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"Malik Gant Matthew Ioannidis Jersey , SSchool: Marshall | Conference: Conference USACollege Experience: RS Junior | Age: 21Height / Weight: 6-0 / 209 lbsProjected Draft Status: 5th - 6th RoundNFL Comparison: Derrick KindredCollege StatisticsPlayer OverviewA native of Washington, DC and graduate of Woodson High School, Malik Gant was a walk-on at Marshall. By his red-shirt sophomore season, he had been offered a scholarship and he subsequently set the world on fire, accumulating 100 tackles, 6.5 for a loss, five pass break ups, and second team All-Conference USA honors. During his red-shirt junior season, he was even better, collecting 95 tackles, 9 for a loss, 2 interceptions, and 8 pass break ups. His stellar performance earned him Marshall’s team MVP award and first team All-Conference USA honors. Gant projects as a strong safety with special teams capacity, but is less adept in deep coverage.StrengthsTackling machine.Plays with intensity.Good at pursuing with angles.Hard hitting box safety.Could be a special teams stud.WeaknessesLimited in man coverage.Such a hard hitter Ziggy Hood Jersey , there are concerns about durability.Average range over the top.Played against lesser competition.Let’s see his workHow He Would Fit On The RedskinsHaving just signed Landon Collins to a big money, 6-year deal, the Redskins’ need for another box safety is fairly limited. However, Gant could provide safety depth, filling in on sub packages to cover tight ends or slot receivers, as well as serve as a valued special teams contributor. Described as a “heat seeking missle,” his tackling ability and high motor would be a welcome addition on returns. Realistically, a player like Gant would probably be training camp competition for Troy Apke and Deshazor Everett. The Porkcast Crew chats about the deal to bring a new quarterback to D.C. and what it means for the Redskins in 2019 and beyond."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Looks Like Someone Has A Sixpack Of The MondaysDaily SlopRedskins RecapsESTShareTweetShareShareHogs Night: A Porkcast - Making The Case For KeenumGeoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsThe Porkcast crew was blessed with some great timing, just as we were set to record our weekly shit-and-chat, the Redskins made a move to answer the biggest question of this offseason and made a trade with the Denver Broncos for quarterback Case Keenum. We promptly fired up the podcast box and dug in on our initial thoughts on the deal, and much to everyone’s surprise, they were overwhelmingly positive. We discuss how the trade allows the Redskins to tip-toe the sidelines of the salary cap in a forward-facing move that clears the way for Alex Smith’s return, should his recovery allow him to come back from serious injury, AND now how the Redskins can look forward to the 2020 Draft as being the potential time to land their next quarterback of the future.Much to everyone’s surprise Rob Kelley Jersey , Keenum’s name was not one of our options to Swipe Right on in our discussion a few weeks ago, and we discuss how the move compares with other names that have bubbled to the media forefront of late in Joe Flacco, Ryan Tannehill, and of course Josh Rosen.In addition, we lick our chops a little bit at the prospect of the story line this will unravel: that the new Redskins signal-caller takes the locker of Kirk Cousins, who replaced him following the Minneapolis Miracle season that led them to the NFC championship game. It’s tantalizing to think that the role-reversal was at a $81 million difference between the two players.Finally, we ponder what does this mean for the other questions marks on the offensive side of the football. While there are still some unknowns regarding who will line up at wide receiver this year, we now know that there is some stability at the quarterback. Could this make the Redskins a more favorable destination for pass-catchers to sign, be it Antonio Brown or otherwise.If you haven’t already be sure to subscribe to the Hogs Haven Podcast network on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify.
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