Rookie matchups: Lions pounced on A'Shaun Robinson after Redskins, others passed

The Week 7 matchup in Detroit means Washington faces a rookie defensive lineman many thought was an option for the Redskins in Round 1

The NFL Draft is over and the work to get all the rookies ready for the NFL begins. For the Washington Redskins, that means first-round pick Josh Doctson and six other players selected in the 2016 draft. The same scenario exists for the other 31 NFL teams of which the Redskins will face 13, including each NFC East rival twice. Let's begin taking a look at the interesting matchups and scenarios involving the new guys.

Who: Detroit Lions

When: Week 7: Sunday, October 23 at 1 p.m. on FOX

Where: Ford Field

Interesting rookies:

* 1st round -- Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State

* 2nd round -- A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama

* 3rd round -- Graham Glasgow, C, Michigan

Major matchup: Detroit selected the fourth offensive tackle in the 2016 draft, but it was a position they needed to address. With Riley Reiff still on the team for one more year, Decker will likely line up at right tackle in a showdown with Ryan Kerrigan. Decker has a big, strong body at 6-foot-7, 310 pounds, so Kerrigan will need to use his quickness to negate the rookie's anchor strength. There is a chance Decker gets kicked inside to guard, similarly to second-year Redskin Brandon Scherff, as he acclimates to the speed of the pro level.

Keep an eye on: Despite the variety of picks, Robinson was consistently mocked to Washington during the pre-draft festivities. Redskins GM Scot McCloughan passed on the 307-pound run-stuffer at No. 22 overall. Many other teams did as well as Robinson fell all the way to No. 46, seven spots before Washington was back on the clock in Round 2. The Lions addressed a position of need here as well after losing defensive tackles Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh last spring. If he starts, Robinson could be a pest for the Redskins, considering their uncertainty at center. 

Don't forget: Speaking of the Redskins' center situation, Detroit addressed that position in the draft while Washington surprisingly did not. Glasgow is a versatile center who can play both zone and man schemes and is big enough to block nose tackles on his own at 6-foot-6, 307 pounds. We could be in store for a rookie-against rookie-matchup with Redskins fifth-round pick Matt Ioannidis on the other side.

Lions general manager Bob Quinn might just be taking the Scot McCloughan approach by building his team through the draft, starting in the trenches, as four of Detroit's first five draft picks weigh more than 300 pounds.

Check out our other rookie previews here:

Week 1 versus the Steelers

Weeks 2 and 12 versus the Cowboys

Weeks 3 and 17 versus the Giants

Week 4 versus the Browns

Week 5 versus the Ravens

Weeks 6 and 14 versus the Eagles

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