Washington used its 2nd-round pick Friday night on DE Preston Smith, who some draftniks rated as high as a top-15 prospect. Smith played DE and DT at Mississippi State but most likely projects as a 3-4 DE in Washington's system. He scored well in the athletic metrics after the Scouting Combine and racked up 9 sacks and 15 tackles for loss as a senior. Smith looks like a potential IDP sleeper in dynasty rookie drafts.
The Packers have reached a 4-year agreement with OLB Preston Smith that includes $16 million guaranteed at signing (full value: $52 million), according to ESPN's Josina Anderson. That gives Green Bay a pair of expensive new edge defenders, after the team also reached a deal with Za'Darius Smith. Green Bay will also release OLB Nick Perry, and Clay Matthews would seem to be done as well -- given the signings. (He's an unrestricted free agent.) The new guys should help revamp a pass rush that needed upgrades, but neither Smith has exceeded 8.5 sacks in a season to date. Neither looks like a forthcoming IDP stud, but each has matchup-starter potential for fantasy football purposes.
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