October 16, 2019

Washington Redskins upgrade offensive line with two third round selections in 2014 NFL Draft

The Washington Redskins came into the 2014 NFL Draft looking to upgrade their defense and offensive line.

With their first pick, the 47th overall, the Redskins selected OLB Trent Murphy from Stanford.

Then in the third round, with the 66th overall pick the Redskins selected Morgan Moses, offensive tackle from Virginia. Later, with the 78th overall pick, the Skins chose Spencer Long, an offensive guard from Nebraska.

Moses, 6’6″, 315, is a devastating run blocker, but his lack of foot speed might limit him in the pass game. Moses is from from Richmond, VA.

From Moses’ draft profile on NFL.com:

[Moses] has outstanding size and vines for arms — sheer mass and length makes it difficult for rushers to run the arc on him. Has strength to anchor. Wins with his hands. Pulls with a head of steam and can eliminate defenders when he has a bead.

Long, 6’5″, 320, is big, strong and good in pass protection with a bit of a mean streak, as you’d expect from a former walk-on.

From Long’s draft profile on NFL.com:

Solid in pass protection — good anchor, shadow and mirror. Good base and balance — controls and steers defenders. Flashes some nastiness. Intense, competitive battler. Smart and instinctive. Lunchpail worker will do a lot of extras and is very ambitious and driven to succeed. Excellent weight-room strength — can squat a small house.

 

About Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief of District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. Dave also covers national college football and basketball and Major League Soccer for Associated Press and is a copy editor for the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, WA. He spent four years in radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams. Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP

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