PFF scouting report: Adolphus Washington, DT, Ohio State
Here is the PFF draft profile for Ohio State defensive tackle Adolphus Washington, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.
4-3 defensive tackle, best fit as a 3-technique right over the guard.
Stats to know:
Third-best pass rushing grade among interior defensive linemen at +32.0
What he does best:
• Handles frontside double team well in the running game, can hold his ground
• Defeats blocks with his hands, has the length and power to move blockers at point of attack
• Quick hands allow him to shed blocks quickly as a pass rusher
• Impressive two-year production as pass rusher
• Has experience playing 3-technique (over guard) and 1-technique (nose tackle) and has been productive in both spots
• Will stack up blockers at the point of attack and re-direct running backs
• Does not always find the ball, whether he’s trying to shed or getting trapped
• Inconsistent staying square to line of scrimmage in run game. Can get turned against one-on-one blocks
• Needs to finish plays better to maximize potential
• Not exceptionally quick when shooting gaps, may be better when playing head up or looking to engage blocks
Sharrif Floyd, Minnesota Vikings. He’s a good player that can be very effective when he puts it all together.
Washington doesn’t stand out in any one area, but he’s a solid all-around player that can has the tools to move around the defensive line while maintaining his effectiveness.