As he continues his position previews for the 2018 NFL Draft, here’s four defensive linemen former Redskins running back Clinton Portis believes could fit in well with Washington.
No player has been linked more to the Redskins in mock drafts over the last few months than Washington defensive lineman Vita Vea.
An expected first-round pick in this year’s NFL Draft, Vea appeared in 40 games with the Huskies, recording 100 tackles (15 for loss), along with 9.5 sacks, six passes defensed and two fumbles forced.
During the 2017 season, Vea recorded career highs in total tackles (44), solo tackles (31), passes defensed (four) and sacks (3.5) en route to being named a second-team All-American selection while also being named to the All-Pac-12 first-team.
“He’s a man-eater,” Portis said. “First and second down, he dominates the middle of the pack, third down he probably gives you an opportunity to rush the quarterback. You’re talking about a guy that’s 350 pounds chasing after a quarterback on third down. If this guy gets into the system, he can create…