Mocking Around the Web


A new week brings a new round of mock drafts from around the web. There have been some new mock drafts added, and some new players and positions have been mocked for the Redskins 2nd Round Pick. Phillip Thomas remains a popular pick among both Redskins fans, and draft prognosticators.

The biggest riser of the week has been safety Jonathan Cyprien. Last week he was CBS Sports 102nd prospect and this week he has jumped up to #47. The 55 spot gain is huge and he definitely opened some eyes at the Senior Bowl in Mobile.


Draft Pick


CBS Sports Projections




Phillip Thomas, S Fresno State



#3 FS

Reasoning: "As discussed previously, the Redskins' secondary is the largest area of need on the entire team, and it's not even close. Their front seven is one of the best in the league, but were rendered ineffective much of the year because of poor play from the secondary. The largest area of concern is Safety. The Redskins did not defend the middle or deep parts of the field well.

Phillip Thomas would do a fantastic job of filling that void. He is a ball-hawk who has a knack for coming up with big plays. He does not shy away from contact and has proven that he can attack the ball in the air and come up with interceptions. His most natural position is Free Safety, but because of his physical style of play, he will fit nicely into the Redskins' scheme in which the safeties are interchangeable and are often asked to switch safety roles from play to play."

Height: 6' 5/8" Weight: 210lbs

Alternative Picks: Barrett Jones, OG, Alabama, Oday Aboushi, OT, Virginia

WalterFootball (Walter)

Phillip Thomas, S Fresno State



#3 FS

Reasoning: "Here's some much-needed help for the Redskins' secondary, as both safety positions need to be addressed. Brandon Meriweather cannot be relied upon to stay healthy, and it's not like he was a Pro Bowl talent anyway. Madieu Williams, meanwhile, needs to be upgraded because he's not any good."

Height: 6' 5/8" Weight: 210lbs

Previous Pick: Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor

WalterFootball (Charlie)

J.J. Wilcox, S Georgia Southern



#5 SS

Reasoning: "Sources have said the Redskins will look to upgrade their defensive backfield with corners and safeties over the offseason. Wilcox's range and athletic ability fits what Bruce Allen and Raheem Morris look for in safeties.

Wilcox (5-11, 214) is a good athlete who contributed as a runner, receiver and kick returner for Georgia Southern. He finished his career at safety and recorded 88 tackles with three passes broken up and two interceptions as a senior. Some feel that Wilcox has the speed and athleticism of a cornerback. He averaged 24 yards per kick return in college.

A strong performance at the Senior Bowl really helped Wilcox's draft status. He showed the ability to play man coverage and really competed well with the talent from the big schools.

Height: 5'11 3/8" Weight: 214lbs

Previous Pick: Bacarri Rambo, S Georgia

NEPD (Loyko)

Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida Int.



#2 SS

Reasoning: "The Redskins #1 need is to address their safety position as Brandon Meriweather isn't exactly the most reliable player back there. While there are bigger "name" safeties available, Cyprien is a stud who is going to be a complete safety in the NFL. He plays with such a physical edge, but also showed the ability to cover in Mobile."

Height: 6' ¼" Weight: 209lbs

NEPD (Christensen)

Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky



#3 OG

Reasoning: "Warford is another talented guard in a very deep class. He has unreal strength and moves well for a big man. Once he locks on, it is over."

Height: 6' 3¼" Weight: 333lbs

Buffalo Bills Draft (Elder)

Barrett Jones, OC, Alabama



#1 OC

Reasoning: "The Redskins need to improve the interior of their OL and Barrett Jones has the ability to play all three positions."

Height: 6'4" Weight: 305lbs

Draft Season (Lomas)

Kawann Short, DT, Purdue



#7 DT

Reasoning: "Short is an interior playmaker that is much more agile than his weight would suggest. When Short turns it on he looks like a top DT prospect, but he also has those lulls that make you see why he is far from a first round lock."

Height: 6'3 ¼" Weight: 308lbs

Mocking The Draft

Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida Int



#2 SS

Reasoning: "Without a first-round pick, the Redskins need to hit in the second round. A pass coverage safety is a big-time need for Washington and the rising Cyprien is the best available."

Height: 6' ¼" Weight: 209lbs

FFToolbox (Warner)

Justin Pugh, OG/OT, Syracuse



#4 OG

Reasoning: "RG3s athletic ability masks the need for upgrades on the O-line but the Skins would be wise to construct a new group of Hogs to protect their dynamic QB (especially now that he's coming off knee reconstruction surgery). Pugh (6-5, 297) earned All-Big East honors in each of his three college seasons. He played LT in Syracuse's no-huddle system under new Bills head coach Doug Marrone."

Height: 6'4 7/8" Weight: 301lbs

NFL Draft Geek

Datone Jones, DE, UCLA



#5 DE

Reasoning: "What the Redskins did on offense last year really masked some serious issues on defense. Their entire defense needs upgrades, especially on the defensive line. Datone Jones is the ideal fit as a 3-4 5 Tech. Possessing the ideal blend of power and athleticism."

Height: 6'4" Weight: 280lbs

Fanspeak (Steve)

Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State



#5 CB

Height: 5' 11 ¾" Weight: 182lbs

Bleacher Report (Matt Miller)

Matt Elam, SS, Florida



#1 SS

Height: 5' 10" Weight: 202lbs

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