REDSKINS 2014 MOCK NFL DRAFT PICKS (What do you think of these Picks.)
Round 2 (34)- Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State.or
Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
(Hopefully at lease 1 of them still there in 2nd Round) Redskins Need Big, Fast Wr to Complement Garcon)
Round 3 (66)-Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (Could Start Right Away)( Big,Tall, Hard Hitter, who can cover.)
Round 3 (71)-(Trade from Cleveland Browns for QB K.Cousins)-- Christian Jones, OLB/ILB, Florida State (Great Back Up Talent for Either ILB or OLB Position)
Round 4 (98)- Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska (Big,Tall CB with Decent Speed could be Groomed to be Starter Opposite Amerson)
Round 4-(102)(Trade from Cleveland Browns for QB K.Cousins)-- Billy Turner, OT, North Dakota State (Very Productive,and Physical,has a Mean Streak in him to Protect his QB)
Round 5 (130)- Dri Archer, RB/WR, Kent State
(Fastest Rb in Draft) Ran 4.26 40 Time (Explosive Runner, would be Great for PR/KR and 3rd Down Back)
Round 6 (162)- Brent Urban,DE/ DT, Virginia (Can play both DE,or DT in the 3/4) Huge 6-7 295
Round 7 ( 194 ) - Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon (Fast TE,Ran a 4.61 40 Time) Comparable to TE Rob Gronkowski
Kelvin Benjamin WR 6-5 Florida St.
Near-tight end size (6-5, 235) Ran a 4.61 40 Time, with a ridiculously large wingspan, giving him a catching radius that is probably on-par with anyone at the NFL level.
Shows the gliding speed and short-area quickness to create some separation and be a terror in jump-ball situations, especially in the red zone. Big hands, good hand-eye coordination and impressive body control to snatch passes outside of his frame.Tracks the ball well over his shoulder.
Experienced playing outside and in the slot and shows courage in crossing the middle. Tough to bring down in the open field, using his long arms to effectively stiff-arm defenders and showing suddenness to accelerate once the ball is in his hands. Attentive downfield blocker who works to seal off defenders as well as peel back to take out opponents in pursuit.
With the NFL featuring a number of big, long athletes at receiver, Benjamin fits what pro teams are looking for in a physical mismatch on the perimeter
Jordan Matthews WR 6-3 Vanderbilt, 6-3, 209
Ran a 4.46 40 Time
Cousin of the legendary Jerry Rice
Chiseled frame that was more impressive than higher-profile names also at the Senior Bowl. Size/speed combination along with his hand/eye coordination and body control makes him an attractive prospect, showing the ability to make plays at all levels of the field and do damage after the catch.
Balanced route-runner with a sizeable catching radius. Size allowed him to be moved inside and out in Vandy's offense, allowing the team to find him favorable matchups. Detailed and reliable route-runner. Very good hand-eye coordination to haul in tough passes, including one-handed catches. A very productive target, the cousin of legendary Jerry Rice is an impressive prospect because of his athleticism, catching radius and determination with the ball in his hands. With a combined 201 receptions the past two seasons, Matthews became the first Commodores wide receiver to earn first team All-SEC honors from the coaches in consecutive seasons and in the process emerged as the clear-cut top senior wide receiver in this draft class.
Deone Bucannon SS 6-1 211 Washington St.
Ran a 4.9 40 Time
At a shade under 6-feet-1 and 216 pounds, Bucannon certainly passed the eyeball test, sporting a muscled-up frame that stood out in comparison to the other safeties in this game. With a 78-inch wingspan.Boasts an imposing build with broad shoulders and a thick, muscled-up top half. Best attribute may be his explosive hitting, as Bucannon at times appears as though he is shot out of a cannon, unloading on runners and receivers crossing the middle and forcing fumbles. Doesn't only rely on his big hits to create fumbles, also demonstrating the wherewithal to rip at the ball as he's making the tackle (career-high three forced fumbles in 2013). Also showed improved range and ball-skills in 2013, recording a career-high six interceptions in 2013 to give him 15 for his career.
Christian Jones, OLB/ILB, Florida State 6-3 / 240 lbs
Ran a 4.74 40 Time
Tremendous athlete with has fluid footwork who flawlessly flips his hips to blanket tight ends or receivers down the field in coverage. Tall and long, which he uses well in coverage. Plays with excellent range and speed to chase down the action, taking proper angles in pursuit. Flashes the take-on strength to blow past blockers when he uses proper technique.
Jones entered the starting rotation at strong-side linebacker in 2011, finishing second on the team with 56 tackles, six for losses, along with three sacks and a team-high two forced fumbles. He again started every game in 2012 while moving to the weak side, finishing with a team-high 95 tackles. Jones racked up more tackles in 14 games as a junior than he had in his first 27 games entering the season.
Jones was on the move again as a senior, this time to the middle under new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. He went on to finish sixth on the team with 49 tackles while starting 11 of 12 games heading into the BCS title game. Jones also had 7.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks to go along with six quarterback hits.
Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska 6-3 218
Ran a 4.61 40 Time
Tall, long defensive back who have the athleticism to turn and run with receivers downfield. Did a nice job in press-man to get physical at the line of scrimmage and then ride the receiver through the route.
Boasts excellent height and length for the position. Gets a strong initial jam to re-route receivers when playing press-man coverage. Often asked to play off-man principles, as well, showing the patience to allow receivers to get near him before beginning his turning motion. By doing so, Jean-Baptiste is able to sneak a peek toward the quarterback and break quickly on short and intermediate routes.
Uses his long arms and strong hands to bat away passes as they arrive, demonstrating good hand-eye coordination and leaping ability. Uses his long arms very effectively to rip free from blockers. Surprisingly fluid hips for a cornerback of his size. Capable of changing directions well to maintain close proximity to the receiver. Good ball skills, including the ability to extend and pluck outside of his frame. COMPARES TO: Brandon Browner, Seattle Seahawks - Like Browner, Jean-Baptiste combines size, ball skills and surprising fluidity to intrigue as a super-sized cornerback
Billy Turner, OT, North Dakota State.6-5 315 Ran 5.16 40 Time Athletic with good shuffle to protect the edge, staying light on his feet to mirror. Good set up quickness, patience and reflexes with body coordination and bend. Strong at the point of attack with powerful initial jolt, generating power from his built upper body and long arms. Doesn?t slow at contact, showing latch-and-drive quickness and fight through the whistle. Good vision at the second level and the open field to come off initial block and eliminate the LB/DB ? looks natural on combo blocks. Has the frame to get stronger. Looks to punish and plays with a mean, nasty temperament. Easy to appreciate his on-field demeanor. Energetic finisher and plays through the whistle. he has the on-field demeanor and mean attitude to do damage in the NFL. Turner can play tackle if needed, but is best suited inside and with technique development, he has Pro Bowl potential down the road.
Dri Archer, RB/WR, Kent State 5-8 173
(Fastest Rb in Draft) Ran a 40 time of 4.26
Recording the 40-yard dash in a staggering 4.26 seconds. Archer came up short of the combine record, but left no debate as to who the fastest running back is at the 2014 Scouting Combine, posting a 4.26-second 40-yard dash. Great quickness and an explosive burst to leave defenders in his dust. Tough player who doesn't shirk from physicality and ran in the box effectively throughout his record-breaking career. Versatile player who saw action at tailback, slotback, slot receiver and as both a kick and punt returner, potentially giving his NFL team a roster spot to use on another position due to his ability to play multiple roles. Operated frequently out of the slot, demonstrating burst off the line of scrimmage and out of his breaks to create separation. Catches the ball with his hands and secures it quickly, showing good toughness to hang on while absorbing a big hit.
COMPARES TO: Dexter McCluster, Kansas City Chiefs - The 5-08, 170-pound McCluster has served as a moveable chess piece for the Chiefs since entering the NFL in 2010, providing big play ability at running back, receiver and returner. The team that gives Archer his chance will be hoping for similar versatility and durability. Regardless of what position he winds up in the NFL, Archer is undoubtedly one of the nation's elite playmakers. If not for an ankle injury suffered on the team's first offensive series of the 2013 season, he may have shattered Kent State's records for all-purpose yardage and scoring. Even with the injury, Archer was recognized with All-MAC honors as a receiver and kick returner, a year after a dominant 2012 campaign at running back. Archer leaves Kent State with 4,980 all-purpose yards and 40 career touchdowns.
Brent Urban,DE/ DT, Virginia 6-7 295 Urban has generated some buzz in recent weeks and it is clear that his length and strength project very well as a traditional five-technique defensive end. He is very strong and uses the power in his upper body to stun and disengage from would-be blockers. Versatile. Signed with UVA to play end in former coach Al Groh's 3-4 scheme, but starred the past two seasons as a tackle in Mike London's preferred 4-3 alignment. Good initial quickness off the snap, taking would-be blockers by surprise with his ability to extend his arms and rock opponents back onto their heels. Good core and lower body power for the bull rush to collapse the interior. Uses his exceptionally long arms to keep would-be blockers off his chest and to bat down passes when he can't get to the quarterback. Good hustle to the sideline in pursuit, showing improved footwork and balance in 2013.
Good strength for the drag-down tackle. Can make the eye-popping one-armed tackle just by reaching out and grabbing ahold of ball carriers as they attempt to slip by him.
COMPARES TO: Tony McDaniel, Seattle Seahawks -- With his frame and athletic upside, Urban is likely to earn comparisons to anyone from J.J. Watt to last year's wunderkind Margus Hunt. However, he's neither as dynamic as the 2012 Defensive MVP nor as raw as Cincinnati's rookie. Like McDaniel, Urban has good quickness, but it is his length and power that will earn him a starting projection from 3-4 and 4-3 teams, alike.
Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon 6-4 242
Ran a 4.61 40 Time
Physical marvel with excellent athleticism, good hand-eye coordination and toughness after the catch. Possesses impressive straight-line speed, as well as the agility and balance to operate in space.
Attacks defenders as a run-blocker, getting an explosive initial pop on his opponent and extending his arms and keeping his legs churning to sustain. Shows the competitive spirit befitting his prep past as a linebacker.
Recorded a 40-inch vertical and 10'10 broad jump during the 2010 National Underclassmen Combine as a high school senior.
Lyerla is a physical marvel with excellent athleticism, good hand-eye coordination and toughness after the catch. He possesses impressive straight-line speed, as well as the agility and balance to operate in space.
Capable of lining up at tight end as well as receiver, athletic seam threats like Lyerla have never been more popular than now and he is clearly a first round talent.
COMPARES TO: Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots - Like "Gronk," Lyerla comes with plenty of red-flags that will cause some to completely drop him from their boards. For Gronkowski, the issue was a spinal condition. No one doubts Lyerla's talent, however. With dedication to his craft, Lyerla could become a Pro Bowl tight end.