The average age of Washington's top six defensive linemen in 2014 is 29 years old.
For such a demanding position, that's old.
The Redskins should be able to get by this season by rotating elder statesmen Barry Cofield, Stephen Bowen and Jason Hatcher with the younger Chris Baker and Jarvis Jenkins. Still, it was curious that they didn't draft a D-lineman in May.
Had the Redskins stayed put at No. 34 overall, they could have drafted Minnesota defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman (pictured above), who was selected by the Atlanta Falcons three picks later. They instead opted to trade down and select Stanford outside linebacker Trent Murphy.
Other notable defensive linemen who were drafted later in the second round: Notre Dame's Stephon Tuitt (Pittsburgh Steelers), Florida State's Timmy Jernigan (Baltimore Ravens) and LSU's Ego Ferguson (Chicago Bears).
This offseason, Cofield underwent hernia surgery and didn't participate in OTAs or minicamp. Bowen, too, sat out offseason workouts, still recovering from microfracture surgery on his knee. And just last month, Hatcher underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee.
All three are expected to be available for training camp, but there's a lot of tread on those tires. A rookie may have helped to alleviate some of those miles.
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