Left guard has long been a weakness for the Washington Redskins. Can Wes Martin fix that?
The Washington Redskins have had a pretty strong offensive line over the course of the past few seasons. However, there has been one problem spot that has never been fixed. And that was the left guard position.
Shawn Lauvao was the primary starter at the position for the Redskins in each of the past five years. During the 2017 and 2018 offseasons, there was an echo from ‘Skins fans surrounding Lauvao. “It’s time to replace him”; “Guard is a big need”; “They could draft a guard early and cut Lauvao”. However, it never happened. And the team even re-signed him after the 2018 NFL Draft when they failed to find a replacement for him.
But now, Lauvao is officially gone after an injury-plagued and below-average half-decade in Washington. Now, the team will finally replace him and they did draft an option who could do that, Indiana’s Wes Martin.
Martin comes to the Redskins as a fourth-round pick, and he will have a chance to make an impact on the team. He’s going to be involved in one of the team’s key position battles, and his chance to get ahead in that will begin in training camp. Here’s an in-depth look at everything Martin is looking to prove in that time.