Experience: 7th NFL season, 3rd with Redskins
2005: Started 12 games
about Griffin: He's as active as any defensive tackle in the
league. I don't know another defensive tackle in the NFL I'd rather have right
now than Cornelius. I really wanted to draft him, but I didn't get the
opportunity [in Tennessee]. When he became available [in 2004], I was excited
about the opportunity to hook up with him because we had done a lot of research
when he came out for the draft.—Gregg Williams
John Keim's Inside Juice: The true anchor of the line. Griffin's play against the run, and his ability to create havoc in the backfield, sets a defensive tone. He might miss a couple games a year because of injuries, but when he's in the game, his presence is noticed. The double teams he commands in the middle will free up Daniels on the outside.
Golston, Montgomery, Boschetti, Killings
Depth: The Redskins drafted a pair of defensive tackles; Anthony Montgomery of Minnesota was taken in the fifth round and Kedric Golston of Georgia was a sixth-round pick. The team is looking to avoid what happened last year when Griffin went out injured and end Demetric Evans had to move inside to fill in. Montgomery may have been a steal in the fifth round. A history of leg and shoulder injuries pushed Golston to late in the second day and if he can shake that bug he could be a solid backup. Incumbent subs Ryan Boschetti and Cedric Killings had better be looking behind them because these two rookies may be gaining on them.