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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Summary: Jack Anderson, OG, Texas Tech

Jack Anderson
The mean and mauling offensive lineman Jack Anderson from Texas Tech is a player to keep an eye on in the 2021 NFL Draft.

By Craig Forrestal

Jack Anderson

  • School: Texas Tech
  • Position: Guard
  • HT: 6ft5
  • WT: 320
  • Hometown: Frisco, TX
  • High School: Frisco
  • Recruit Ranking
    • Rivals: 4 Star/ 192 overall in 2017 Class
    • 247: 4 Star/ 90 overall in 2017 Class
    • ESPN: 4 Star/ 52 overall in 2017 Class
  • Participated in the Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando, Florida, following his senior season

2017 Season

  • Started and played in all 13 games en route to an All-America type season 
  • Earned the starting RG position early in preseason practices
  • Recognized as a Freshman All-American by both ESPN and USA Today
  • This was the first time a Red Raider had garnered Freshman All-America honors since Davis Webb and Baker Mayfield in 2013
  • Le’Raven Clark in 2012 was the last Texas Tech offensive lineman recognized as a Freshman All-American
  • Selected during the season on both the Big 12 and National Teams of the Week by Pro Football Focus (Oct. 17).

2018 Season

  • Once again he earned the start in all 12 games of the season at RG
  • named All-Big 12 second team by the conference coaches and the Associated Press
  • This was the first time a Red Raider offensive lineman had earned first or second-team honors since Le’Raven Clark in 2015
  • Selected on the All-Big 12 first team by Pro Football Focus
  • Awarded Academic All-Big 12 first team for his work in the classroom

2019 Season

  • Redshirt season due to injury
  • Earned starts at RG against Montana State, Arizona and Oklahoma before injury cut his short
  • Anderson was out for the UTEP game due to injury, ending his streak of 26-consecutive starts
  • Academic All-Big 12 first-team selection
  • All-Big 12 Preseason Team before the season


Anderson doesn’t come from a traditional powerhouse school for an offensive lineman. He has proven to be a vital piece of the line since he set foot on campus and will need a big 2020 season to prove he has recovered from injury and to also show the injury didn’t stunt his growth as a football player. Anderson is a big-bodied OG that looks the part of an NFL OG. He shows comfort as a pass protector but can get away from technique at times and try to bully/outmuscle his opponent. While Anderson isn’t a mesmerizing athlete he is solid in both run and pass blocking routinely getting the job done.


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