The Washington Redskins are scouting some future talent at this week’s East-West Shrine Game. Here’s a look at who they’ve met with so far.
The 2020 NFL Draft is less than 100 days away and with the college football season over, teams are kicking into high gear for evaluation season ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft. Up next for NFL scouts and GMs are the college football All-Star games at which they’ll see some of the top draft-eligible players compete.
The East-West Shrine Game will be taking place on Saturday. This game doesn’t produce quite as much NFL talent as the Senior Bowl, but there are still plenty of potential late-round players that will be looking to improve their stock. And at the moment, the Redskins are doing what they can to find out more information about these players.
The Redskins have reportedly been active in meeting with prospects during this game. Here’s a look at the full list of offensive prospects that they’ve met with so far, courtesy of WalterFootball.com’s Charlie Campbell.
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- RB Rico Dowdle, South Carolina
- RB Adrian Killins, Central Florida
- WR Chris Finke, Notre Dame
- C Frederick Mauigoa, Washington State
- OL Cameron Clark, Charlotte
- QB Kelly Bryant, Missouri
- OT Jared Hilbers, Washington
- WR John Hightower, Boise State
There are a couple of notable players on this list. Many fans will remember Kelly Bryant as the quarterback that helped lead Clemson to a College Football Playoff berth but couldn’t ultimately deliver a national championship before being replaced by Trevor Lawrence. Bryant passed for 2,215 yards, 15 touchdowns, and six picks while completing 62 percent of his passes in his lone year at Missouri and is largely considered a developmental project at the NFL level.
Elsewhere, O-Lineman Cameron Clark has performed well during Shrine Game practices and may be earning more respect as a result of that. Clark was a two-year starter for Charlotte and has the potential to be a versatile piece at the next level. He played tackle at Charlotte but may have to move inside at the next level, but the Redskins need some depth on the offensive line, so he could be a good fit.
On the defensive side of the ball, these are the players that the Redskins have met with (per Campbell).
- DT John Penisini, Utah
- LB Kyahva Tezino, San Diego State
- DE Derreck Tuszka, North Dakota State
- LB Mykal Walker, Fresno State
- DE Michael Danna, Michigan
- DE James Smith-Williams, NC State
- CB Parnell Motley, Oklahoma
- S Jeremiah Dinson, Auburn
- LB Michael Pinckney, Miami
- DE Austin Edwards, Ferris State
- S Jordan Glasgow, Michigan
- DT Khalil Davis, Nebraska
There aren’t a lot of big names on this side of the ball, but it’s notable that the Redskins are looking at a lot of talent in the front seven. They are switching to a 4-3 defense so they may be looking for depth up front and in the linebacker corps. So, that explains why they’re meeting with so many players.
Of the group, Dinson is probably the most talented. He is coming off a career-year at Auburn that saw him notch a career-high 88 tackles and two interceptions. He could have upside as a backup-type player, so the Redskins could use him as a depth option. So too could Glasgow (89 tackles, five sacks).
We’ll see what level of interest the Redskins end up having in these guys. But these are just important to note at this time.