A few more draft prospects have had their names linked to the Washington Redskins as pre-draft visits get underway in the next few weeks.
Auburn’s Nick Fairley, Purdue’s Ryan Kerrigan and TCU’s Andy Dalton are the latest to be added to the list.
Fairley, a defensive tackle, will meet with eight teams in the top 10 (Washington included), according to National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson. The 6-foot-2, 291-pound Fairley is considered one of the best athletes in the draft and is projected to go in the top five picks. Washington isn’t on the clock until No. 10.
The Redskins are one of five teams that will be meeting with Kerrigan next month, according to Pro Football Talk. The 6-4, 267-pound Kerrigan spent his college career at defensive end, but is believed to have the potential to convert to outside linebacker and is projected to be selected in the top 15 draft choices.
PFT also links Dalton to the Redskins. The 6-3, 220-pound Dalton is one of the quarterbacks expected to be available early in the second round, in which Washington holds the 41st overall pick. An accurate passer with good mobility, Dalton could fit well in Kyle Shanahan’s offense. But he has average arm strength and his accuracy declines on deep throws.
Dalton is the third quarterback said to be visiting Redskins Park. Cam Newton (expected to be a top 10 pick) and Virginia Tech’s Tyrod Taylor (who is expected to go in the mid- to later rounds) also will meet with Redskins brass next month.