“I think organizationally the feeling is ‘Look, if Trent Williams doesn’t feel comfortable with this situation, and doesn’t want to be there for Ron Rivera, we’re not going to spend a lot of time trying to appease him,” Silver said.
As for Sweat — a player the Redskins traded back into the first round last year to acquire with the 26th overall pick — Rivera believes “he’s got the skill set” to be an impact player. The biggest challenge he and the coaching have is finding a place for him on their new defense, as they’re switching the team from the 3-4 front to a 4-3.
Tristan Wirfs, Iowa (No. 18 to Dolphins): The 6-foot-5, 320-pound lineman broke records on Friday night. He posted a 36.5-inch vertical jump, which is a modern record among O-linemen. He also tied the combine record for an O-lineman with a 10-foot-1 broad jump. Then he recorded a 4.85 40, which is the best time of any offensive lineman this year.
Jackson measured at a shade under 6-foot-5 and 322 pounds, with 34 1/8-inch arms. His 5.07 40 with an excellent 1.73-second get-off (10-yard split), added to a 31-inch vertical and 9-7 broad jump, gives him the athletic profile needed to land a first-round selection. Jackson moved well in pass-pro drills and showed light enough feet throughout the workout to give teams confidence in his ability to guard the edge against elite NFL defenders.
If the Redskins decide to trade Trent Williams they won’t find as strong of a market as they would have last summer. In addition to having less control and Williams being a year older, the Redskins are competing with a supremely strong OT draft class.
Baylor’s Denzel Mims (6-3, 207) and Notre Dame’s Chase Claypool (6-4, 228) were two of the big winners Thursday. Mims ran the third-fastest 40 among receivers at 4.38 seconds, while Claypool was just a tick slower at 4.42 and was the only receiver to finish in the top 10 with his 40 time and bench press (19 times, good for fifth among receivers).