The Scot McCloughan era Washington Redskins have not had many pre-draft visits leaked or reported so far this year. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota reportedly had a visit lined up at some point, and the Redskins reportedly worked out Houston DL Joey Mbu. That's it, that's the news that is out there for now. Miami OT Ereck Flowers reportedly told NFL.com's Gil Brandt that he has several pre-draft visits lined up for next week, including one to Ashburn to meet with the Redskins.
Flowers(6'6", 329 lbs) is projected to go in the 1st round of this year's draft, with CBS Sports ranking him as the 4th best OT and the #21 overall prospect. Flowers was ranked the #2 OT in Mike Mayock's latest Position Rankings. Flowers would be considered a reach by most people at #5, but the Redskins will listen to any offer involving a trade down, and depending on how far they drop, Flowers becomes a very real option at a position of need.
From CBS Sports:
STRENGTHS: Shows quickness and balance getting to the second level when run blocking. Broad shoulders and a wide base to cover a large area in pass protection and drive defenders off the ball in the run game.
WEAKNESSES: Can struggle against the speed of undersized pass rushers, allowing defensive ends to cross him inside and trip up running backs in pursuit. Tendency to be a beat late off the snap in load road environments.
COMPARES TO: Andrew Whitworth, Bengals -- Massive frames make these big men vulnerable to speed rushers. But massive frame, length and combative style made Whitworth an underrated foundation stones in Cincinnati. Flowers has the same potential.