With the 224th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins have selected defensive end Markus White from Florida State. The Skins plan to convert White to outside linebacker in their 3-4 defensive scheme. What do Skins fans need to know about Markus?
The 6'4", 266 pounder was a two year starter as a Seminole, and was regarded as a solid pass rusher. Despite not having first round measurables. White has an impressive burst off the line and a knack for getting to the quarterback.
On the flip side, and this is why perhaps he fell to the last round of the draft, Markus has a tendency to overrun the pocket and his array of pass rushing moves could be described as limited at best. He needs to get stronger and work on his run stopping, but all that being said, he could be quite a steal for the Redskins in the seventh round.