5 prospects Redskins should keep an eye on at the NFL Combine

March 02, 2019 - 11:25 am

106.7 The Fan Redskins beat reporter Craig Hoffman is in Indianapolis for the 2019 NFL Combine. Each day, Craig will provide analysis on a prospect the Redskins should consider taking with the No. 15 overall selection in April's NFL Draft:

Defensive End Clelin Ferrell​ (Clemson)

Height: 6'4"
Weight: 264 lbs
Redshirt Junior

Insider's Take: Clemson pass rusher Clelin Ferrell is probably the fourth best pass rusher in this draft, but he would be a lot higher in an average draft. We already highlighted Montez Sweat as a possibility for the Redskins at No. 15, but I think it’s unlikely Sweat falls that far. Ferrell, on the other hand, could be a more realistic possibility for Washington as they try to replace Preston Smith, who will likely leave in free agency. Ferrell was part of an elite defense at Clemson that won multiple national titles and his defensive line was an enormous part of their success. 

He’s not as special as top pass rushing prospects Josh Allen and Nick Bosa, but he is still a very productive player. At Clemson he was playing next to at least one other first rounder in Christian Wilkins, which sometimes can be misleading. Was Ferrell benefiting from the attention the monster defensive tackle Wilkins got? One scout I talked to Friday night said no. “He’s good. I like him,” the scout said before adding he’d be a good fit and good pick for Washington at 15. 

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