Christian Darrisaw recognized as a top tackle in PFF 101

PFF released their top 101 players in the league ahead of this year’s highly expected free agency period. The fun of rankings such as this one is seeing the top players at each position, including those that may sometimes get overlooked by the casual viewer. On their list, PFF listed out the top eight offensive tackles in the NFL, including Minnesota Vikings left tackle Christian Darrisaw.

Darrisaw ranked as the seventh-best tackle and the 92nd-best overall player.

Only Tyron Smith and Tristan Wirfs earned better PFF pass-blocking grades than Darrisaw this season, and injuries causing him to play in only 15 games also didn’t help his cause. He has nevertheless solidified himself as one of the best left tackles in football.

Despite missing two games, Darrisaw was the star of a Vikings offensive line that has been revered as one of the top lines in the NFL, especially in pass protection.

Another cornerstone of this young Minnesota offense, Darrisaw becomes a free agent after next season.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire