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A look at how the Washington Redskins 2013 could shape up.
Hey guys I wanted to share with you my latest 2013 NFL Draft . As always feedback appreciated, though remember this is for discussion purposes. Enjoy!
2nd Round: OT Kyle Long, Oregon:
Long is a bit more of a raw prospect, but the upside is huge. He's got great bloodlines with his father and brother being a pair of elite defensive ends. Also he had a fantastic season this year showcasing untold potential for the future. He probably has the talent to play any position, but the Redskins will like him at right tackle. The fact that he has some experience from an uptempo, spread option attack doesn't hurt either. He would pair with Trent Williams to give Washington a very formidable set of bookends.
3rd Round: CB/S D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina:
Swearinger might not be an elite free safety (which is probably his ultimate position in the NFL), but he's still a very good prospect. He had a strong career at South Carolina and definitely looks to have the ball skills and coverage ability to man the free safety spot.
4th Round: S Shawne Williams, Georgia:
Williams is a nice strong safety prospect who really excels in the box and in run support. He's also been good in coverage though is overshadowed by Rambo. The other thing I really like from Williams is his leadership and work ethic, two areas where he gets high marks. He may not be a day one starter, but he's a guy with the potential to be there in a year or two.
5th Round: CB Ryan Lacy, Utah:
Lacy is inexperienced, but he offers a lot of speed and he's coming off a nice year. He shows strong coverage ability and could be a guy who in a year takes over the slot duties.
5th Round: RB/FB Zach Line, SMU:
We know the Redskins love drafting SMU players, but Line has more going for him than that. He's a tough physical runner who has led the Mustangs in rushing each of the last three years. For as good as Alfred Morris was this year, they need to have a better back-up option. While a speed guy would be nice (hopefully Helu helps out here), the Redskins shouldn't limit themselves. Line has a unique hybid skill set that would allow him and Morris to both be on the field together. Line also played in a run and shoot, and had 33 catches this past season which is something the Redskins need out of their backs.
6th Round: OLB Lavar Edwards, LSU
With Rob Jackson a potential FA, rush linebacker depth will be important to find in the late rounds. Edwards was a good pass rusher at LSU, and despite playing with some top tier guys still made his presence known.
7th Round: OG Earl Watford, JMU
Watford is a high upside prospect despite playing at the FCS level. He has really nice technique and maintains good leverage. He's a perfect fit for the ZBS system and would be a steal here if the Redskins could land him.