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Conventional Wisdom- Redskins will select Sam Bradford



FYI, the new Mock Draft is up on Mel Kiper's ESPN insider column.  For non-subscribers, I'll spoil it here

1. Rams take Ndamukong Suh (DT)

2. Lions take Gerald McCoy (DE)

3. Bucs take Eric Berry (DB)

4. Skins take Sam Bradford (QB)

5. Chiefs take Russell Okung (OT)

 

As far as value is concerned, this may be the worst way that the draft could play out for the Redskins.  With Suh and Berry off the board, Bradford is probably the most valuable commodity available (unless Okung makes a big combine splash, but by all accounts his physical tools won't separate him from Anthony Davis).  I doubt anyone will be trading up to take Russell Okung when there are four other 1st-round-worthy tackles on the board.  That means our only potential trading partners will be Buffalo, Jacksonville, and possibly Minnesota.

I suspect that any of Berry, McCoy, or Suh would have more value and more suitors in a trade-down than Bradford.  In this context, the Redskins best move is to try to trade the pick to Buffalo for the 9th pick and a 3rd rounder or to Jacksonville for the 11th pick and a 3rd rounder.  The new pick will get us Anthony Davis or Trent Williams.

Most likely, we will not get any takers on a trade-down.  That means that the Redskins will take Russell Okung at pick 4.  Sorry, Mel.

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