Senior Bowl: Who should be on the Redskins' radar

Senior Bowl: Who should be on the Redskins' radar
January 21, 2014, 8:15 pm
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MOBILE, Ala.—When draft guru Josh Norris of NBC Sports and Rotoworld looks at the Redskins’ needs on offense, two positions in particular jump out at him—offensive line and wide receiver. 

Indeed, both were areas of weakness in 2013. They’re also positions the team is expected to address in the draft.

And while we won’t until May which prospects GM Bruce Allen will ultimately select, Norris spoke to CSNWashington.com on Tuesday and named eight Senior Bowl participants who could be a fit for the Redskins:

Offensive line

Name/school: Zach Martin/Notre Dame

Height/weight/position: 6-4/308/tackle  

Norris’ comment: “There are plenty of prospects here that played a lot of tackle and will probably move inside to guard. You look at someone like Zach Martin … his base is a little wider. Some teams might knock him, even though I don’t, because he has shorter arms they’ll automatically move him inside. But he’s got such a strong latch, such a strong grip. He’ll sustain his block.”

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Name/school: Billy Turner/North Dakota State

Height/weight/position: 6-5/310/tackle

Norris’ comment: “This is a great spot for him [because] he’s on an even playing field. He’s got technical issues. …But he’s got great functional strength, and that really translates not only to tackle but to guard. He’s someone I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up in the second round.”

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Name/school: Jack Mewhort/Ohio State

Height/weight/position: 6-6/308/tackle

Norris’ comment: “It’s very easy to like him when he gets technical. He can extend his arms and lock out. You know when he wins.”

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Name/school: Morgan Moses/Virginia

Height/weight/position: 6-6/325/tackle

Norris’ comment: “There are certainly some prospects here that need some progression. Morgan Moses is someone who is long, that’s athletic. But he’s a waist-bender. You don’t want that. You want to bend at the knees, the ankles even, so you can absorb and redirect. So there are some guys that are probably second and third rounders but probably more on the third day.”

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Wide receiver

Name/school: Jordan Matthews/Vanderbilt

Height/weight/stats: 6-3/206/112 receptions, 1,477 yds, 7 TDs

Norris’ comment: “Jordan Matthews is probably the top senior prospect [at wide receiver]. You can compare him to Keenan Allen a bit.”

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Name/school: Robert Herron/Wyoming

Height/weight/stats: 5-10/187/72 catches, 932 yds, 9TDs

Norris’ comment: “There are some great slot prospects. This is a great spot for [Herron] to be [evaluated] on an even playing field.”

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Name/school: Ryan Grant/Tulane

Height/weight/stats: 6-1/191/77 catches, 1,039 yds, 9 TDs

Norris’ comment: “He’s another great [prospect].”

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Name/school: Michael Campanaro/Wake Forest

Height/weight/stats: 5-11/190/67 receptions, 803 yds, 6 TDs

Norris’ comment: “He’s a really intriguing prospect. He’s really elusive in the slot. Health was his biggest issue. He’s so slippery with his quick movements, the whip routes, the short to intermediate game. He does get down field with some long crossers, and that’s great because it takes the top off of coverages.”

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