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What would the Redskins draft look like if they could only draft players who played in the Senior Bowl.
A couple weeks ago I did a fantasy post on how the Redskins draft would look like if they only drafted players from the East West Shrine Game, this time I'm using the Senior Bowl rosters, which makes it a lot more realistic. Overall this isn't necessarily what I think will happen, but more of an effort to highlight some players the Redskins should target. For the purpose of this I'll say that somehow the Redskins get an extra 3rd, 5th and 6th round pick to highlight a couple extra guys, this is of course unlikely, but I wanted to have at least 10 players highlighted. For all my Senior Bowl coverage go here!
2nd Round: S T.J. McDonald, USC:
-McDonald may actually slide some, but the Redskins would be wise to nab him. He didn't have many flashy plays Senior Bowl week, but instead showed really good fundamentals and instincts. McDonald has great size, speed and has a lot of upside.
3rd Round: CB Robert Alford, Southeast Louisiana:
-Alford really had a good week, and shows the ability to start outside. He's got great speed and pretty good technique. He does come from a smaller school, but he showed this last week that he can play at a high level.
3rd Round: S Jonathan Cyprien, Florida International:
-Cyprien continued to have a better practice each week and really shows an ability to play either safety spot. He might not start right away, but his potential is real. He's got really nice range and can be a big supporter against the run.
4th Round: G/C Brian Schwenke, Cal:
-Schwenke really had a strong week and looks capable at any interior offensive line position. He is a really good fit for the Redskins zone scheme, and would possibly considered for the LG starting spot.
5th Round: TE Nick Kasa, Colorado:
-The Redskins need to improve their tight end depth, and Kasa is an intriguing prospect. He's a former defensive lineman, but shows really nice hands. He made a number of impressive catches during the week, and is a really strong blocker.
5th Round: NT/DE Montori Hughes, Tennessee Martin:
-Hughes really showed a lot of quickness and power this week, and definitely looks like he could be a potential nose tackle. He's a small school guy, but he plays with a great base and has a lot of upside.
5th Round: WR Conner Vernon, Duke:
-Vernon had a really nice week and looks the part of a possession/slot receiver. He could replace Santana Moss in a year as the reliable inside weapon for RGIII.
6th Round: OT Garrett Gilkey, Chadron State:
-Gilkey is a small school guy, but he really held his own against some much more well known competition. He can play inside, but has the feet and power to play RT.
6th Round: DE/OLB Cornelius Washington, Georgia:
-Washington had a really nice week of practice and a pretty good game. He could be a nice situational pass rusher for the Redskins.
7th Round: P Jeff Locke, UCLA:
-Locke is both a punter and kickoff specialist and would be a great replacement for Sav Rocca. He'd also be able to handle kick-off duties for Kai Forbath (like he did at UCLA), further strengthening the Redskins special teams.
What do you think? Who from the Senior Bowl would you rather see drafted in these rounds?