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Redskins GM says tons of teams called to move up for Fowler, NONE for Leonard Williams

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Redskins GM says teams were calling to move up, just not for Leonard Williams.

Many had USC defensive tackle Leonard Williams as the best all around player in the 2015 NFL Draft. Today, Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan had to shed light on why they passed on Leonard Williams, and took offensive lineman Brandon Scherff. He also shed some light about the teams calling to land Dante Fowler and not Leonard Williams. 

“The thing about Leonard (Williams) — very good football player,” he said. “I was hoping to be able to move back there and it didn’t happen. Everyone was talking about trading up, trading up to our spot but it was all for (Dante) Fowler. Once Fowler went (to the Jaguars), then all the talk went off the board. Leonard is a good football player. If for some reason Brandon (Scherff) would have been gone, he probably would have been your one seed. … Going into this thing I knew we needed some help up front on the offensive side and it was too good of a bang for the buck to not get Brandon there.”

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