Three defensive linemen who the Washington Redskins must consider

The Redskins have to decide which of their many holes they will patch first in the upcoming NFL Draft.  As the smoke has settled on the all the quarterback hype, the concensus is that the Skins should look carefully into drafting a stud defensive lineman.

The Redskins defense will be heading into their second season in the 3-4 and need to really firm up the section that anchors that unit.

1. JJ Watt -I actually like him the best because of his ability to play anywhere on the line, he can play both inside and out.  Great explosion, but tends to play up high.  That can be worked on.

2. Nick Fairley – I like him at #10 because he fits right at home in the middle as a tackle.  I’m sure there would be some growing pains in his development, but I don’t doubt that he would be able to pick up the scheme.  What he excels in is his explosion.  He can create gaps and disrupt timing.  However, the scouts say that his lower body strength could be in question and will need to be worked on.

3. Robert Quinn-  If he falls to 10 he will make it really tough on the Redskins to pass up on him.  His ability and speed off the edge are clearly suited for the 4-3.  In a 3-4 he may be better off as an OLB, but then again it would be nice to have a complimentary piece to go along side Brian Orakpo

Topics: Jj Watt, Nick Fairley, Robert Quinn

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