Redskins roster bubble stock report: Undrafted rookies making their case
By Ian Cummings
Stock Up – Redskins DL Ryan Bee
I guess you could say the hype around this guy is buzzing like a bee.
I’ll see myself out now.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t hope Bee would be good just so I could use that line and then immediately regret it. But his 6-foot-7 frame, paired with the coaching prowess of Jim Tomsula, brought some initial excitement of its own when Bee was first signed.
In truth, Bee’s hype hasn’t quite reached the class of the hymenoptera. His hype more resembles a giant yellow hoverfly, which is still pretty loud if you’ve ever seen one in person. After Week 1, when Bee had a sack, he made a good first impression. But I wanted to see another week of him getting after the quarterback and showing strength in run defense.
Week 2 came and went, and Bee showed exactly that. He didn’t notch a sack, but he was getting pressure, and causing problems for the opposing offensive line. His roster chances still aren’t great, but he is the No. 6 defensive lineman, and as Jacob noted on a podcast that has been recorded, but not published, the Redskins have often either started or ended up with six defensive linemen in the past. Part of that may have been due to the overall lack of depth in the past, but it’s notable either way.
Bee still has to earn that sixth spot, because if Caleb Brantley‘s recovery is well on its way, the Redskins could easily carry just five linemen and be fine stashing Bee on the practice squad. But by stringing together two solid weeks, Bee is slowly making a case for himself, and he has a hive of fans behind him.