In the coming weeks, Guns Up Nation will be releasing some draft profiles on the Red Raiders that are going into the draft this year. Today, we will be profiling the best offensive lineman to come out of Texas Tech since La’Raven Clark, Jack Anderson.
Anderson was recruited to Texas Tech by Kliff Kingsbury to play in his spread offense. One of Texas Tech’s highest-ranked recruits in program history, Anderson looked to make an impact early. Anderson immediately started at guard in 2017 and has played there ever since. He earned Freshman-All American honors by ESPN after his stellar play in his freshman season.
He backed that up in 2018 with another good season. Anderson earned an All-Big 12 Second Team selection and continued starting at guard. In 2019, he suffered an upper-body injury that required surgery. Some people thought that if healthy, Anderson would have left for the NFL Draft last season.
In 2020, Anderson played as strong as ever. He started all ten games for the Red Raiders and earned All-Big 12 First Team for his play at guard. He then declared for the NFL Draft after the season was over.
Most people project Anderson to be a mid-round guy. I think he’ll be a project for a team that can eventually turn into a starter. Anderson is a prototype NFL Guard and has the measurables that NFL teams are looking for.
He also has the strength to turn heads in the NFL. He won’t come in immediately and start somewhere, but he could turn into a starter with some development and patience.
What round do you think Anderson will get drafted in? Let us know in the comments below!