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PASADENA CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Derrick Coleman #33 of the UCLA Bruins runs away from Stephen Paea #54 of the Oregon State Beavers during the second quarter at the Rose Bowl on November 6 2010 in Pasadena California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
PASADENA CA - NOVEMBER 06: Derrick Coleman #33 of the UCLA Bruins runs away from Stephen Paea #54 of the Oregon State Beavers during the second quarter at the Rose Bowl on November 6 2010 in Pasadena California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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There are still a lot of viable options at Nose Tackle for the Redskins in the rest of the draft. Phil Taylor was target number one for a lot of fans, but that ship has sailed.

1. Stephen Paea, Oregon State, 6'1, 303: A lot of people are going to feel like the Skins will have to take Paea tonight to be the NT of the future. Paea is a nice prospect but I don't think he's the best fit for the 3-4.  He's a bit undersized and I think better value can be found a little later in the draft. Paea may not even make it to the Redskins tonight, so it may be an easy decision.

2. Kenrick Ellis, Hampton, 6'5, 346: Ellis is my guy, he's the one I want the most at NT at this point. The only problem is...he'll probably go early third round and we don't have a third round pick. The biggest knock on Ellis is he has had past work ethic and character issues, he started his career at South Carolina but was forced to leave.

3. Jerrell Powe, Ole Miss, 6'2, 330: Early on Powe was the highest ranked NT in this draft but he has dropped quickly. He's another 3rd or 4th round guy. It seemed like he tried to spend more time this year working the gaps, but he needs to learn to be more of an anchor on a 3-4 line.

4. Sione Fua, Stanford, 6'2, 310: Fua will most likely go in the 5th, but he could move up to the 4th. He did have a very solid season and was excellent at taking up multiple blockers. He's a little undersized, but presents good value later in the draft.

5. Ian Williams, Notre Dame, 6'1, 310: I'm not a big fan of Williams, he's a bit undersized. But he had a solid season and is another value guy in the 5th or 6th round.

Last Resort? Diesel's boy the "Vanilla Gorilla" Blaine Sumner out of the Colorado School of Mines.