Ian’s Redskins roster prediction: Surprises at receiver, offensive tackle
By Ian Cummings
Edge Rusher (4)
Chase Young, Montez Sweat, Ryan Kerrigan, Cameron Malveaux
Isn’t it incredible that the guy pictured above — Ryan Kerrigan, one of the most consistent and dependable Redskins defenders of the past decade — might be the third-best edge rusher for the Redskins this year?
The Redskins’ edge rushing group is a very exciting unit. Chase Young and Montez Sweat should form one of the most athletically gifted edge duos in the league in 2020, and Ryan Kerrigan provides very valuable depth.
As for who the fourth edge rusher will be, that’s a tough call. No one has a strong resume. Jordan Brailford didn’t play last year. Nate Orchard is undersized and hasn’t been a consistent contributor anywhere in his NFL career. James Smith-Williams is a seventh-round rookie dealing with injuries. And Ryan Bee, Jacob’s choice, is admittedly uncertain as well.
Bee and Cameron Malveaux, however, provide something that no one else does here, and that’s the versatility to line up either on the edge or on the interior. Smith-Williams could feasibly put on pounds and make a similar move, but that might take some time.
For now, I’m going with Unheralded Player Cameron Malveaux. Malveaux is a solid athlete for his size, and he has the frame to provide versatility along the line. He was also a captain in college, so he may earn Ron Rivera’s trust early with his work ethic.