EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - DECEMBER 05: Donovan McNabb #5 and Jammal Brown #77 of the Washington Redskins looks on against the New York Giants on December 5 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
So what can, and will be done, to provide the much heralded RG3 with the protection he needs and deserves?
I will list my 3 options after the jump.
Option 2: Existing roster players - We have youth and inexperience at the reserve tackle position. Tyler Polumbus(27) is entering his sixth year in the league. He has appeared in 56 games with 19 career starts. Willie Smith(25) is entering his second season with the Redskins. The 6'6" 310 pound undrafted tackle has appeared in four career games, having started three. James Lee(26) is entering his fifth season in the NFL. He has been a journyman thus far, seeing the most action in 2010 with Tampa Bay, where he appeared in 15 games notching nine starts. For his career, the 6'4" 305 pounder has played in 19 games, with 10 starts. Finally, we have rookie Tom Compton(23). The Redskins sixth round pick in this years draft hails from lowely South Dakota, where he was a two-time All Great West Conference selection, and 2011 Offensive Linemen of the Year. The 6'5" 315 pound prospect showed very well in the 2012 East-West Shrine Game, and 2012 NFL scouting Combine, where he posted a 5.11 40 yard dash, a 9' broad jump and a 30" vertical, to go along with 34" arms. Compton showed well in on-field drills at the combine. His weakness was his (in)ability to get just 20 bench press reps at 225 pounds.
Option 3: Trade for, or aquire a player - This one gets a bit more confusing. There will certainly be guys who are released this year during training camp, and we need to do our due diligence in exploring any of these options as they happen. Point is, not every offensive tackle out there will be a good fit for our unique situation. We are starting a rookie quarterback, and we run a zone blocking scheme. For example, a guy like Bryant McKinnie would NOT be a good fit for the Redskins, if he were to be released by the Ravens. Another option is to trade for a veteran right tackle. This also becomes an issue, as we are already without our first round pick in 2013, and giving up any more future picks could hurt the team in the long run. Some possible guys to look at(and please take the word "possible" with a grain of salt)are Chiefs offensive tackle Brandon Albert, Raiders offensive tackle Jared Veldheer, and Patriots tackle Sebastian Vollmer. There could probably be some more names added to this list, but they would be(just like the above) pure speculation.
What would you like to see happen regarding our right tackle situation?
What should the Redskins do at right tackle?
Prayer - Hope to hell Brown can get healthy in time for the start of the season (191 votes)
Existing roster player - we have some youth and talent on our current roster (462 votes)
Trade - We need to do something/anything to get better at RT (249 votes)
Acquisition - Scour the waiver wire (224 votes)
1126 total votes