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Redskins Get A Proven Leader In Matt Ioannidis

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Redskins' general manager Scot McCloughan knows that in order for his team to be successful in the NFL nowadays, he has to stock both his offensive and defensive lines with players who love to get down and dirty.

McCloughan seems to have made Washington's defensive line that much more bullish with Saturday's addition of former Temple defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis, a fifth-round pick with the No. 152-overall selection.

The Redskins get a leader in Ioannidis, who was a four-year letter winner with the Owls.

Here's a list of Ioannidis' accomplishments in his junior and senior seasons:

2015

All-America Third Team by Phil Steele

All-Conference First Team by American Athletic Conference

All-Conference First Team by Phil Steele

All-Conference by ECAC

All-Conference preseason First Team, Athlon Sports

American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (10/10/15)

2014

All-Conference Second Team by American Athletic Conference

All-AAC Second Team by College Sports Madness

Midseason All-AAC Second Team by Phil Steel Publications

Preseason All-AAC Third Team by Athlon Sports

Ioannidis was impressive at Temple, he dazzled at the Senior Bowl, and he put on a show at the NFL Scouting Combine. It seems like there's nothing that phases this young man; a trait which should serve him well at the professional level with the Redskins.

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