1. Robert Griffin, QB, Baylor - Obviously. I couldn't be happier to have RG3. Moving along...
3. Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana - Surely we will go BPA available here. It's a lock someone Shanahan and Allen had a 2nd round grade on will slip here and we wouldn't pass up. But that player could be Trumaine Johnson. Shanahan has a knack for choosing cornerbacks, tailbacks and o-line in the middle rounds and given the cornerback depth in this draft, Trumaine could easily be the BPA. He's a big athletic corner in the Asomugha mold who is extremely strong at the line of scrimmage and capable of excelling in press coverage. He has #1 corner potential and considering DeAngelo Hall may wear out his welcome at anytime, he is a smart choice as well.
4. Donald Stephenson, OT, Oklahoma - This is the one guy after RG3 that I have a strong feeling we will draft. I know there are a lot of rumors out there and Shanahan is always putting up smokescreens, but Stephenson makes almost too much sense here. He is the fastest lineman in the draft, so he has a great chance to excel in the scheme even if he lacks ideal strength for position. The Oklahoma connection (Williams, J. Brown, Chester) on the O-line seems like it could be more than coincidence and Shanahan may actually be farming that system for good fit offensive lineman.
4. Josh Chapman, NT, Alabama - Sure he might not fall here, but remember, this is early fourth round, so he could definitely be here. He is also a 3-4 nose tackle, so you have to assume most 4-3 teams don't even have him on their radars. He could play right away and could even fill the role of the plug run stuffer, giving us an effective sub package that we lacked the past two seasons in the 3-4.
5. Tony Bergstrom, G/T, Utah - Another guy whose name I've heard floated around and seems like a good Shanny fit. Given the way Shanahan thinks about building rosters, you would think he would want OL that are the same age as his QB so they play together for a long time. Bergstrom is a guy who has the size and athleticism to play tackle in the NFL, but I could see them moving him inside to guard where he could be dominant. Putting strong offensive line depth together to protect our new, prized investment has to be high on the list in this draft, as it was not really addressed in free agency at all.
6. Phillip Blake, C, Baylor - Some of you will argue that he won't slip here, but I definitely think he might. I have seen him ranked extremely low by some sources, such as ESPN (the worldwide leader in sports!!) and perhaps Redskins fans have put him on a pedestal because of the RG3 connection. Even if he isn't an ideal NFL prospect I think we would take him if he falls here. He has a chance to thrive in the ZBS and at a minimum provides a comfortable exchange with RG3. He looked pretty sturdy in the RG3 highlights I have seen.
7. Jerry Franklin, ILB, Arkansas - ILB is a depth need for this team, so if there are any warm bodies at that position by the end of the draft, you have to think the Redskins would take a guy like Franklin. He doesn't have an expansive skill set, but has the size for the 3-4 and is a wrap you up, pull you down tackle that can at least help against the run and crossing routes after the catch. He likely won't play for a few years anyways, but I like the idea of putting more young ILBs on the roster while Fletcher is here, in hopes that he may rub off on them.