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Deshazor Everett is a punishing cornerback and worth the risk for Washington.
The Washington secondary needs a physical cornerback who can help the unit play with more aggression and favor more press-based techniques.
Step forward Deshazor Everett, the 6'0", 182-pounder with a genuine nasty streak. The Texas A&M standout is a punishing corner who shows receivers no mercy.
That became obvious when he was thrown out of a game back in September under new "targeting" rules. Discipline on and off the field has been an issue for Everett, as NFL.com's Chase Goodbread pointed out:
A misdemeanor assault charge bought Everett a suspension from coach Kevin Sumlin over the summer for the first half of the team's season opener against Rice. After entering in the second half, Everett was flagged under the new "targeting" rule -- which attaches new penalties for targeting a hit above the shoulders to a defenseless player. Everett's hit was to Rice WR Klein Kubiak, who is the son of Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. The penalty? Along with a 15-yard personal foul, under the new rule, Everett was ejected for the balance of the game and will serve a one-half suspension to begin the Aggies' game against Sam Houston State next week as well.
While these problems are a concern, it should be noted that current head coach Mike Shanahan's uncomfortable push for so-called "character guys" hasn't worked.
It is up to the right coach to get the best out of a player like Everett. No, that doesn't mean you, Raheem Morris.
Everett could partner with David Amerson and give the Washington defense a pair of big press corners on the outside. That might even allow the team to move opportunistic veteran DeAngelo Hall back to the slot.