The Senior Bowl is a pivotal week in the scouting and preparation for the NFL Draft and with the 2012 edition wrapped up, many teams begin to hone in on the prospects they covet. NFL Mock Draft experts also begin to shuffle their projections, with Senior Bowl practices affecting the stock of many first round picks.
For the Washington Redskins, the Senior Bowl adds little clarity but some experts project that Mike Shanahan and company will look for help along the offensive line. Peter Schrager of FoxSports has the Skins taking the first offensive lineman in April's draft, selecting Riley Reiff of Iowa with the No. 6 pick.
6. Washington Redskins: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa: This pick should have a giant asterisk next to it because it entirely depends on what a) the Redskins do in free agency, and b) what they're willing to do to move up to that number 2 spot. If the Redskins opt to sign Packers backup Matt Flynn in March, look for Daniel Snyder, Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan to grab him a bookend tackle to pair with Trent Williams on the offensive line. Protecting their next franchise quarterback with two Top 10 tackles isn't the worst thing to do. In a division with DeMarcus Ware, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck and Jason Babin, it's almost required.
Schrager notes the huge variables still in play for the Skins, particularly at the quarterback position. Should the Skins opt to add a quarterback through free agency, looking for help along the offensive line or at the wide receiver position would be a likely scenario.