Redskins Mock Draft

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With the NFL Combine in our rear view and free agency around the corner, its time to get draft mocking! Based on the Redskins key areas of need (CB, S, DL, WR, OT,) and combine results, this is my initial Redskins mock. I will release another in about a month after colleges have held their pro days and the NFL free agency period has begun. Enjoy.

 2nd Round: FS Eric Reid, LSU

Measurables*

40 Yard Dash: 4.53 seconds

Bench Press: 17 reps

Vertical Jump: 40.5 inches

Broad Jump: 134 inches

3 Cone Drill: 6.99 seconds

20 Yard Shuffle: 4.22 seconds

Reed is a ideal fit for the Redskins defensive scheme. The junior is one of the most, if not the most, rangy free safeties in this year’s draft (range that hasn't been seen in burgundy and gold since Sean Taylor). He plays from sideline to sideline, seemingly in on every single play. He also possesses excellent great ball skills. From his single high safety position, he is still able to jump routes as to intercept passes or deliver big hits on receivers. Sometimes is over aggressive in coverage and takes false steps, but otherwise, a Reid is an outstanding prospect.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1xQi0xfAeI

 

3rd Round: CB B.W. Webb, William & Mary

Measurables*

40 Yard Dash: 4.51 seconds

Bench Press: 14 reps

Vertical Jump: 40.5 inches

Broad Jump: 132 inches

3 Cone Drill: 6.82 seconds

20 Yard Shuffle: 3.84 seconds

You may not have heard of this kid, but trust me, he is a baller. Only 5’10, but has the ability to jump with taller wide receivers. Top-end burst with has the ability to break on routes and make plays. Also has nose for ball. Although there will likely be a learning curve as he makes the adjustment from FBS football to the NFL, Webb showed at the Senior Bowl that he can hold his own against big-school athletes.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-uNJDnVZaY

 

4th Round: DE/OLB William Gholston, Michigan State

Measurables*

40 Yard Dash: 4.96

Bench Press: 23 reps

Vertical Jump: 28.5 inches

Broad Jump: 110 inches

3 Cone Drill: 7.20 seconds

20 Yard Shuffle: 4.59 seconds

In my opinion, if the Redskins are able to grab William Gholston in the 4th round, it will turn out to be the steal of the draft. He is 6’7, 278 lbs (and could easily put on another 30) and has a similar skill set of a young Julius Peppers.

The only reason why Gholston might slip this far is questions regarding his work ethic and discipline. He was suspended for a portion of ’11 and has a reputation for not taking practice seriously. After dominant freshman and sophomore seasons, Gholston’s production slipped in 2012.

Like most troubled prospects, sometimes the right team and the right situation will bring the best out of the player. His potential is off the charts, but can the Redskins be his right situation?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRPtwR8Zwb8

 

5th Round: OT/OG Justin Pugh, Syracuse

Measurables*

40 Yard Dash: 5.14 seconds

Bench Press: N/A

Vertical Jump: 28.5 inches

Broad Jump: 103 inches

3 Cone Drill: 7.45 seconds

20 Yard Shuffle: 4.63 seconds

If the Redskins choose to upgrade the right tackle position through this year’s draft, then Jordan Pugh could be a guy that pays immediate dividends. The three year starter at Syracuse has all the traits needed for the Redskins zone-blocking scheme; great footwork and mobility, athleticism and range. Pugh gets to the second level of defenders with regularity. Pugh also has the ability to play guard, making his value that much greater.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ox2yCdybZY

 

5th Round: RB/KR Kenjon Barner, Oregon

Measurables*

40 Yard Dash: 4.52 seconds

Bench Press: 20 reps

Vertical Jump: 35.5 inches

Broad Jump: 122 inches

3 Cone Drill: 6.87 seconds

20 Yard Shuffle: 4.20 seconds

With the health of Roy Helu Jr. in question, the Redskins could use some more speed out of the backfield. And if there is one thing Kenjon Barner has plenty of, its speed.

The speedster from Oregon was the home-run hitter for one of the most explosive offenses in college the past few seasons. He is super elusive and has the vision to succeed in a zone blocking scheme. Barner catches the ball well out of the backfield, as well as returns kicks.

While he doesn’t possess the all-around game needed to be an every down player in the NFL (especially as a pass blocker), he can find his perfect niche as the Redskin’s change-of-pace back.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYI7gwHQ07g

 

6th Round: WR Roy Roundtree, Michigan **

 

Roy Roundtree may’ve seen his draft stock fall because of Brady Hoke’s new offense in Ann Arbor, but the kid can play. Quicker than fast, Roundtree could contribute on teams and as the Redskin’s slot receiver. He has shown that he can go across the middle and make tough snags in traffic.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StAlkgs7bwM

 

7th Round: CB/FS Melvin White, Louisiana-Lafayette**

I can see the Redskins taking a late-round flyer on this guy. White is another small-school guy like Webb, but with really good ball-hawking instincts. Some call him a tweener. I like to call him versatile. White has the size and ability to play all four secondary spots if needed.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yqCFTDO2eo

 

*-Measurables from 2013 NFL Combine

**-Did Not Participate at 2013 NFL Combine