Obviously, it’s too early to tell right now who would win the final spot on the Redskins defensive line. The important thing is that the team has options across the unit. And that is something that they have been lacking for quite some time.
In the event that the Redskins keep just one player, I imagine that they would opt to go with McGee. He has some versatility, is the youngest, and would also eat the most dead cap space if cut. So, holding onto him for another season could work fine, as he has the makings of a strong rotational player.
If the team kept a second, it would be a true tossup between Hood and Taylor. While Taylor might have more upside, I would assume Gruden would roll with Hood as his man. Hood has the versatility and could provide veteran leadership and work as a plug-and-play guy in the event of an injury. He may not be the best player, but he can be a fine rotational pass rusher provided that all can stay healthy.
The defensive line will be the most exciting position to watch in the 2018 offseason. With new talent and veterans battling for spots on the depth chart, it should be hyper competitive. And there’s no doubt that these three players will do everything they can to try and make the final roster.