A breakdown of the Washington Redskins draft picks from a recent mock draft.
2nd Round (pick 45): RT D.J. Fluker, Alabama:
-Robert Griffin III is among the most hurried, hit, and sacked quarterbacks in the league. Imagine for a second what he could do with time in the pocket. The Redskins have multiple offensive line needs, but the biggest longterm concern is at right tackle (hopefully LeRibeus and Gettis can help plug the interior). Add in that most feared pass rushers come from one of the edges and finding a bookend to Trent Williams is key. Fluker gives the Redskins that and a guy who should be able to start day one for Washington. He's also a very adept run blocker, making the running game a further strength of the Redskins.
3rd Round (pick 77) FS Bacarri Rambo, Georgia:
- While there is some hope for the front 7 to improve next year with the return of Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker, and the further development of Ryan Kerrigan, their is little hope for the secondary. Even if Brandon Meriweather is back healthy he's only under contract for one more year (and there is no guarantee on his level of play). Finding help in the secondary is a major priority. Bacarri Rambo would be an excellent pick up in the 3rd round. He's got great range and tackling ability, and should be a guy who could start right away at free safety. There are some off the field red flags that need to be figured out, but from a talent stand point he's a great pick here.
4th Round (pick 108) S/CB D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina:
Though on paper he plays the same position as Rambo, Swearinger has the versatility to play more strong safety or even a little corner (less likely at the next level). Though he's never been a "star", he has big time potential making him a worthwhile 4th round pick. If the Redskins haven't fixed their safety position in free agency, than a Rambo/Swearinger combo for years to come could be pretty impressive.
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