The Washington Redskins all of sudden find themselves in need of offensive line depth after team captain Trent Williams was suspended for four games. To make things that much more difficult, right tackle Morgan Moses has been having some injury issues as well.
With that in mind, the Redskins went out on Monday and signed offensive tackle Blaine Clausell to the active roster from Baltimore’s practice squad.
Clausell, 24, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State by the Ravens in 2015. Clausell has a huge frame; he stands 6-foot-7 and weighs 315 pounds. He will wear No. 68 for Washington.
Here's what Clausell's draft profile says:
"Plays with wide, strong base and can generate an initial surge when asked to fire out. If projected as a guard, has enough athleticism to climb to second-level blocks and get them sealed. Tape shows he is coachable. Late-season tape is much better than early season tape. Shows desired hand placement as run blocker. Technically sound feet in pass sets and redirects back inside.
"Big, lumbering collegiate left tackle who will likely move inside or to the right tackle position if he wants to have a shot at playing in the NFL. Clausell showed improvement as the 2014 season wore on and might have enough power to warrant a look at guard, but his lack of bend and body control could be big concerns for offensive line coaches."