|(Could Rogers serve as an elite NT in a 3-4? Picture via)|
Currently only Bryant looks like he'll be a solid option for the Skins with Maake Kemoeatu struggling at the position and Albert Haynesworth refusing to be a NT in this scheme (he wants to penetrate and make plays, something many NTs don't really do). Rogers could be a possible option. His bulk combined with some athleticism forces teams to constantly put double teams on him. He has been unstoppable at times when motivated and his price tag (was set to get $5.5 million in 2011 with a $500,000 signing bonus) while not cheap, is reasonable by Redskins standards (compared to Haynesworth).
|(Not just a run stuffer. Imagine this guy flying at you for a sack.)|
I still would like the Skins to look for a nose tackle in the draft. I am high on Baylor's Phil Taylor as a early to mid second round pick who may be available when the Skins choose at #41. I also like Hampton's Kenrick Ellis as a late day two or day three option. Both have questions about off field issues that will need to be researched, but based on what I've seen of them on the field, both have a great deal of potential to be solid NFL starters.
I'll have more on Taylor and Ellis when I file my reports on the Senior Bowl and the Texas vs. The Nation game. Either way, a good 3-4 NT is hard to find and it's nice to know that the Skins have another option to look at if they are unable to find their guy in the draft.