2019 NFL Draft: Washington Redskins’ top Day 2 targets
The Redskins need help at the guard position. It’s no secret. They almost certainly will add a mid-round prospect at the position to provide more depth and at least push new acquisition Ereck Flowers for the starting job.
One name to watch is Nate Davis. The Redskins have displayed an interest in the Charlotte product throughout the draft process. They even had him in for a visit. With their second third-round pick, they could opt to select him and have him serve as the competition for Flowers.
Davis played both tackle and guard at Charlotte, but his home at the NFL level will be on the interior. He has a stout 6-3 frame and should be a quality blocker on the inside. He may never be anything more than a solid starter, but that’s all the Redskins need after five years of having Shawn Lauvao start at the position (when healthy, which was rare).
Davis represents somewhat of a sleeper option that isn’t getting a lot of attention. He has the tools needed to be a fine NFL starter and his functional strength should be enough to make him a solid, well-rounded blocker. Some may have him going on early Day 3, but he could definitely sneak into the latter end of the third round with the team’s compensatory pick.
When it’s all said and done, don’t be surprised if Davis ends up in a Redskins uniform. He would be nice interior depth and would help to shore up an offensive line that hasn’t been very deep over the past couple of seasons.