Hey guys I wanted to share my latest 7 Round Mock Draft for the Redskins. As always this is to generate a discussion about their options. (side note: This was written before the NFL released the supplemental picks)
2nd Round CB Jamar Taylor, Boise State-
Taylor is one of the better and more complete corners in this draft. Not only does he project to be a good starting outside corner, but he's also a pretty safe pick. He should be a day one starter and play at a high level early on.
3rd Round S D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina-
There is definitely a chance that Swearinger is off the board here, but that should only mean another quality safety is available. Assuming Swearinger is there, he'd be an immediate upgrade at free safety and really boost the coverage ability of the Redskins defense.
4th Round S Shamarko Thomas, Syracuse-
Thomas has some injury concerns and is slightly undersized, but he can play some football. He had a really nice E/W week and a good combine, to go along with a strong career. He could develop into a starting strong safety by 2014, and should get a good amount of work as a rookie.
5th Round CB Brandon McGee, Miami-
This pick was made before the Redskins signed E.J. Biggers, but it still could be a viable option. McGee is another guy who has had a good post season with a strong E/W game and Combine, though he had a streaky career. The Redskins currently have very little depth, and McGee could be a guy who add that early on, and possibly develop into a starter down the road.
5th Round WR Josh Boyce, TCU-
Boyce is a speedy receiver who could end up being Santana Moss's successor in the slot. In addition to being a nice value pick here and having promise, Boyce was high school teammates with RGIII.
6th Round OT Reid Fragel, Ohio State-
Fragel is a really nice late round pick for the Redskins given his upside and potential fit for their scheme. The real drawback on Fragel and the reason he could be drafted this late is his inexperience. He's a converted TE and will probably need a year maybe two, before he'd be ready. Given that the Redskins have re-signed Tyler Polumbus and added another stopgap T option in Tony Pashos, Fragel could be a nice pick-up.
7th Round RB Stephon Jefferson, Nevada-
The Redskins are likely to add some running back depth in this draft and a guy like Jefferson makes a lot of sense. Coming from Nevada he's extremely familiar with the read-option and pistol offense. He also would add more of a speed option.
So what do you think? Which of these picks would you make?