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2021 Free Agency Position Preview: Offensive Tackle

The 2021 offseason is getting ready to kick start soon on March 17 with legal tampering starting March 15. There have been some unofficial trades, some cap casualties and the franchise tag window has opened (closing March 9). Let’s start looking into available free agents by position. Let’s tackle offensive tackle first.

Top TIER

The offensive tackle market is a little weak but some older candidates are out there at left tackle.

LT Trent Williams 33

Trent Williams returned to football last year (dispute with WFT previously) and played great for the 49ers after WFT traded him before the season. The 49ers will do everything in their power to keep Trent (maybe a franchise) but he is the best available right now and was the top-rated tackle in 2020 per PFF. Franchise tag coming. Still saying 18 per for Williams in value.

LT Russell Okung 33

33 must be the new 23 for FA LTs. Okung was traded to Carolina from LA Chargers and had a solid season. A LT needy team could add Okung on a decent sized deal but he has moved around from Seattle to LA to Carolina already. 33rd ranked per PFF in 2020 out of 79.

LT Alejandra Villaneuva 33

Another 33-year old LT from the Steelers. Pittsburgh has some cap space questions and we will see if they let Alejandro walk. He is another solid LT that could be added to protect the blind side for any QB. 16 per possible for this guy. 28th ranked per PFF out 79 tackles.

RT Taylor Moton 27

Both of Carolina’s tackles are free agents and Moton is going to cost some money. Moton is a good young RT and 13th ranked per PFF. 14.5 per for Moton is on the table at RT. Moton is good in both pass and run blocking and could get a nice long-term deal at 27 years old.

Second TIER

LT Cam Robinson 26

Robinson is a young tackle who had a below average year (62nd ranked). He is only 26 and should still get a decent sized deal. 11.3 per risky deal is his market value. We’ll see how new lower cap changes things.

RT Daryl Williams 29

Williams had a nice one year deal with Buffalo and played well. 21st ranked tackle could get him a 2-3 year deal on a good sized contract. He has put his injury issue behind him.

Third TIER

Guard/Tackle Matt Feiler 29

Feiler moved to guard for the Steelers but could play RT for a team.

LT/G Jason Peters 39

He will return to Eagles or not at all. Can play LT or guard still but is getting very old.

RT Rick Wagner 32

Wagner had a solid season with Green Bay until the NFC Championship game. He wasn’t a good LT though replacing Bakhtiari and should strictly be a RT. He can be a starter in a pinch.

Swing Tackle Cameron Fleming 29

Solid swing tackle who had a good season with the Giants.

Jerald Hawkins 28

Potential from Pittsburgh.

LT Cedric Ogbuehi 29

Former 1st round pick but never reached his potential with Bengals or Seahawks. Would be a good backup to have.

RT Ty Nsheke 29

Solid backup that could play guard too from the Bills.

Cameron Irving LT/G/C 28

Another former 1st rounder that never reached their potential.

Rest of them

Younger backups LeRaven Clark 28, David Sharpe 26, Roderick Johnson 26 have potential from Colts, WFT and Texans.

Veteran Kelvin Beachum experienced starter that bounced to several teams.

Zach Banner is a massive tackle trying to reach potential. Injury cut his solid season short

29 year-old Kendall Lamm experienced swing tackle from Browns.

Ty Sambrailo played for Broncos and Falcons. Backup

Demar Dotson 36 year-old vet that didn’t’ do well with Broncos after years with Bucs.

Mike Remmers failed in Super Bowl for KC but has experience on many teams. Vikings gave him a big deal years ago. Could be a RG as well.

Sam Tevi (28) starting RT but played poorly for LA. Good backup to have.

James Hurst 30 backup for Ravens/Saints and now spot starter.

Germain Ifedi was a guard for Bears but could be a RT. One year deal with Chicago went fine.

Denzell Good from Vegas and Joe Haeg experienced backups.

Tackle market is pretty weak but there are some solid starters out there at LT and RT. I would be shocked if Trent Williams ends up anywhere else.