2. G Andrew Norwell (Jacksonville Jaguars)
He was the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. And former University of Iowa standout Brandon Scherff has been one of the better offensive linemen in the league since. During his first two seasons in Washington, he started all 16 games with the franchise, as well as the team’s wild card clash with the Packers.
Since then, the seven-year pro has battled his share of injuries. But he’s also continued to earn his share of accolades. He’s been named to five of the past six Pro Bowls and earned All-Pro honors in 2020 despite missing three games. This past season, he missed six contests but still earned high grades from Pro Football Focus (subscription required).
It’s also worth noting that he has played under the franchise tender each of the past two years (via Spotrac), earning $15.03 million in 2020 and $18.036 million in ’21. But can Washington afford him and get him to sign a multiple-year deal?
Eight-year pro Andrew Norwell could hit the open market next week and is a proven performer. After four seasons with the Carolina Panthers, he’s spent the last four years with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He’s not the overall performer that Scherff is (via PFF). But he is one of the better pass-blocking guards in the league.