Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Redskins Sign LeRibeus

It would surprise me to see LeRibeus, white, snapping to RG3, yellow, come week one. (Photo:
Via the Washington Redskins Twitter page, the Washington Redskins announced the signing of third round draft pick Josh LeRibeus.

LeRibeus, the 71st overall pick from SMU, started all 13 games of his senior season for the Mustangs. LeRibeus blocked for the C-USA's leading rusher Zach Line who rushed for a whopping 1,224 yards in 2011.

LeRibeus has seen a lot of action at both guard and center throughout OTA's and minicamp for the Redskins. At 6-2 and weighing 311 pounds, LeRibeus has the size to play either position. This past June was the first time he ever tried the position of center and looked and felt pretty comfortable at it.

It would not at all surprise me to see LeRibeus getting reps with the first team offensive line at both positions. The Redskins guard and center spots have been a bit of a question mark so he will most likely get a look at both spots.

Now, the Redskins have signed all of their 2012 draft picks. Everyone who should be at camp is now at camp and ready to work. It is extremely important for LeRibeus since he will be working at two positions and will need to focus extra hard so he can master both of them. He will also have to start getting used to working with the other four players on the Redskins offensive line.

Coming out of training camp, I would be willing to bet that LeRibeus will be a starter on the offensive line. Whether it's at guard or center, LeRibeus has a great shot at running with the first teamers come week one.

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Source: Washington Redskins website