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NFL Draft 2019: UNC-Charlotte G Nate Davis visiting the Redskins today

Every OL gets a visit!

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The Redskins have been bringing a lot of offensive linemen in for pre-draft visits, and we’ve got another one coming in today. Charlotte-UNC OL Nate Davis has been getting a lot of attention in the run up to the draft, visiting multiple teams. He played right guard and right tackle in college. Davis was suspended for 4 games last season for undisclosed NCAA violations.

The Redskins need a starter, and depth on the offensive line this year, and there is plenty of talent available in the first few rounds. Left guard is so wide open, Washington is considering working former 1st round bust Ereck Flowers there. The Redskins have also dealt with a ridiculous amount of injuries to their starters and backups over the last two seasons, and need more young talent developing so they are not forced to start guys signed off the street.

The Redskins have hosted the following Offensive Linemen for pre-draft visits:

Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State

Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

Brandon Murphy, OT, Memphis

Kaleb McGary, OL, Washington

Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College

Dalton Risner, OL, Dalton Risner

Some notes from Lance Zierlein’s profile. He is from Ashburn, VA, and his NFL comparison is Shawn Lauvao...

NFL.com Draft Profile:

Strengths

Wide, thick-boned frame carries desired mass and musculation

Tremendous bend in hips, knees and ankles allow him to drop low in his stance

Smooth, easy gait leading the way on pull blocks

Agility and body control to locate, time up and wipe out targets on the move

Strength and movement skills pair with any run scheme

Generates pop on contact regardless of approach angle

Drives with wide base creating movement on pin blocks

Adequate timing on work-up blocks to linebackers

Feet stay active and choppy in pass sets

Slide to mirror resembles a basketball player

Impressive foot quickness to stay in front of edge rushers when forced into tackle duty

Reactive ability to recover and sustain against rush counters.

Weaknesses

Falls a shade below NFL size average for starting guards

Can get big-boyed on occasion against bull-rushers looking to push the pocket

Needs greater urgency to step and help secure leaky edges in pass pro

Evaluators have voiced concerns of lack of arm length

Frenetic coming out of his stance and getting into his blocks

Needs to fight the urge to pop up tall out of stance, losing some natural leverage at point of attack

Needs more consistency in hand placement to improve block sustain

Will drop head into contact and allow weight to drift too far forward on second-level blocks.