The Washington Redskins select with the 4th pick RUSSELL OKUNG, OT, OKLAHOMA STATE. Here is a writeup on him. Redskins had wanted Bradford and not sure if Clausen should be drafted with 4th pick so get help on the offensive line.
The Chiefs have plenty of needs and could go in a number of different directions here but their offensive line play has been particularly troubling. In fact, Kansas City ranked among the worst in the league when it comes to sacks allowed. Oklahoma State’s Russell Okung isn’t an elite prospect in the mold of Tony Boselli, Jon Ogden or Orlando Pace but he has clearly emerged as the top offensive tackle in this class and will likely be a Top 10 pick. With good size, long arms, great strength, above-average athleticism and feet as well as top-notch intangibles, Okung is just a very good all-around blocker. Okung could slide into the starting lineup at either left or right tackle for the Chiefs and any investment in keeping franchise quarterback Matt Cassel upright is money well spent. As I mentioned the Chiefs have a lot of holes to fill, which certainly isn’t a good thing but it does give them a lot of options on Draft Day. Other possibilities could include Tennessee’s Eric Berry, who would be a huge upgrade at safety, or Alabama’s Rolando McClain, who could be the stud that they need to build their linebacking corps around. Don’t be surprised if they take a look at Oklahoma State’s Dez Bryant either because outside of Dwayne Bowe, who has been a frequent inhabitant of Todd Haley’s doghouse, they have little or nothing at the wide receiver position. However, the Chiefs have to find a way to move the ball and score points and the best way to do that is upgrade the o - line.