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Golden Nuggets: Scouts Say Mitchell Schwartz Could be a Starter as a Rookie

Mitchell Schwartz has been catching the eyes of scouts nationwide. In fact, some believe the right tackle could fill a starting role during his rookie season. Mike Jones of the Washington Post believes the Redskins could be a destination for Schwartz.

"I enjoy it a lot -- getting to learn the playbook, learning the plays, how everything fits," Schwartz says. "I don’t try to just learn my job. I like to know the whole offensive line scheme. I think when you know what the entire play is supposed to be like it kind of helps you piece things together a little better."

"We ran a pretty good system at Cal," he added. "We got different plays where we can check out of it and it’s a new play. Stuff where you’ve got to move a point one play or another depending on if the guy’s coming. We do a little bit of everything, so I think I’ll be well prepared."

Schwartz projects as a third-round pick, and could be available when the Redskins are on the clock, six picks into that round. Right tackle remains a position of need for the Redskins, whose starter – Jammal Brown – is trying to rehabilitate a surgically repaired hip that has hobbled him the last two seasons.
Although he isn’t viewed as one of the draft’s elite tackle prospects, such as Matt Kalil, Riley Reiff, Cordy Glenn, Jonathan Martin and Mike Adams, all of whom could go in the first round or early second round, scouts believe Schwartz is talented enough to start at right tackle as a rookie.

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