The Washington Redskins have plenty of needs this offseason, none greater than the need to hire a general manager. Another need is addressing the Defensive Line, which may have actually regressed so far this offseason. The team hasn't spent a high draft pick on the positional group in over five years, a trend that needs to change this April. Here are four players the team should consider in the draft.

4. Montravius Adams, Auburn

Adams would have had the potential to be a first round pick in the draft if he showed more consistency this season. The Auburn Tiger could play along the defensive line, having good positional versatility, though he is best served as a tackle in a 4-3 alignment.

The Washington Redskins could look to select him late in the second round or early in the third round.

3. Jaleel Johnson, Iowa

In a lot of ways, Johnson profiles much in the same way that Adams does. Johnson is much slower, though, at least during the draft combine. During the season, however, it proved to have strength and speed at the point of attack and can run a defensive line. The Redskins could also choose to select him around the same time as Adams: late second round or early third round.

2. Caleb Brantley, Florida

Brantley actually profiles more as a nose tackle, and arguably the best one in the whole draft. He interviewed poorly during the combine, though, which has hurt his draft stock.

He didn't accumulate massive stats at Florida, but he was a disruptive force at the point of attacks. He could be had by Washington in the second round, with a chance a first round pick may be used on him.

1. Malik McDowell, Michigan State

There was a time when McDowell would've considered a top five target in the draft.

That was before questions about his motor hampered his season with the Spartans. That was also before he didn't interview well at the Scouting Combine. He has first round talent, but there's a chance Washington will be able to grab him in the second round, based on this year's turn of events.

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