Dante Fowler visits with Redskins, Vic Beasley in town next week

The Washington Redskins have expressed a desire to add another pass rusher. So it makes sense that they'll host two players who could be in play when they use the fifth overall pick later his month.

Florida's Dante Fowler Jr. visited with the Redskins on Wednesday, according to a source, and Clemson's Vic Beasley will visit next week, according to the NFL Network. Both players would satisfy the desire to add a third pass-rushing outside linebacker. I've written about both Fowler and Beasley previously. Fowler's size gives him an edge if they want an immediate all-around linebacker -- at 261 pounds, he won't have to add weight to do things such as setting the edge in the run game. Fowler played all over at Florida, which might be why he wasn't as productive as some would have liked. But he flashed quite a bit. And that versatility can be seen as a plus.

Beasley added weight since the season ended, getting up to 246 pounds, and teams love his quickness. To be a full-time outside linebacker in a 3-4, he'd have to gain a few more pounds. But with Trent Murphy on the right side, the Redskins don't need someone to immediately be a stout run defender. They likely would be in nickel 60-70 percent of the time, so having three outside linebackers like this would be put to good use.

Just because the Redskins host several players does not mean they'll end up with many of them. Obviously it shows some level of interest, but in a seven-round draft with 32 teams, it's not always a strong indicator of who might go where. There have been a handful of players who have yet to schedule a visit -- or won't come -- who could end up in Washington. Pass-rushers Randy Gregory and Eli Harold have not heard a lot at this point from Washington. What does that mean? We'll find out once the draft (finally) begins on April 30.

Among others who have or will visit with the Redskins, based on various reports or tweets from their agents:

    • Texas Southern CB Tray Walker: Projected as a late-round selection.

    • Miami OT Ereck Flowers: Projected as a mid-first-round pick.

    • Washington State QB Connor Halliday: Projected as a late-round selection.

    • Kansas CB Dexter McDonald: Projected as a late-round pick.

    • Nebraska G Jake Cotton: Projected as a late-round pick

    • Houston DL Joey Mbu: Projected as a late-round pick or priority free agent.

    • Washington DE/OLB Andrew Hudson: Projected as a late-round pick, priority free agent. Was not invited to the combine.