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Roster churn

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According to NFL Trade Rumors, the Redskins made changes to the bottom of the offensive line depth chart on the 4th day of OTAs.

Outgoing

The Redskins signed Juwann Bushell-Beatty to a UDFA contract shortly after the draft. I prepared a UDFA profile on him that I had planned to publish this week. It was not flattering. In fact, by the time I had researched the player, I was wondering why the ‘Skins had even signed him. Aside from his size, there seemed to be nothing to recommend him as an NFL player.

Adam Bisnowaty had been signed last week as a replacement for Chidi Okeke. I think today would have been his first actual day of practice. Bisnowaty has been on and off of several NFL practice squads after being drafted by the Giants in the 6th round in 2017, and released following his rookie season.

Incoming

The two replacements are Brian Wallace and Jylan Ware.

Brian Wallace

Wallace is a 6’5” 326-pound offensive lineman from Arkansas. Here’s a quick introduction to him courtesy of Lance Zierlein at NFL.com:

A top-10 tackle prospect nationally and all-state selection out of Missouri, Wallace garnered interest from SEC schools and agreed to head to Fayetteville. He redshirted in 2014 and played in just three games as a reserve the following season.

Razorbacks coaches stuck him at right tackle the final 10 games of his sophomore campaign. He did not earn a starting job to start the 2017 season but was inserted back on the right side for the final seven games of the year. Wallace stuck at that position in 2018, starting all 12 games.

Right tackle prospect with above average size and length, but a lack of skill level to take advantage of his physical advantages at this time. Wallace was a four-star prospect coming out, but he never lived up to that lofty evaluation after getting to Arkansas. His play strength misses the mark as he struggles to keep defenders from sliding away from base blocks and is unable to redirect edge pressure with much success. Teams might like the traits, but they may not be able to pair them with enough skill to make it.

Jylan Ware

Jylan Ware is not an NFL rookie. Ware was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round, 231st overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft, but was waived by Oakland prior to the start of the 2018 regular season.

He spend the second-half of last season on the practice squad of the New York Giants, but was released on 30 April, 2019.

Here is a little information about Ware, the draft prospect, from 2017, courtesy of DraftAnalyst.com.

Three-year starter who was named one of 2017’s “10 Biggest Combine Snubs” by Sporting News. Many feel Ware was snubbed from all-star game invites as well.

Large, athletic tackle with tremendous upside. Strong at the point, drives opponents off the line of scrimmage and gets a lot of movement run blocking. Displays solid lateral range with the ability to slide out off the edge and shut down pass rushers. Quickly sets up off the snap, blocks with leverage and keeps his feet as well as his hands active throughout the play. Plays to his size, flashes skill blocking at the second level and easily rides defenders from their angles of attack with violent hand punch.

Ware is one of the most underrated tackle prospects in this year’s draft and is an athletic lineman with size as well as growth potential. He’s a tremendous developmental prospect who should get late-round consideration, but if he isn’t selected during the draft he will be quickly signed as an undrafted free agent.