I've long been screaming for the Redskins to return to a 4-3 base defense, just because I felt we never had the true personnel to play the 3-4. Now, maybe even more than before, our recently acquired/drafted players may even be a better fit in a base 4-3 defense.
Below is a look at how I would envision our 4-3 defense to look.
LDE: Ryan Kerrigan - Classic 4-3 DE in an even front
1-Off DT: Stacy McGee/Terrell McClain - Can defend the run and push the front from a shaded 1-off technique
3-Tech DT: Jonathan Allen - Run or pass, he can do it all
RDE: Preston Smith/Trent Murphy - Both Murphy and Smith are pure 7-technique DE's
SAM: Ryan Anderson - He can play in space, come up and blitz and even cover hook/curl.
MIKE: Zach Brown - Sideline-to-sideline MIKE backer who can also drop high-hole or cover a RB out of the backfield
WILL: Su'a Cravens - Let him roam and make plays; can also match up on the TE
LCB: Josh Norman - Press-man, hip-trail technique corner
SS: D.J. Swearinger - Pure box safety against the run, underneath zone or 2 deep against pass
FS: Montae Nicholson - Single-high safety in cover 3 or man-over
RCB: Bashaud Breeland/Fabian Moreau - Boundary corner
LDE: Ryan Kerrigan
3-Tech DT: Jonathan Allen
3-Tech DT: Trent Murphy
RDE: Ryan Anderson
MIKE: Zach Brown
Sub LB: Su'a Cravens
Robber: D.J. Swearinger
LCB: Josh Norman
S: Montae Nicholson
Nickle CB: Kendall Fuller
RCB: Bashaud Breeland/Fabian Moreau