Theismann Thinks Redskins Will Find Starters In The Draft
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The Redskins will be adding an exceptional quarterback in this years draft and according Joe Theismann, that player will have a pretty good team around him.
In an interview with Holden and Danny Theismann said that Washington can continue to get better by addressing their needs in the draft.
“If I’m looking at this football team, I’m still looking for a safety, offensive lineman and a defensive lineman. Those are the three areas I think this team could really improve.”
Without a second round pick due to the trade with St.Louis (39th overall), the Redskins will be forced to rely on stopgaps and late round draft picks to try and solidify those positions.
At right tackle, Theismann thinks the Redskins could still find a fit for their zone-blocking scheme.
“The offensive line position is one of the more unique ones in football. You don’t need to be a one, a two or a three (round draft choice). Some of the best players in our league are sixth round draft choices, seventh round draft choices, free agents…Young guys that never really got a chance because maybe (their team was) looking for a power game but they were a more athletic.”
Coach Mike Shanahan has a history attaining serviceable starters in the latter rounds. They will be depended upon to protect his prized quarterback.
Center Will Montgomery (seventh Round) and left-guard Kory Lichtensteiger (fourth round) are projected starters and a rotation of Willie Smith (Undrafted) and Tyler Polumbus (fifth Round) was used at right tackle for seven games last season.
Listen to the full interview with Joe Theismann below