Okay, let's first assume the Redskins
draft #6 overall, with Indy, Miami, St. Louis, Minnesota, and Seattle picking before us in that order. Let's also assume we don't trade up or down. Now that we have that squared away, here's a quick 7 round mock draft. The 'Skins currently have 8 picks, one pick in the first three rounds, two in the fourth, and one in each of the last three rounds.
FIRST ROUND: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
He's a very mobile QB, to say the least. That's what Shanny is looking for. He runs a lot of play-action passes, so he wants someone accurate on the run and who can run. He has a very strong arm and very accurate. I describe him as "The legs of Michael Vick
, the mind of Tom Brady
, the arm of Drew Brees
." That's probably exaggeration, but hey, a guy can dream, right?
SECOND ROUND: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
He's a big guy (6'6", 335) with good talent. The 'Skins need a tackle to replace Brown, no question about it. He will most likely be the best available on the board, and if not, then Zebrie Sanders would also be acceptable.
THIRD ROUND: Rueben Randle, WR, LSU
Tall WR at 6'3", he's a good route runner. Not too fast, but he has really good hands. Maybe he joins the third round pick from 2011 and make a solid WR duo in 2013 and beyond? Most likely.
FOURTH ROUND: Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State
He's a short, stocky guy for an O-Lineman (6'3", 324) but he's very athletic. He's agile for an offensive lineman. He gets off the ball quickly, and shows good run-blocking skills. He has a low center of gravity and a natural bend, making him a pretty solid, though not great, pass blocker. He's not too fast, so he won't get downfield as well, but still very impressive. It's not often you'll see a D-II guy this high up, but I think it's worth it.
FOURTH ROUND: William Vlachos, C, Alabama
Pass blocking looks to be his specialty, and he's a very good run-blocker as well. He was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week in week 5, and was one of the SEC's Outstanding Performers in week 2.
FIFTH ROUND: Emmanuel Acho, ILB, Texas
Maybe Riley and McIntosh have shown enough to be starters in the future after Fletcher retires? But Acho is worth a shot. He's a reliable tackler in the open field, has enough athleticism to keep with running backs out of the backfield, and is very good at reading the quarterback when he drops into coverage. He will, however, hesitate against running back blocks and try to shimmy instead of blowing them up. He will also bite on hesitation routes.
Hopefully he does well along side another Texas linebacker already on our team.
SIXTH ROUND: Keith Tandy, CB, West Virginia
Excels at zone coverage, but not as good in man. He will sometimes bite on double moves and is fairly aggressive, but has the athleticism to improve with good coaching. He's a solid wrap-up tackler, but will often slam a receiver with his shoulder to separate them from the ball.
SEVENTH ROUND: B.J. Cunningham, WR, Michigan State
He's not a starter, but when he does play, he plays very well. He averages about 50 YPG in his 37 games, with 13 TD's. May not be very impressive, but he'll most likely be the best available by this time.
There's also Ryan Tannehill (QB), who is in an offense similar to what Kyle runs. Maybe we get him in the second, and Mike Adams (OT) in the first?