Redskins, Ravens, Bengals need wideouts

Mel Kiper's latest mailbag looks at the draft needs of four teams and the prospects for West Virginia QB Rasheed Marshall.

Originally Published: February 2, 2005
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN Insider
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Will the Washington Redskins be looking to draft an offensive lineman, clearly a weakness from last year, or might they go for a wide receiver like Mark Clayton of Oklahoma or Braylon Edwards or Michigan?
Mike, Jackson, N.J.
KIPER -- Washington's main need along the offensive line is at center. The Redskins need a big, physical anchor to take on all those huge defensive tackles, and if they can't get one through free agency they might look at Michigan's David Baas, a former guard who moved to center. He is not tremendously athletic, but Baas is a big street fighter with strength and a mean streak. He would make a lot of sense with Washington's third-round pick, but he will likely be off the board in the second round and the 'Skins don't pick in that round.

Mel Kiper Jr.

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