughout the season and was a major reason for Virginia Tech’s success on the ground in 2020.
Pro Football Focus was high on Darrisaw throughout the season, giving him the second-highest grade for an offensive tackle in 2020.
Highest-graded offensive tackles— PFF College (@PFF_College) December 29, 2020
1 Brady Christensen, BYU: 96.0
2 Christian Darrisaw, VA Tech: 95.6
3 Teven Jenkins, OK St: 92.0
3 Darian Kinnard, UK: 92.0 pic.twitter.com/44VNv4Kwzs
On Tuesday, PFF named Darrisaw the Outland Trophy winner, which is given to college football’s top interior lineman.
Here is what PFF had to say about Darrisaw:
The Virginia Tech left tackle logged 293 pass-block snaps across 10 starts in 2020, yet he allowed just six pressures, all of which were hurries. He also notched the highest positively graded run-block rate in the Power 5 for his efforts as a people-mover in the Hokies’ zone-rushing attack.
Darrisaw has already declared for the 2021 NFL Draft, where he is expected to be picked somewhere in the first round.
Darrisaw, a junior from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, is a former three-star recruit who is one of the Justin Fuente era's best success stories.