2017 NFL Combine: 3 Defensive Linemen For The Washington Redskins To Watch
2. Montravius Adams
The weakest point on the Redskins defense last season was at nose tackle. They came into the year with veteran Kedric Golston entrenched as the starter, despite the fact that he was only a backup caliber player at this stage in his career. After he went down for the season in Week 2, Ziggy Hood filled in and did an admirable job playing out of position. Still, Hood struggled greatly to plug up the running lanes and that was a huge weakness on the Redskins defense.
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To fix this problem, the team may take on a young player with upside to fill the void. Auburn’s Montravius Adams could be the guy to solve the problem.
With a 6-foot-4, 310 pound frame, Adams has ideal size for a nose tackle. At Auburn, he displayed great run stuffing technique and was also able to show some athletic ability as he notched a career high four sacks in his senior season. Adams would be a natural fit at the position and within a couple of years, he could be a solid starter for the Redskins.
The good news is that Adams is another likely Day 2 pick. As a result, the Redskins may be able to target him in the second or third round. If they can land him, that would be good news for their defensive front.