- Conrado Marrero dies at 102; ex-Senator was oldest living MLB player
- ‘Top Gun’ for drones: Squadrons of carrier-based killers have Navy’s approval
- Bill Clinton to endorse Charlie Rangel for re-election
- Pfc. Bradley Manning is now Pfc. Chelsea Manning: Court says so
- Secret base U.S. special forces used to train Libyans now under terrorist control: report
- 9th suspect in N.C. kidnapping turns self in to FBI
- L.A. sheriff admits to testing flyover spy program without notifying residents
- Foreign minister vows response if Russians are attacked in Ukraine
- Robert Griffin III to drive pace car before Richmond NASCAR race
- Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt
Pair of prospects look up to Redskins’ Trent Williams
Xavier Su’a-Filo, a left guard at UCLA, and Charles Leno, a left tackle at Boise State, each praised Williams, who was selected to his play in his second Pro Bowl in just four years after this past season.
“I think Logan, he was a high draft pick, but he’s physical,” said Su’a-Filo, who is projected to be a second- or third-round pick. “He’s a bad-ass. He started from Day 1 in New England, and I love how nasty he is. [That’s] something about his game that I really try to implement. Other guys like Mike Iupati and Trent Williams are really mean and nasty like that, and that’s what I’m trying to be like.”
Leno started every game for Boise State over the last three seasons, including the last two at left tackle. In addition to keeping an eye on Williams, Leno follows former teammate Ryan Clady, now the Denver Broncos’ starting left tackle, and Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown.
“Trent really has a good first step in pass pro and in the run game,” said Leno, a projected mid-round pick. “It’s very explosive. He’s quick in his first steps – when he’s coming down to block, or he’s going out to block, or he’s kicking back. He’s very explosive and has a very quick first step.”
Leno has taken a liking to the three offensive tackles because, at Boise State, he also played in a zone-blocking scheme. While that’s rare in college, it’s much more common in the NFL, and he thinks that experience will make him more appealing to teams needing an offensive lineman.
“Regardless of scheme or the side of the line they want to put me on, I’ll be ready,” Leno said.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
- Wizards mount comeback, take two-game lead in playoff series
- Wizards trying to resist entering Game 2 feeling comfortable
- Early returns show projections of physical Wizards-Bulls series were correct
- Wizards' veterans step up as Wall, Beal get playoff jitters out of their systems
- Joshua Morgan signs one-year deal with Bears
Latest Blog Entries
Feds who send arms against ranch families betray American values
- Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy hailed as patriot, ripped as lawless deadbeat
- CARSON: When government looks more like foe than friend
- Pentagon plans to replace flight crews with 'full-time' robots
- Georgia governor signs bill expanding gun rights
- America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study finds
- Texas is next! AG warns BLM wants 90,000 acres after Bundy ranch standoff
- Professor apologizes after blasting Republicans in class
- Justice Dept.'s new clemency guidelines: Crack offenders most obvious candidates
- Ukraine claims torture by pro-Russian forces on the heels of Biden's stern warning to Moscow
- Ministry of Truth: SCOTUS skeptical of law to police campaign 'lies'
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.
Celebrity deaths in 2014