Hogs Haven takes a look at 2019 NFL Draft prospects

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      who could contribute to the Redskins"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Looks Like Someone Has A Sixpack Of The MondaysDaily SlopRedskins RecapsEDTShareTweetShareShareCould Cameron Smith Continue His Consistency & Production At ILB For The Redskins?Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsCameron Smith Vernon Davis Jersey , LBSchool: USC | Conference: PAC 12College Experience: Senior | Age: 21Height / Weight: 6-2 / 238 lbsProjected Draft Status: 5th RoundNFL Comparison: Nick KwiatkoskiCollege StatisticsPlayer OverviewCameron Smith was a 4-star recruit from Granite Bay, California. He committed to USC back in 2014 and was part of an excellent recruiting class by Steve Sarkisian that featured Sam Darnold, Ronald Jones, Marvel Tell, Rasheem Green and Iman Marshall just to name a few. Smith established himself as a highly productive player and a force on the USC defense immediately. He has been in the starting lineup since his freshman season and has racked up over 350 total tackles in his career. Smith has always shown himself to be an instinctive football player and a natural at the position but his biggest knock is the nagging injuries he has been dealing with. It seemed Smith was always a bit banged up which is normal for football players but as tough as he is his injuries would lead to missed time in some form or another. A knee injury caused him to miss time his freshman season and a recurring hamstring injury caused him to miss time this year. The good news for Cameron is that he is healthy now and he took that opportunity to show his skills at the Senior Bowl and the Combine. Smith posted impressive numbers in Indianapolis and should have scouts taking a second look at the film. If teams believe he is healthy and that he can stay that way don’t be surprised if you hear his name called on day two of the draft. StrengthsGood size and athleticism for the position.Prolific and reliable tackler. Instincts and read and react ability are arguably his best qualities. He can fight through scrums and get himself into positions others wouldn’t be able to.Has the quickness, athleticism, and fluidity to make a difference in coverage. Knows how to read the QBs eyes Da’Ron Payne Jersey , gets depth in zone coverage and can break on the ball (14 career passes defended) and disrupt passing lanes. Shows decent hands with 4 interceptions in his career. Shows some versatility within his position. Is an inside linebacker but he can also play outside as well as line up in the slot in pass coverage. Team captain who shows good leadership and ability to run defense on the field. WeaknessesInjury history (knee, hamstring). Is not known for his big play ability with so many players at the position this year with great athleticism and a slew of highlights Smith is a steady grinder who may not jump out on tape or be as capable as others.Doesn’t have much pass rush ability.Functional strength and ability to take on offensive linemen needs to improve.Let’s see his work:More Cameron Smith videosHow Would He Fit On The RedskinsThe Redskins certainly have plenty of room to improve starting and depth quality to the inside linebacker unit in this draft. Zach Brown was officially released which leaves Rueben Foster (who may yet still face suspension), Mason Foster (who should be released) as starters. Shaun Dion-Hamilton, Josh Harvey-Clemons, and Zach Vigil are depth. Cameron Smith could certainly take a roster spot from JHC and Vigil if he were drafted by the team. Smith has the best of both players abilities and could certainly step in and perform well at a both run defense and pass coverage if his number was called. The uncertainty around Smith revolves around his injury history. The Redskins have shown that if the player is smart andproductive that they are willing to overlook injuries (see SDH). Smith could be yet another value at the position if he does end up being selected on day 3. His nose for the football and his ability in coverage could earn him some playing time on the field outside of special teams as well. I wouldn’t be surprised if the team thought they were ‘fine’ at line backer (they are not) but adding a player of Smith’s ability to the rotation could make the unit a little better. The Washington Redskins welcome the newest member of the family, Ross Pierschbacher, after making him the 153rd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Looks Like Someone Has A Sixpack Of The MondaysDaily SlopRedskins Recapsthe 153rd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.EDTShareTweetShareShareWashington Redskins Select Alabama C Ross Pierschbacher In Fifth Round Of 2019 NFL DraftMark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsThe Redskins go babk-to-back offensive linemen and have picked Alabama Center Ross Pierschbacher.Washington Redskins 2019 Draft PicksRound 1(#15): Dwayne Haskins Derrius Guice Jersey , QB, Ohio StateRound 1(#26): Montez Sweat, OLB, Mississippi StateRound 2(#46): Traded to ColtsRound 3(#76): Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio StateRound 3(#96): Traded to the BillsRound 4(#112): Bryce Love, RB Geron Christian Jersey , StanfordRound 4(#131): Wes Martin, G, IndianaRound 5(#153): Ross Pierschbacher, C, AlabamaRound 5(#173):Round 6(#206):Round 7(#227):Round 7(#253):