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Redskins Select Guard Wes Martin


The Washington Redskins added much-needed offensive line depth in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

With the 131st pick, the Redskins added Indiana guard Wes Martin, who will join a position group ravaged by injuries a season ago.

The Redskins have used the offseason in an attempt to find someone to start opposite right guard Brandon Scherff, a two-time Pro Bowler. They signed former first-round pick Ereck Flowers in free agency, and said multiple times they would give the former New York Giants tackle a chance to move inside. Martin will add more competition for the starting job.

The 6-foot-3, 316-pound Martin started the final 37 games of his career at left guard and made 43 starts there overall, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten on two occasions.

Martin is the fifth member of the Redskins' 2019 draft class, joining quarterback Dwayne Haskins (No. 15), edge defender Montez Sweat (No. 26), wide receiver Terry McLaurin (No. 76) and running back Bryce Love (112th). See all of the Redskins' 2019 draft picks, here.

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