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NFL Draft 2019: Redskins hosting WVU QB Will Grier and KSU OL Dalton Risner for pre-draft visits

Another QB!

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You knew it was coming, the Redskins are hosting another QB for a pre-draft visit. Will Grier will make the rounds at Redskins Park, and join others who have met with the Redskins like Drew Lock, Daniel Jones, Jarrett Stidham, Clayton Thorson, and Ryan Finley. Head Coach Jay Gruden took an interest in Grier, and took him to dinner the night before his pro day.

The Redskins are expected to host every QB in the draft except Kyler Murray who is expected to go #1 overall to the Cardinals. The Redskins are expected to get a young QB, whether it’s through the draft, or trading for Arizona QB Josh Rosen. Colt McCoy and Case Keenum are both one year holdovers who would serve better as backups than starters.

The Redskins are also reportedly hosting Kansas State OL Dalton Risner. The Redskins need quality depth on the offensive line, and also a starter at LG. Risner(6’5”, 312lbs). Risner is expected to be tried at offensive tackle in the NFL, but could be moved inside. He also played center as a freshman.

Washington lost their swing tackle Ty Nsekhe in free agency, and Geron Christian, their 3rd round draft pick last year, ended his season on IR with a torn MCL. The Redskins signed Ereck Flowers, and plan to try him at guard, but he has been a failure since joining the league 4 years ago.

NFL.com draft profile:

Strengths

  • Instinctive and defaults into proper mechanics and choices
  • Plays wide and keeps blocks centered
  • Drive blocks with strain and looks to improve body positioning
  • Operates on short and long pulls with excellent body control and radar to find his foe
  • Efficient on bump-and-climb combos up to linebacker
  • Patient on second level with ability to gather and adjust to moving targets
  • Punches with straight, stiff outside hand
  • Strong hands can snatch and secure opponents
  • Smart hand resets in recovery blocks
  • Has anchor to hold his ground against a power surge
  • Finishes with a mean streak

Weaknesses

  • Sluggish coming out of stance
  • Pounding, heavy feet in his lateral movement
  • Could struggle with consistency on backside blocks
  • Needs to re-set hands for improved leverage as drive blocker
  • Hands too wide in the run game
  • Weight drifts outside in pass sets against speed
  • Footwork diminished vs
  • Mississippi State as game wore on
  • Cracks the door for strong inside counters to come in
  • Inside hand needs to become more consistent
  • Mirror limitations once the rush finds his edge