Round 4 – Oklahoma OT Adrian Ealy
I still don’t think offensive tackle is much of an immediate need for the Washington Football Team, and Washington seems to agree, based on their activity in free agency. Numerous tackles were made available, and Orlando Brown was even included in trade whispers across the league. But Washington remained static with their tackle duo. Their only move at the position? Re-signing backup David Sharpe.
Cornelius Lucas deserves to enter the 2021 season as the Washington Football Team’s starter on the left side, and on the right side, Morgan Moses is still providing solid play. Nevertheless, there is room for Washington to increase its long-term security on the edges. Both Lucas and Moses will be over 30 years old entering the 2021 season, so Washington can add more developmental talent.
Oklahoma tackle Adrian Ealy fits the mold that Ron Rivera seems to prefer at tackle. He’s tall, massive, and has very good length, which he can use to keep himself clean and negate rushers in pass protection. Ealy didn’t test nearly as well as I expected him to at his pro day. However, he still showed the requisite mobility at the Senior Bowl, and he seems like a better athlete than his numbers indicate.
Ealy would provide more depth and future starting ability for Washington, at a reasonable cost.