Washington Redskins post-trade seven round mock draft
By Ian Cummings
Round 4, Pick 13 – DT Tim Settle – Virginia Tech
Players like Da’Ron Payne, Vita Vea, and Taven Bryan were still available at pick No. 13 in this simulation. But the defensive line class this year is incredibly deep, and so the decision was made to wait later to pick one. Fortunately, Virginia Tech defensive tackle Tim Settle was available at this spot.
Hailed as a Day 2 or an early Day 3 pick, Tim Settle, 6-foot-4, 335, is a looming bruiser on the defensive line. Settle declared as a redshirt sophomore this year, forgoing his final two years of NCAA eligibility. It’s tough to blame him. Because his resume speaks for itself.
Settle didn’t put up massive stats in his short time as the Hokies’ starter. But the skills he showed on the field stand out. Settle’s size is enormous, but he is far from slow. Settle has the burst to get a quick jump on the snap, and he has the agility to stay upright and use a variety of different moves against his opponent. Very few 335-pound linemen can move like Settle. Very few.
If Settle lasts this long, which is a possibility, given his lack of experience and consistent statistical production, the Washington Redskins should not hesitate to swipe him up. His versatility allows him to line up as a 3-technique against a guard, and his size would enable him to replace Ziggy Hood as the fill-in nose tackle, when necessary.