Five players for the Redskins to watch closely at 2020 Senior Bowl
There’s no guarantee that the Redskins are going to have a shot at landing Josh Jones. At the moment, it seems likely that he will go at some point late in the first round or during the second round. But that doesn’t mean that the ‘Skins shouldn’t still keep an eye on him.
Jones was a four-year starter for the Houston Cougars and was solid for the team. He has really good physical traits and solid athletic ability. He still needs to refine his technique a bit and really learn exactly how to use his hands and his solid 6-foot-5, 311-pound frame. But if he can do that, then he looks like a natural fit on the blindside.
In the Senior Bowl, Jones will be tested by some strong pass rushers including Jonathan Greenard, who has practiced very well during the Senior Bowl. If Jones can win a majority of battles against him, that will work wonders for his stock and if that happens, he’ll be out of the Redskins reach.
That said, nothing is ever locked in during the draft. And Jones could end up going on Day 2. If that happens, the Redskins could explore trading up to get him considering the massive, glaring hole they have at left tackle. So, Jones should certainly still be a player on their board.
We’ll see what ends up happening with Jones. Either way, he’s one of only a handful of potential first-round picks playing today, so he deserves to be watched considering that the Redskins badly need some depth at the position he plays.