Darrisaw earned First Team All-ACC and All-American Second Team honors. He excelled as a run blocker, but also showed excellent pass protection ability. The Virginia Tech left tackle allowed only six QB hurries and no sacks during his senior season.
In the run game, he is powerful, extending and redirecting opponents with his large hands. He excels at getting a push and then staying attached while moving laterally in the zone running game. He possesses quick lateral movement skills, he can consistently match, pass-off, or recover on stunts and blitzes.
In the passing game he has had issues with faster pass rushers. One of the main reasons he continues to climb draft boards was his performance against Chase Young in 2019 where he held him in check whenever he was tasked with keeping him away from the ball.
Northwestern ran mostly quick passes, so he doesn’t have a lot t experience with a vertical offense. If he is in a vertical offense in the NFL, he may have problems with how long he has to keep blocking.
Good size and athleticism, a great 2020 season has seen his stock rise and like so many OL players at the collegiate level project to move inside in the pros, when you see a player that has genuine LT potential then teams are going to be very interested (as was seen with the incredible run on tackles we saw in the 2020 draft with many of them going on to have great rookie seasons).
Darrisaw is generating a lot of buzz as someone that can play tackle in the NFL and that has seen him rise from a second-round to a late first-round prospect, with some seeing him as the third-best OT option after Sewell.