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When it comes to the defensive line, the Redskins did the exact opposite of the offensive line.
They drafted Jarvis Jenkins and signed Stephen Bowen from Dallas and Barry Cofield from the Giants.
Cofield, unlike Albert Haynesworth, doesn't mind doing whatever it takes to win, even if that means absorbing blocks to let the linebackers make the play. However, he's not just good at absorbing blocks, but he can bust through double teams.
Bowen is playing with a heavy heart because over the summer, his wife gave birth to premature twins, one of which their family sadly lost. His wife and surviving son are still in a hospital in Dallas. It will be interesting to see how well he plays. If he's not at his best, I won't fault him.
Jenkins I am expecting big things from. During camp so far, he's been destroying people off the ball and has really been impressing, coaches, teammates, fans and the media. I for one can't wait to see him at game speed.
At linebacker, London Fletcher returns as the captain of the defense and is set to be solid as usual.
With Brian Orakpo, I'm looking to see if he's picked up a second or third move on his pass rush. The guy has everything you'd want to be a dominant pass rusher except for multiple moves. Linemen around the league (especially in the Division) know what to look for when Orakpo rushes. He says he has been working with defensive coordinator Jim Hasslett on his moves, so it will be interesting to see how they look.
With Ryan Kerrigan, I'm just interested in to see how the move from defensive end to outside linebacker will work. Like Orakpo, he's got a lot of great skill, and like Orakpo, he's moved from hand in the dirt to standing up.
In spite of the short training camp, I'm expecting to see a better defensive front than last season.