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Drafted By: Eagles

Combine Results

Grade
66.0 ?
  • 5.25 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 25.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 101.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.22 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.87 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Washington unexpectedly fell out of early-round contention, but the Eagles could envision him blossoming into a quality starter in a few years.

  • 6'3" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 320LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Washington was part of a mass exodus of juniors at Miami who entered the draft, but he has an edge with four years playing experience since high school after a year in prep school at Milford Academy. He was a consistent, durable starter on the line for Miami in his last two years and didn't miss a game. He held down the left tackle position on a team with very talented linemen. He might need time to develop into a starter, but he has fourth- or fifth-round value. Teams who are willing to let him develop slowly could find value in him as an eventual starter at right tackle.

Analysis

Strengths

Washington is a big man who carries a lot of weight in his upper body. He excels as a down blocker on run plays and is comfortable working within a zone scheme to pass off and pick up stunting defensive linemen. He has very good feet for his size, which he showcases when working upfield as a puller. He is an explosive hitter who can uncoil on his man and generate a lot of movement. Washington looks as if he shoots out of his stance at times into his man and would have no problems playing in an up-tempo, no-huddle offense.

Weaknesses

Washington struggled at times in 2011 in his pass set, where he showed inconsistent footwork and had difficulties getting a good base to anchor himself. He is not very strong in his hands and has difficulties engaging with his man for extended periods of time; he could have trouble blocking within a traditional offense that demands extended protection. His technique will need a lot of work so that he isn't a victim of wasted movements and balance issues.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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