In the past two seasons the Redskins offensive line sustained an outrageous amount of injuries. Depth became a major concern in 2018, and in this year's draft, the team needed to add more bodies along the interior of the offensive line.
Well, on Saturday, Washington did just that.
First, they added Indiana guard Wes Martin near the end of the fourth round. Then in the fifth round, the 'Skins selected Alabama center Ross Pierschbacher.
A four-year starter, Pierschbacher started at left guard, right guard and center during his time with the Crimson Tide. Listed at 6-foot-4, 307 lbs., Pierschbacher will provide the Redskins with a tremendous amount of versatility.
Not an elite athlete for a lineman, Pierschbacher did not post impressive bench press totals.
Still, he started for four seasons at Alabama. He proved durable and showed the ability to move positions.
The Redskins need depth on their offensive line, and want competition for their left guard job. Add Pierschbacher to the list.
Besides, what would the NFL Draft be if the Redskins didn't take somebody from Alabama?
MORE REDSKINS DRAFT NEWS: