Redskins safety/linebacker Su'a Cravens looks pretty similar to a 4-time Pro Bowler

Cravens might just be the solution to the Redskins' safety concerns if he lives up to a certain projection.

Washington Redskins fans were begging for their team to trade for a player Scot McCloughan is familiar with from his days in Seattle: Kam Chancellor.

That will likely never happen, but the Burgundy and Gold might have gotten the next best thing in second-round pick Su'a Cravens.

Here's a tweet from the ESPN draft analyst last year in response to a question about the USC hybrid safety.

https://twitter.com/robbyhill20/status/647128206865096704

https://twitter.com/MelKiperESPN/status/647128404869971968

Don't go crazy yet, but the measurables are certainly interesting:

Height Weight Arm Length Hand Size 40-yd dash 20-yd shuttle 3-cone Vertical Broad
Su'a Cravens 6 ft 1 in 226 lb 32 1/8 in 9 1/2 in 4.69 s 4.41 s 6.92 s 30 1/2 in 9 ft 6 in
Kam Chancellor 6 ft 3¼ in 231 lb 33 in 9 1/2 in 4.69 s 4.41 s 7.36 s 32 in 9 ft 9 in

The former Trojan is a solid athlete with fluid motion that allowed him to cover college receivers on an island. Things culminate with his natural instincts to be a ball hawk in the secondary. Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry recruited Cravens to USC, although he left before his enrollment. He will likely find a way to maximize the youngster's complete package.Cravens began his career at USC at strong safety before playing mostly at the line of scrimmage as a hybrid linebacker. His strength and physical nature are traits possessed by Chancellor, a key member of Seattle Super Bowl winning defense.

Cravens may or may not be the next Kam Chancellor, but he certainly helps the Redskins handle the safety position with numbers

Follow Neil on Twitter @NeilDalal96.

Follow Breaking Burgundy on Twitter @breakburgundy and on Facebook and become a subscriber to receive access to premium content and discounted Redskins tickets.

To get instant Redskins notifications, download the NEW Scout mobile app for iOS HERE

Be sure to check out the ever-growing benefit package of being a Breaking Burgundy Insider! Check it out HERE.


Breaking Burgundy Top Stories