Over the next two weeks, CSNWashington.com Redskins reporters Tarik El-Bashir and Rich Tandler will grade each position group’s performance in 2012 and evaluate its outlook for 2013. Previously, we looked at the offense (offensive tackles, the interior offensive line, wide receivers, running backs, quarterbacks, and tight ends). So far on defense we’ve looked at the ends. Today, it’s nose tackles.
Position: Nose tackle
2012 starters: Barry Cofield
Key reserves: Chris Baker
Key free agents: None
Cofield was better in his second year at nose tackle than he was in his first but there are still questions as to whether or not he can function at a high enough level at the position for the Redskins to be a top defense.