Tankathon updated their 2021 NFL Draft Big Board this week and an easy find on the list of ranked players is Oregon State edge-rusher was Hamilcar Rashed Jr., a rising senior on the Beavers’ front-seven. The Beavers defender is also viewed as the 7th best edge-rusher in the class, trailing top-rated Miami’s Gregory Rousseau, Clemson’s Xavier Thomas, Wake Forest’s Carlos Basham Jr., Miami’s Quincy Roche, Washington’s Joe Tryon and Tulane’s Patrick Johnson.
Their 2021 NFL Draft Big Board is led overall by Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, followed by Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase and the aforementioned Rousseau.
As for Rashed Jr., he tallied 62 total tackles, 14 sacks and forced 2 fumbles in 2019, as the breakout star player on the Beavers defense. He was named a first-team All-American by The Athletic, Phil Steele and Sports Illustrated, while also being selected to the AP’s All-Pac-12 first-team. Between his great size at 6’ 4”, 240 pounds, along with the agility, speed and strength to play in the ever-growing hybrid edge-rusher role, the Phoenix, Arizona native looks like a probable Day Two selection when looking forward to next year’s selection process.
Other notable Pac-12 talents on the list include Stanford offensive tackle Walker Little (#9), Stanford cornerback Paulson Adebo (#20), USC defensive tackle Jay Tufele (#28), Oregon safety Jevon Holland (#44), Washington edge-rusher Joe Tryon (#50), USC wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown (#57), Washington cornerback Elijah Molden (#69), Stanford defensive end Thomas Booker (#76), Washington defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike (#88), Oregon cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. (#91), UCLA defensive end Osa Odighizuwa (#92) and Colorado defensive lineman Mustafa Johnson (#94).