Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman (99). ©USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft profile - Ra'Shede Hageman

2014 NFL Draft

Name:  Ra’Shede Hageman

School:  Minnesota

Position:   Defensive Tackle

Age:  23

Height:  6-6

Weight:   310

Positives:  Hageman has tremendous size, at 6’6, 310, and he has the raw power to collapse the pocket and at times requires the offensive line to double team him.  He’s a big man, but he’s a very lean and muscularly defined athlete.  He doesn’t have the typical body fat for an interior defensive lineman, and his strength may be enhanced even further when he gets into an NFL conditioning program.

Negatives:  There aren’t a whole lot of negatives with Hageman.  He could stand to get better against the run, and although he can be very dominant at times, he probably should be more dominant than he is.  He has top ten size and talent, but a lack of consistency is why he’s not talked about as a top ten pick.  However, he may be just scratching the surface on how good he can be.

Impact on the Redskins:  Although Hageman played in a 4-3 defense as a defensive tackle at Minnesota, I think he projects much better as 3-4 defensive end.  He has an explosive element to his game, and that may be better served in a 3-4 where he can get up the field and act more as a disruptor, and use his pass rush ability more.  Hageman would make a nice bookend to Jason Hatcher.

Where the Redskins might pick him:  The Redskins would have to pick Hageman with their second round pick # 34, as he most certainly won’t be on the board after the second round.  He could turn out to be a steal if he’s still on the board at # 34.

Other teams interested:   San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots,  San Diego Chargers

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