Missing the cut
There are a few notable players who are missing from this tackle depth chart. But the most notable would be T.J. Clemmings. The former fourth round pick by the Minnesota Vikings was the team’s fourth tackle last season, but I don’t have him playing that position this year. Still, there’s a chance that he could make the final roster.
I think that the Redskins may consider moving Clemmings to guard, given the weakness they have at left guard and the fact that they could use some depth there. Clemmings has some experience playing guard and while he has never really performed well during his NFL career, perhaps working full-time on the interior could change that.
Elsewhere, John Kling, a 6-foot-7, 315 player who played college ball at Buffalo, won’t make the roster either. He has nice size, but he simply doesn’t have the skill set needed to beat out the other options available. That said, Kling could be a practice squad candidate.
Finally, Timon Parris, a college free agent out of Stony Brook, is another intriguing option. He has a 6-foot-6 frame and blocked well in college. That said, he’s facing an uphill battle to make the 53-man roster, but one would imagine that the Redskins would love to retain him on the practice squad, especially if he shows solid ability during the preseason.
So, to review, the Redskins depth chart at offensive tackle will look something like this.
- Trent Williams (LT)
- Morgan Moses (RT)
- Ty Nsekhe
- Geron Christian
Each player will have a chance to play a specific role, and it will be interesting to see how they all perform during the preseason.