Darryl Tapp, 6’1”, 270 lb
Virginia Tech, OLB/DE
1st season in with the Redskins, 8th season in the NFL
Twitter handle: @dtapp55
Key Career Stats
2 First-team All-ACC (2004, 2005)
NFL Stats: 257 Tackles, 24 Sacks, 17 Passes Defended, 2 Interceptions, 9 Forced Fumbles
2012 Stats: 17 Tackles, .5 Sack, 0 Forced Fumbles, 0 Interceptions
2012 Highlight/Lowlight: Well, he played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012. That was probably a big lowlight for him personally. He did manage to record a half-sack in week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals, so that’s a nice highlight for a backup/specific defensive package player.
What is coming in 2013: Tapp appeared in 13 games last season with no starts. I expect Tapp to compete for a roster spot and if he does make the roster, he will compete for snaps at outside linebacker. Tapp does have experience playing defensive end and he could play special teams in 2013, so he may provide good defensive depth for the Redskins. Tapp may fill role that Lorenzo Alexander filled with the team last year as a backup defensive player and a special teams player. According to Tapp, he is “tired of losing,” so lets hope that coming to the Redskins will help him with that cause.