Washington Redskins 2020 NFL Draft all-rookie team
By Ian Cummings
OG – Damien Lewis, Netane Muti, Ben Bredeson, Jonah Jackson
Often, during the pre-draft process, centers and offensive guards are lumped together due to translatable skill sets on the interior line. But for an all-rookie team, you need all the positions, and the separation of those groups has revealed a massive talent deficiency at guard in the 2020 NFL Draft.
That’s not to say there’s no one worth drafting here, but there’s no surely Quenton Nelson, and the lack of top-end talent at guard in the 2020 NFL Draft has left a cloud of obscurity in its wake. It almost feels wrong to name a clear-cut OG1, just because choosing one to rise above the rest, at the current moment, doesn’t feel right.
We know who’s in the conversation, however. Damien Lewis is up there, as he brings a solid, unspectacular combination of athleticism and fundamentals to the interior. Netane Muti would likely be the OG1 if it weren’t for his injury history; he’s a tremendous athlete with great power as well, possessing all the traits to flourish in the NFL if he can stay healthy.
Behind Lewis and Muti, there are a couple of Big Ten blockers in Ben Bredeson and Jonah Jackson. Both players leave a bit to be desired in terms of athleticism and functional movement, but Bredeson is a powerful guard on the interior, and Jackson wins with good hand placement and technique.