Redskins Mock Draft Scenarios

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

A look at some various options for the Redskins in the draft.

This is an important draft for first year coach Jay Gruden and there are any number of plausible scenarios for the Redskins to consider in their attempt to have a successful draft and start to the rebuilding process.

Here is a look at four of these scenarios using On The Clock Premium, which includes the ability to make trades.

No Trade Scenario:

This is the basic scenario with the Redskins staying put throughout the draft and taking what's left on the board:

34 CB Kyle Fuller
Virginia Tech

66 OT CYRUS KOUANDJIO
ALABAMA

98 C WESTON RICHBURG
COLORADO STATE

130 S TRE BOSTON
NORTH CAROLINA

162 WR MICHAEL CAMPANARO
WAKE FOREST

194 OT CORNELIUS LUCAS

KANSAS STATE

-I was hoping one of  the top two safeties would fall here (and it's possible that one does), but they didn't so I had to consider other options here. I considered drafting Jimmie  Ward in this spot to fill the safety need, but I felt that was a slight reach. With Kyle Fuller on the board, I felt that was the best pick in terms of value and potential production. In  the 3 rd round Cyrus Kouandjio was on the board and despite the injury concerns I felt he was worth selecting here. In the 4th  Weston Richburg is a guy who could be a future starting center, something that this team desperately needs. I reached some in the 5th round to get a safety, but I felt it was adding some potential to the Redskins weakest position. Campanaro is a guy who as a 6th rounder could help on special teams as a returner and possibly be an option for the slot role by year two. With the final pick I considered some various WR, DL and CB's, but felt that adding the upside and potential of Lucas warranted the pick.

Trade Up to the first scenario:

26 S CALVIN PRYOR
LOUISVILLE

74 C TRAVIS SWANSON
ARKANSAS

124 CB PIERRE DESIR
LINDENWOOD

130 OT JAMES HURST
UNC

202 WR L'DAMIAN WASHINGTON
MISSOURI

While it is possible the Redskins could land a safety or a RT with their 2nd round pick, it's also possible that all the guys worth taking at those spots are off the board. In the scenario above both positions were pretty bare by the time the Redskins pick came up, so after Ha'Sean Clinton Dix was drafted, I decided to trade up to ensure I landed Calvin Pryor. To trade up and not give up my 3rd rounder, I was forced to deal my 2nd, 4th, 7th and 5th next year, but I did a get a guy to fill one of my biggest needs and a day one starter. At that point I was left with just a 3rd, 5th, and 6th. I didn't think that was enough, and felt it would be worth trading back eight spots in the 3rd round to land the 12th pick of the 5th round. I still managed to land Travis Swanson, who I think is the top center and most NFL ready center in the draft.

As the 4th round started there was still a fair amount of talent on the board and a couple CB's, WR's and OT's I was considering trading back into the round for. As it got near the end of the round I decided to swap the 5th I acquired from trading back in the 3rd round and my 6th round for the Panthers 4th and 7th round picks. With the 4th round pick I grabbed high upside corner Pierre Desir. I followed that up in the early 5th with OT James Hurst. With the final pick of the draft I decided to grab L'Damien Washington to boost the WR corps and add some size.

Major Trade Back Scenario:

56 G GABE JACKSON
MISSISSIPPI STATE

71 OT JA’WUAN JAMES
TENNESSEE

94 TE TROY NIKLAS
NOTRE DAME

98 WR BRANDON COLEMAN
RUTGERS

109 DT JUSTIN ELLIS
LOUISIANA TECH

130 C BRYAN STORK
FLORIDA STATE

140 CB PHILLIP GAINES
RICE

162 RB DE'ANTHONY THOMAS
OREGON

164 DE BRENT URBAN
VIRGINIA

171 S VINNIE SUNSERI
ALABAMA

194 WR MATT HAZEL

COASTAL CAROLINA

- With no one I really loved on the board at 34 I thought it  would be good to explore the trade back and stockpile picks scenario. I got an offer to move back 8 spots and pick up a 4th, 5th and 6th in the process so for me that was a no brainer. At that point I really wanted to get an extra 3rd round pick so I traded back with the 49ers getting their 2nd rounder from the Chiefs and their own 3rd rounder. With such a deep draft I decided to move back a couple spots in the 3rd and pickup an extra 6th rounder as well.

In the 2nd round I considered a couple players, but the safety market was picked over here so I went with G Gabe Jackson, I followed him up with J'Wuan James in the 3rd round to solidify the Redskins line. With my extra 3rd round pick I wasn't really considering a tight end, but Troy Niklas fell into my lap and felt that he was worth the pick. He offers great insurance for Jordan Reed and allows Gruden to use the 2 TE sets he was using a year ago in Cincinnati. At the top of the 4th round I decided that I could go with a high upside pick in WR Brandon Coleman, who can offer big time size to the position. With my extra 4th rounder I decided to grab NT Justin Ellis. While the  Redskins have added some talent to their DL, Ellis could help out as a run defender and a nice future piece.

In the 5th round I felt I was able to address a pair of needs with center Bryan Stork and corner Phillip Gaines. Both guys have future starting potential and offer good depth as rookies. In the 6th round I took D'Anthony Thomas to play a hybrid slot/RB role and help in the return game. I then added 5 tech Brent Urban who is a nice value here and S Vinny Sunseri who would have gone higher if he wasn't coming off an ACL injury. In the final round I went with WR Matt Hazel who is a small school guy with some nice upside.

Keep the 2nd round pick, but do a minor trade back to add depth:

34 S CALVIN PRYOR
LOUISVILLE

82 WR JARED ABBREDERIS
WISCONSIN

98 CB BASHAUD BREELAND
CLEMSON

130 DT JUSTIN ELLIS
LOUISIANA TECH

144 CB ROSS COCKRELL
DUKE

162 RB DE'ANTHONY THOMAS
OREGON

175 ILB DEDE LATTIMORE
SOUTH FLORIDA

194 WR CODY LATIMER
INDIANA

-Here I decided to stay put in the 2nd round (a decision made much easier with Pryor on the board) and select safety Calvin Pryor. I decided though in third round to trade back to the 18th pick and get mid 5th and 6th rounders as compensation. With the 82nd pick I decided to grab WR Jared Abbrederis to give RGIII another weapon to work with. In the 4th I went with high upside corner Bashaud Breeland to help fix that spot. In the 5th I went with NT Justin Ellis who I felt was a great value and CB Ross Cockrell who can help in the slot and on ST's as a rookie. In the 6th I went with Thomas again and this time added ILB Dede Lattimore, before I finished my draft with WR Cody Latimer.

What do you think? What Scenario do you love and how would you rank them? Feel free to share some of your mocks in this thread!

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