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"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Looks Like Someone Has A Sixpack Of The MondaysDaily SlopRedskins RecapsEDTShareTweetShareShareRyan Pope Has Comps With Some of the Best In the GameJake Roth-USA TODAY SportsRyan Pope Darrell Green Jersey , OTSchool: San Diego State | Conference: Mountain WestCollege Experience: Senior | Age: 22Height / Weight: 6-7 / 320 lbsProjected Draft Status: 7th Round or UDFANFL Comparison: Corey RobinsonCollege StatisticsN/APlayer OverviewOriginally from Long Beach, CA, Ryan Pope spent a year at Long Beach City College before transferring to San Diego State and red-shirting for a year. During his junior and senior seasons, he started 24 games, and played both left and right tackle during his senior year. His senior year was sufficiently accomplished that he was named Second Team All Mountain West in 2018. His athleticism comps are impressive - approximating guys like Ryan Ramczyk (first round pick), Andrus Peat (first round pick), Orlando Franklin (second round pick), and Mike Adams (second round pick) - but the concern is that his technique and the application of his strength aren’t producing a on-the-field product that matches. To top it all off, Pope was manhandled by Jordan Brailford in the Shrine Game, surrendering a sack, and likely hampering his draft stock.StrengthsPlayed both right and left tackleGreat athleticism NastyRun blockingSizeWeaknessesNeeds to get strongerFootworkPass blockingLet’s see his workHow He Would Fit On The RedskinsPope was a medalist at the Underwear Olympics, but there appears to be a significant gap between his potential and his reality. If there wasn’t, however Vernon Davis Jersey , he would likely be a first or second rounder. So, if scouting staff and Bill Callahan see an opportunity to successfully mold a guy like Pope, he could potentially be a late round or UDFA steal. Pope’s versatility at the line is reminiscent of Geron Christian’s, and if the coaching staff are confident that Christian is making the necessary strides, a player like Pope may be superfluous. On the other hand, Pope’s athleticism may be sufficiently attractive that he could be brought into camp to compete for the swing tackle role outright. Injuries were the theme of the 2018 season along the Washington offensive line.Nine different offensive linemen played at least 200 offensive snaps for the team as they mixed and matched on a weekly basis to fill out the unit. One of the biggest losses was right guard Brandon Scherff, who was lost for the year at midseason to a torn pectoral muscle.Scherff said this week that he feels he is back to about 90 percent and expects to be “ready to go” in time for training camp.“I think it was just a fluke injury,” Scherff said, via the team’s website. “My arm got caught in a weird position, and my pec popped. There’s nothing you can really train for that injury, but it’s all about getting stronger and eating healthier — I’ve been doing that a lot better — and just not worrying about [the injury]. Just going out and playing football.”Washington has to figure out its starting quarterback for the 2019 season, but life will be better for whoever gets that job if the team’s able to field a consistent offensive line this time around.
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