Jack Campbell is a hard nose archetype linebacker. However, just like films have added color and mumble rappers have taken over, linebackers have changed. The Urlacher’s and Lewis’s have been replaced by smaller, faster players like Fred Warner and Shaquille Lenard.
Washington arguably has greater needs on the interior of the offensive line and at cornerback, but the Commanders may lean toward tackle because it is seen as a premium position in the NFL that can go quickly in the draft. In ESPN’s recent mock draft from Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, for instance, the duo predicted four tackles would be selected in the first round — all taken between picks 9 to 16.
But, according to Canadian businessman Steve Apostolopoulos, he’s still alive in the bidding process, which he says is a “head-to-head process right now,” in an appearance on the Squawk Box of CNBC.
“I am still in the hunt, yes,” Apostolopoulos said.
Seeing Tennessee right tackle Darnell Wright as the Commanders’ choice at No. 16, if he’s available, is more than reasonable. The current momentum in front of Washington suggests Johnson, Wright, Peter Skoronski (Northwestern) and Broderick Jones (Georgia) might all be gone.
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