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2015 Mock Drafts: Brandon Scherff To The Redskins?

Check out these photos of Universtiy of Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff, the Redskins' fifth-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

*Each week leading up to the NFL Draft this year, will be bringing back its "Mock Madness," a compilation of what pundits and various media members believe the Redskins should/could do with their No. 5-overall pick. *

Here's an extended look into's Rob Rang' s latest mock draft pick selection for the Redskins:

Could the Redskins add a first-round talent on the other side of Trent Williams during the 2015 season?'s Rob Rang believes so, as he has Iowa tackle Brandon Scherff going to the Redskins with the fifth-overall pick in his latest mock draft.

According to Rang, the 6-foot-5, 320-pound tackle has the kind of physical makeup that head coach Jay Gruden has excelled with in the past.

"Jay Gruden's success as the play-caller in Cincinnati came with one of the league's biggest offensive lines," Rang writes. "He inherited one of the smallest in Washington and there is no question that upgrading the talent there will be an offseason priority. Not everyone sees Scherff (or any offensive lineman this year) as a top 10 talent, but he plays with the grit and physicality Washington is lacking and would be an immediate upgrade at right tackle."’s profile of Scherff, meanwhile, said he's a "weight-room star who can lift a house" and is a "powerful run blocker with exceptional power in hips and legs.

"Moves well laterally and rarely allows defensive ends to set edge against him. Consistently gets push. Rolls hips under him at contact and will bring feet with him. Recognizes twists and delayed blitzes. Gets into set position with flat back when delivering punch. Respectable change of direction in pass pro and on second level. Shows second effort and recovery ability in pass pro. Able to hit moving targets in space. Swings hips into position in cut-off blocks. Improved cut-off blocking from junior to senior year. Exhibits composed, efficient movement."

They also see him to be similar to current Lions tackle Riley Reiff.

Reiff has started 39 games in three seasons and has helped keep Matthew Stafford's jersey clean as he's developed into one of the top -- and more consistent -- quarterbacks in the NFL.

"Like former Hawkeye Riley Reiff, Scherff has measurables and traits to play tackle in the league, but might be better suited to play guard," writes. "More powerful than explosive, Reiff is not a scheme-specific talent and can maul or move in run game. Road-grader with pancake-man potential, but has holes in his pass protection that will be exposed on the next level -- especially at tackle."




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