Starter: Derrick Dockery
Experience: Fourth NFL season, all with Redskins
2005: Started 16 games
Resume: Derrick Dockery grew up some in 2005. His
played more consistently than he had in his first two years in the league when
he frequently tried to get by on his size (6-6, 345) and strength alone rather
leveraging those strengths with the proper technique. If he continues to do
this, he'll be an adequate player; if the continues to improve, the next level
in consistent dominance. If the Redskins can get this out of him they will have
a great asset in Dockery.
He's going to be an unrestricted free agent after this year, so he has as much
incentive as he'll ever have to
He's going to be an unrestricted free agent after this year, so he has as much incentive as he'll ever have to
Said about Dockery: Dock's a different man now. He
plays at a very high level now. He has bought into everything and he's playing
explosively. At 345 pounds, you need to knock people around.—Joe Bugel
John Keim's Inside Juice: The Redskins say he was consistent last year, but there's no way that was the case all season. Dockery still lunges too much in protection, which gets him in trouble. But he does have good feet for a big man and he did make strides last year. He has Pro Bowl talent.
Depth: Like on the rest of the offensive line, depth
is a big question mark here. Joe Gibbs and Joe Bugel have sung the praises of
Ikechudu Ndukwe, a second-year player out of Northwestern who was signed as a
backup last November. Nobody has really seen him play so he's a wild card in the
mix as is seventh-round draftee Kili Lefotu.