The offensive line was one of the weak spots for the Redskins this year, so it makes sense that they may try to address that need in free agency. Our Redskins blog Hogs Haven takes a look at upcoming offensive line free agents that have played in a zone blocking scheme and have ties to member of the Redskins front office. The whole thing is worth a read, but I'll highlight a few of the more attractive possibilities below.
- Davin Joseph.......
There is a lot of reasons to believe why the Redskins will pursue Davin. He is a Pro-Bowl Guard that was drafted while Bruce Allen was still in Tampa. He fractured his foot this past November, which put him on IR, but there is a lot to like about Davin. The former first round pick is a fantastic run and pass blocker, which landed him a 2008 Pro-Bowl nod. Injuries do not deter Bruce Allen as we saw with Josh Bidwell. Expect Tampa to put up a big fight.
- Ryan Harris (Right Tackle) - 6'5 300 lbs.
Ryan was a 3rd round draft pick for Mike Shanahan in 2007 out of Notre Dame. He's only played a full 16 games once in his four years, but that's never stopped Shanahan from acquiring (see Jammal Brown).
Harris' biggest claim to fame, at least for me and a handful of other people who were very lonely during their teenage years, is that he starred in an episode of MTV's True Life while he was still in High School. The exact type of credential I look for in a prospective offensive lineman.
But in all honesty, I chose these two players because I feel like they have the best chances of joining their former bosses in Washington. If the redskins feel like Jammal Brown is good enough to keep starting at right tackle, then Joseph would be an excellent fit at either of the guard positions.