Hey guys I wanted to share my latest 6 round NFL Mock Draft with everyone. For the full 6 rounds including writeups for the first two rounds you can find it all Here! Right now I'm not predicting any trades but wanted look at some guys the Skins could be interested in in each round. Also in this Mock, I decided to look at what the Skins might do if they sign Matt Flynn and QB isn't as pressing of a need for next year.
1. Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa- Some might call this a reach pick but next to QB the Redskins RT need is their biggest question mark. With Trent Williams long term potential an unknown at this point (due both to his off the field and on field issues), having a tackle who might out play him at LT could be invaluable. As for the question about taking a RT in the top 10, it should be a non-factor. A RT still faces many of the leagues top pass rushers (Babin, Woodley, etc.) and is instrumental in the run game. It might not be as hard as LT, but if you find an elite one you keep him. Also if teams are investing more and more resources to bring pressure from that side, then why wouldn't you match-up?
2. Mark Barron, SS, Alabama- Barron could get popped at the end of the first round, but if he falls the Redskins should definitely consider him. The LaRon Landry Era should be coming to an end, as he's no longer worth the money and headaches, due to injuries and inconsistent play. Barron could step right into his shoes and give the Redskins an extremely talented strong safety. Barron is a heavy hitter, but he's improved in coverage as well. He displays great instincts and could be a nice piece to build around in a secondary that lacks a lot of talent and depth. Note- Barron is selected to play in the Senior Bowl, and will be on the South squad, though an injury might make him a last minute scratch.
3. Lucas Nix, G, Pittsburgh- Now the importance of the interior line in the draft could be determined by what happens in free agency, but it is safe to say that some major help is needed here. If the Redskins land a big name guy and bring back Lichtensteiger, then they have some depth with Chester and possibly Hurt. If they don't land any big name Free Agents, or let Lichtensteiger leave then Guard is definitely a position to target here. Nix is a strong versatile guard who is good in both pass protection and run blocking. He might need a little time before he is counted on as a full time starter, but he projects very well at the next level.
4a. Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech- Extremely raw receiver, but he also has big time upside. He's got immense athletic ability and 6'5" size. He would be more of a role player next year (i.e. Red Zone threat), but could take his game to the next level in year two or three.
4b. Donnie Fletcher,CB, Boston College- Fletcher is a tall (6'1") CB, who shows a lot of fluidity when running with receivers. He has good instincts and would be a nice value here in the 4th round.
5. Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma- Broyles stock is falling after injuring his knee mid-year for Oklahoma. Already there were questions about his speed and ability to work off press coverage, that made him more of a mid-2nd round pick. Now with the injury and a very strong WR class, he looks to be more of a late 4th or early 5th rounder. While he isn't a burner or has good size, Broyles would be a great fit for the Redskins offense. He could take over Santana Moss's role after next season and is just too good of a value to pass up here.
6a. Terrence Ganaway, RB, Baylor- The Shanahan's have already said they are looking for another back this offseason, and Ganaway would be a nice complementary piece as he is a bigger back and can help in short yardage situations. He isn't a burner, but can make some people miss. If he flashes some more one-cut ability while being coached by the Redskins at the Senior Bowl, he'd be a very logical pick.
6b. B.J. Coleman, QB, Chattanooga- No its not the big name QB that most people are expecting, but Coleman has some real nice upside. He's a very intriguing 3rd QB option to develop behind Flynn. He's got a strong arm and is more advanced than people give him credit for.
*Note Nix and Fletcher are Senior Bowl bound as well, but they will be on the opposite sideline.