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NFL Draft 2019: Redskins hosting OL Kaleb McGary on Friday

More OL help being scouted

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The Redskins continue hosting draft prospects this week. The majority of pre-draft visits have been QBs and WRs so far, but they are also looking for talent on the offensive line. They have already hosted OL Dalton Risner, and will also have Washington OL Kaleb McGary in for a visit tomorrow.

McGary(6'7", 317 lbs) is a massive offensive lineman, but does not have prototypical arm length for an offensive tackle(32 7/8"). Some think he can move inside if needed, and the Redskins need depth everywhere on the offensive line. McGary looks like a Day 3 project pick, but could have value long-term.

The Redskins lost swing tackle Ty Nsekhe in free agency. Geron Christian was drafted in the 3rd round to provide OT depth, but he was always considered an investment in the future who need NFL-level strength and conditioning. He was lost for the season with a torn MCL.

Kaleb McGary's draft profile:

Strengths

  • Huge tackle, he’d almost be 6-7 but he’s short a 1/8th of an inch. Well built all around pretty athletic for his size.
  • Strong fundamentals and strong technique. Plays with balance and a strong base. Feet look better than you would think for a man his size as he can mirror pretty well. Makes contact with a strong punch and plays with good arm extension. Has good strength to maintain his leverage.
  • Has very good awareness and makes good decisions. Knows where his QB is and where his opponent is. Keeps his eyes peeled on the edge and knows when to peel off his assignment to take care of other threats.
  • Moves people in the run game. Comes off the ball quick and has the athleticism to get quickly to the second level and make contact.
  • Physical player who can finish.

Weaknesses

  • Can give away too much ground pass blocking at times after contact is made when faced with speed and power. Needs to be more consistent with his punch and beat his man at the point of attack.
  • Tall guy who does his best to get low. When he doesn’t it makes ceed ground especially to speed rushers and he has to catch up. Has a bit of stiffness in his lower half.
  • Known past medical issue with his heart. He’ll have to get a clean bill of health to give teams confidence to draft him.

Let’s see his work (#58 RT):

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