NFL Draft: Redskins Could Go For Defense
The Redskins won the 2015 NFC East thanks in large part to a career year by quarterback Kirk Cousins. The defense at times presented head coach Jay Gruden with some challenges. That side of the ball was ranked fourth worst in the NFL.
With just two weeks until this year’s draft, the Redskins target in the second round (54th overall pick) could be an impact pass rusher. On Tuesday, the team met with Noah Spence. He can be utilized on the line or at linebacker. Spence registered eight sacks for Ohio State during the 2013 season. His failure of several drug tests led to his dismissal from the Big Ten school.
Spence landed at FCS Eastern Kentucky. In 2015, he recorded 11.5 sacks in 11 games. If Spence is available with the 54th pick, it is a player that would fill a need as the Redskins attempt to defend their division title.