ok, wtf? TWO Edge-rushers for the Redskins? Do you even know who is on the Redskins' roster? I was gonna comment after the first one, but decided not to. However, A SECOND EDGE-RUSHER? Preston Smith is quite good and only 23. The Redskins signed Kerrigan to a big contract extension. Clearly the top two spots are on lockdown. Question mark: Junior Galette. Can he return from a second torn achilles and provide a spark at DPR? We'll see, but he's more than just a journeyman edge rusher. Now, would it be nice to have some more depth? Sure, but that doesn't mean the Redskins should bypass their glaring needs at LG, C, and DL, GLARING needs, just to get DEPTH. Not a starter, but DEPTH. Safety, ILB, and RB. Just some more positions of need for you.
These are the school's prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * - denotes 2014 prospect ** - denotes 2015 prospect.
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Gavin Escobar*, TE, San Diego State
Height: 6-6. Weight: 254. Arm: 33.58. Hand: 9.68. 40 Time: 4.84. Projected Round (2013): 2-3. 4/13/13: The Combine put a halt to Escobar's rising draft stock. He ran extremely slowly in the 40 and that verifies the lack of speed that was on display in some tapes. It adds to the concern that Escobar could struggle to get separation in the NFL. Some scouts feel that a team would be better off passing on Escobar and getting a tight end who is a better value a round later.
Escobar caught 42 passes for 543 yards and six touchdowns this year. He had even better production as a sophomore with 51 receptions for 780 yards and seven touchdowns. The early entry has good size and could develop into a starting tight end.
Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego State
Height: 5-10. Weight: 193. Arm: 31 1/4. Hand: 9 3/4. 40 Time: 4.54. Projected Round (2013): 3-4. 3/30/13: McFadden totaled 61 tackles with 12 passes broken up and three interceptions this season. 2012 was the best year of his collegiate career and McFadden was solid at the Senior Bowl. He is on the shorter side, but could be a nice slot corner in the NFL. McFadden ran a little slower than expected at the Combine.
The former wide receiver has a reputation as a good cover corner. McFadden totaled 46 tackles, 15 passes broken up and two interceptions in 2011. He recorded 55 tackles, 12 passes broken up and two interceptions in 2010.