As they continue to finalize their evaluations for this month’s NFL Draft, Washington talent evaluators are hosting Florida outside linebacker Dante Fowler Jr. at Redskins Park today, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Projected as the top outside linebacker prospect in the draft, Fowler performed well in his pro day last week. Washington’s director of player personnel Scott Campbell attended that workout.
Fowler is the first known top-1o prospect to pay Redskins Park a visit. ESPN first reported the news.
The team had discussed the possibility of hosting Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, but never nailed down a date with his representatives, and that meeting will not take place, a person with knowledge of the situation said.
Washington officials have pass rusher ranked as one of their top positions of need because of Brian Orakpo’s departure in free agency.
The team on Friday will host a number of players projected to go later in the draft, with Houston defensive tackle Joey Mbu, Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday, Kansas cornerback Dexter McDonald Jr., Washington outside linebacker Andrew Hudson and Nebraska guard Jake Cotton among them.
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