On Friday, the Redskins added a pair of offensive linemen who weigh in at well over 300 pounds and a linebacker who carries 250 pounds and may be asked add some more. They addressed needs on the O-line with Morgan Moses and Spencer Long and took a page from the book of “you can’t have too many pass rushers” when they made linebacker Trent Murphy their top draft pick.
It would not be surprising to see the Redskins acquire some smaller players today. Here are a few possibilities for their selection with the 102nd overall pick, the second one up after things get going at noon.
Keith McGill, CB, Utah—He’s only small compared to the likes of Moses and Long. At 6-3, 211 he’s a big corner and he’s athletic. McGill needs some work on his technique but you can’t teach the height. Impressive at the Senior Bowl. He could be an immediate contributor on special teams; he used his length to block some kicks at Utah.
Ed Reynolds, FS, Sanford—Murphy’s teammate with the Cardinal was third on the team in tackles. He plays to his 6-1 height and has good instincts. His tackling and man coverage need some work. Right now Reynolds is probably better suited to a Cover 2 scheme but he could be coached to be more versatile.
Brock Vereen, FS, Minnesota—He started at both corner and safety last year. At 6-0, 199 he has good size and uses it well. Vereen is a good athlete with a good work ethic and a very competitive nature.
Walt Aikens, CB, Liberty—After being recruited by Clemson and Louisville, he chose Illinois but he blew that opportunity by getting charged with theft and being kicked off of the team. There were no issues during his time at Liberty. On the field he’s tough, competitive, and athletic.