2016 NFL Draft: 5 First-Round Prospects Redskins Must Target

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Andrew Billings
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Baylor DT Andrew Billings

Heading into the offseason, one of the Redskins’ biggest positions of need is defensive tackle. With Terrance Knighton not expected to be re-signed and Kedric Golston pondering retirement, Washington might soon be faced with a huge hole at nose tackle. Although they may address the position during free agency, adding more young talent via the draft would also be wise.

That’s why many people are pegging Billings as the Redskins’ first-round target. The Baylor product brings a tremendous amount of size, power and athleticism to the defensive front, and offers enough pass-rushing ability to make him worth the mid-first-round pick. He’d be an excellent addition in terms of talent at No. 21, while also filling a significant need for D.C.’s defense.

Even if Knighton or Golston (or both) returns this offseason, the Redskins will still be looking to get younger along the defensive line. Billings gives them an excellent option at nose tackle who can start immediately while also giving them a high-upside prospect who can be a building block for the Washington defense.

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