Anybody who's ever followed the NFL Draft or free agency knows the importance placed on intangibles, including height and bulk. Therefore, we decided to take a look at the biggest, shortest, heaviest and lightest on the Redskins' roster. First up, the really tall guys.
Football, unlike basketball, is a sport where height is not as important as other intangibles but it certainly can give you an advantage. For receivers it allows them to out jump the coverage or for quarterbacks to see over their offensive line. Let's take a look at the tallest members of the Washington Redskins.
1. 6-foot-9: OT Kevin Bowen
2. 6-foot-8: OT Ty Nsekhe
3. 6-foot-7: LB Lynden Trail
It is not surprising that linemen dominate the list. Seeing a quarterback on the list, that's not so common. The only notable QB taller than rookie Sudfeld would be Houston's 6-foot-8 signal caller Brock Osweiler. Out of the current 89-man roster, the average Redskin stands at a shade under 6' 2''.
Should Bowen, a training camp longshot, make the 53-man roster as Washington's fourth offensive tackle, that would mean 6-foot-5 Trent Williams would be the shortest of the bunch. Of course, the Pro Bowler is the longest on talent. Starting right guard Brandon Scherff and pass rusher Preston Smith are also in the 6-foot-5 club.
Here's a look at one of those really tall guys next to a defensive back.
For the training camp watchers, track Trail because of his size, special teams potential and the interesting battle for the reserve inside linebacker spots. The Sudfeld angle is whether the Redskins think they can risk stashing him on the practice squad or not. Guessing no, but we'll see in August.
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