The 2012 NFL Draft is just days away, and Redskins fans could not be more excited about the dawning of the Robert Griffin III Era in Washington. But after Griffin is selected with the No. 2 pick and the hoopla settles down, what other areas of need do the Redskins target in the draft? Clark Judge of CBSSports.com has been crafting draft team needs columns, and he mentions the offensive line as an area Washington needs to fortify in the upcoming draft:
OL: The Redskins made no moves here in free agency outside of re-signing center Will Montgomery, which tells you they think they're OK at this position. But that's the problem, because they're adequate and nothing more. Left tackle Trent Williams is the best of the bunch, but he missed the final four games due to a drug suspension. Williams is young and promising, but he's not consistent. Right tackle Jammal Brown isn't young (31), but he is consistent -- consistently ordinary, failing to flash the form that made him a Pro Bowl left tackle in New Orleans. Montgomery is the best of the rest, though guard Kory Lichtensteiger looked decent before bowing out last season with a torn ACL. Reserve Willie Smith held up surprisingly well in relief of Williams late last year. Still, Washington could use help here, though it won't come early.
It does not seem wise to draft a young quarterback and then not provide at least the semblance of protection for the neophyte signal caller, so hopefully the Redskins brass heeds these words and loads up with offensive line depth at some point in the later rounds of the 2012 draft.
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