Combine preview: Offensive tackles

Combine preview: Offensive tackles
February 17, 2013, 5:45 am
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With the NFL Scouting Combine set to begin Wednesday in Indianapolis, it’s time to take a look at the invitees the Redskins might have an interest in monitoring.

With veteran Jammal Brown and Tyler Polumbus set to become unrestricted free agents, right tackle could be a position Mike Shanahan and Co. will consider addressing through the draft. Here are three prospects pegged for the second-fifth rounds that could fit the bill:

 

Name: Oday Aboushi

School: Virginia

The skinny: At 6-5, 310 pounds, talent evaluators describe Aboushi as “surprinsingly athletic,” which, of course, could make him a good fit for Shanahan’s zone-blocking scheme. Switched from right tackle to the left side midway through sophomore season at Virginia; was asked to play both sides last month at the Senior Bowl, where he enjoyed a strong week of practice. Named first team all ACC.  

 

Name: Brennan Williams

School: North Carolina

The skinny: Missed the final four games with Tar Heels because of season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. Superior size (6-7, 315 pounds) and athleticism makes him a good fit for the Redskins’ offense. His father, Brent, was an NFL defensive lineman from 1986-96, suiting up for the Patriots, Seahawks and Jets.

 

Name: Terron Armstead

School: Arkansas-Pine Bluff

The skinny: Armstead’s stock skyrocketed after a strong effort in the East-West Shrine Game and received an invite to the Senior Bowl as an injury replacement for Tennessee prospect Dallas Thomas. Although Amrstead (6-5, 304) did not face top-notch competition in the SWAC, talent evaluators are impressed by his athleticism, agility and football smarts. According to NFL.com’s analysis, he “does a good job of selling play fakes, draws and screens.” 

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