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Sunday Slop: Redskins Are Getting Ready for the Combine

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2015 NFL Combine: Players with the most to gain or lose | CBS

DL Arik Armstead, Oregon
A freakish two-sport player in college, Armstead suited up for the Ducks on the football field and basketball court his first two years at Oregon before deciding to focus on football. At 6-feet-7 and 295 pounds, Armstead will test off the charts for an athlete his size.

2015 NFL Draft Big Board: Combine crucial for guys with Red Flags | CBS

This is particularly true in 2015, as this year's class features a disproportionate number of top prospects with significant character or injury red-flags. Wideout Dorial Green-Beckham, for example, could very well star in workouts. But if decision-makers determine he's unreliable and his off-field history is too risky, the top 10 talent could find himself waiting deep into Day 2 for his name to be called.

Interior DL candidates looking better all the time | CBS

3. Malcom Brown, Texas: A fine athlete with quickness to penetrate and will get strong consideration as the second-best 3-technique. He recorded 31 plays behind the line of scrimmage the past two seasons. He is also a candidate at defensive end and 5-technique. His game vs. UCLA (six tackles, three TFL, one sack) was a solid glimpse at what's ahead.

On Mel Kiper's Mock and the Redskins | ESPN Redskins Blog

For those wanting help in the secondary: No corner projects to the top 10 right now (according to analysts). And the top safety, Landon Collins, continues to be projected outside the top 15. In fact, Kiper had him lasting until 22 to Pittsburgh. That's quite a fall; in his first mock, Kiper had the Chicago Bears at No. 7 selecting him. Collins is a good player.

McClougan inherits plenty of unfinished business in rebuilding the roster | CSN Washington

McCloughan has a big job in front of him because the Redskins have made very little progress in the past year. Needs that existed a year ago as Bruce Allen led the personnel team into Indianapolis still exist. Let's take a look at the needs that existed a year ago and how those holes have been filled as of today.  (warning this is a depressing article enter at your own risk)

How many changes along the OL in 2015? | CSN Washington

The Redskins Blog | Dale Earnhardt Jr. Talks Redskins on ‘PTI’
“We do [have] a new GM, who has got a lot of street credibility,” Earnhardt Jr. said. “He’s done a lot of good things with the teams he’s worked with in the past. I hope that he can be a positive influence on our Redskins. We’re going to take a few years to get where we want to go, whether we build through the draft or through free agency. I think that it would be wise for us to do some good things in the draft. It’s been a while since we’ve had a great draft and got a lot of young players on the team.”

Redskins Combine Countdown: Oklahoma NT Jordan Phillips | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
How he fits the Redskins: The Redskins have been using the undersized Barry Cofield at nose tackle since 2011. Cofield is about to turn 31, he has a high cap number and although he may survive this season his replacement needs to be found sooner rather than later. Phillips could be the player to do it. “Big guys win” according to GM Scot McCloughan and at 6-6, 334 Phillips qualifies. But he’s not just a big body; he has the ability to use his size to great advantage with his quickness. He could at least contribute early if not become the full-time starter by midseason.

Redskins Combine Countdown: Utah CB Eric Rowe | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
How he fits the Redskins: The smaller, faster corners tend to come off the board on Thursday and Friday night during the draft. The taller guys, the ones who run the 4.6 forties, tend to stick around until Saturday afternoon. That is when Rowe’s name may come up in the Redskins’ draft room.

Redskins Offseason Questions: Receivers - Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
The Redskins are a team with limited talent but has a lot of money invested into one position.   Washington has invested heavily into two starters in Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson and larger than normal in a third receiver in Andre Roberts.  Although Washington is not in any kind of salary cap problems it is still too big of a part of the cap.  The problem is cutting back on the receiver spot to invest into the horrid defense or offensive line could be tough.

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