How Casey Dunn might fit with the Redskins
Dunn signed as a tryout player after the draft and long after the priority free agents were inked to deals. So, it would be premature to say that he has a good shot at making the 53-man roster. However, in looking at him as a player, it may be hard for the Redskins to pass on having him in their organization in some capacity.
Dunn simply is a great technician who is extremely good in the run game, and he will have a chance to develop into a quality NFL center. As it stands, he looks like a good backup candidate with a solid frame, athletic ability, and the potential to be a versatile player at the NFL level. So, he should have a chance to make the roster and at the very least, he will be a practice squad candidate.
There’s no way of knowing how Dunn will factor into the offensive line rotation until OTAs and the preseason really begin. But for him to realistically have a shot at staying in Washington, he will have to play on par with fringe roster candidates like Tyler Catalina, Kyle Kalis, Tony Bergstrom, and T.J. Clemmings. Because of his ability to play center, he may have a shot to beat Kalis. And if he can show enough upside, overtaking Bergstrom would be next.
Keep an eye on Dunn as long as he’s with the team. He could end up being a real diamond in the rough this offseason. Picking him up after tryouts was certainly a strong move by the Redskins.