The Washington football team’s defensive line is getting all the applause and headlines in the media, and it’s understandable, but Ron Rivera’s side wouldn’t have accomplished anything in 2020 without their stable offensive line.
Like countless teams, Washington will welcome new faces to its OL this season. Charles Leno was brought in to fill the left tackle hole and Sam Cosmi was drafted in the second round to replace longtime right tackle Morgan Moses.
The left guard post could also have a new starter come week 1, as Wes Schweitzer and Ereck Flowers battle for the starting position.
Speaking strictly in Cosmi’s terms, however, the No. 51 overall pick turned heads in his first two preseason games after a slow start to camp.
While undeniably a small sample, he seemed to be part of WFT’s great tackle of the future. It turns out that we’re not the only ones feeling this.
In his last column for NFL.com, Gil Brandt (!) The Hall of Fame executive cited Cosmi as one of 11 players drafted out of the first round who “may appear” this year.
Hall of Fame Director Gil Brandt thinks highly of Sam Cosmi
Here’s what Brandt had to say about Cosmi and how he can be critical to the success of the football team this campaign.
“The offensive line was a relative beacon of hope for Washington in 2020, placing sixth in Pro Football Focus’s end-of-year hierarchy,” Brandt wrote. “
“So the fact that Washington released right tackle Morgan Moses – a solid veteran who didn’t miss a start last season – shows you how much the team appreciates Cosmi, who has PFF’s highest overall rating. among all Washington rookies in Game 1 of the preseason. while occupying the old position of Moses. Cosmi is fortunate enough to play an important role in this team’s attempt to defend the NFC East title.
It is a great praise for one of the most decorated frames in NFL history. When it comes to talent assessment, very few are at Brandt’s level. Seriously, check out some of the players he drafted with the Cowboys.
We won’t reveal any names, but let’s just say he chaired nine Hall of Fame Cowboys players. So yeah that’s a big deal, Brandt is planning big things for Cosmi as a rookie.
While the football team has yet to name its starting right tackle – this will probably happen after the last preseason game – Cosmi has gone out of his way to prove that the job is his.
Whatever happens, Brandt giving Cosmi his proverbial endorsement proves the Texan product has a bright future.