Redskins Draft Prospect Interests Roundup

Looking at all of the reported interactions between draft prospects and the Redskins staff leading up to this weekend's NFL draft.

I have been trying to keep a list of the various meetings, rumors, interest, visits and workouts that have been reported going back to the East West Shrine game a few months ago.  Interactions at events like the East/West and Senior Bowls don't necessarily mean a lot, because teams like to talk to a majority of the players during the practices.  At the Combine, teams are allowed to set up interviews with up to 60 draft prospects, and there are also informal meetings that are reported with players.  Teams are also allowed to schedule 30 pre-draft visits with draft prospects at the team's facilities.  Team's can also host an unlimited amount of local prospects.

Last year the Redskins hosted David Amerson, Bacarri Rambo, and Phillip Thomas for visits and all three were drafted by the team.  Pre-draft visits, workouts and interviews are often nothing more than smokescreens to hide what the team is really interested in.  They can also be used to become more familiar with players for future use for when they are available in free agency or insight on an opponent.  Does the frequency of certain positions(RB, OLB, OT, WR) show the direction the Redskins will go in this year's draft, or is this just a waste of time?

It’s always good to find numbers to back up a gut feeling.  “Last season, I crunched the numbers and learned that of the 495 widely announced pre-draft visits, only 33 players were drafted by a team they visited, a 6.7% hit rate,” wrote Mike Tanier on Sports on Earth. “Thirteen teams drafted zero of the players they interviewed. Reporting interviews does little but work reporters to exhaustion covering meaningless procedural minutiae.”

Player

Position

School

East/West

Senior Bowl

Combine

Visit/Workout

Pierre Desir

CB

Lindenwood

X

Shaq Richardson

CB

Arizona

X

Justin Ellis

DT

Louisiana Tech

X

Charles Leno

OT

Boise State

X

Timothy Flanders

RB

Sam Houston State

X

Max Bullough

ILB

Michigan State

X

X

Keith McGill

CB/FS

Utah

X

X

Stanley Jean-Baptiste

CB

Nebraska

X

X

Chris Borland

ILB

Wisconsin

X

Jimmie Ward

SS

Northern Illinois

X

Josh Huff

WR

Oregon

X

Jeff Janis

WR

Saginaw Valley

X

Jack Mewhort

OT

Ohio State

X

X

Cyril Richardson

OG

Baylor

X

X

Michael Campanaro

WR

Wake Forest

X

Odell Beckham Jr

WR

LSU

X

Jordan Matthews

WR

Vanderbilt

X

Ju'Wuan James

OT

Tennessee

X

Brandon Coleman

WR

Rutgers

X(informal)

X

Jon Halapio

OG

Florida

X

Antone Exum

CB/S

Virginia Tech

X(informal)

Devin Street

WR

Pitt

X

Cody Latimer

WR

Indiana

X

Tre Boston

SS

North Carolina

X

Kyle Van Noy

OLB

BYU

X

Dezmen Southward

SS

Wisconsin

X

Scott Crichton

DE

Arizona State

X

Marion Grice

RB

Arizona State

X

Jaylen Watkins

CB

Florida

X

Dexter McDougle

CB

Maryland

X

Jeremiah Attaochu

OLB

Georgia Tech

X

Charles Sims

RB

West Virginia

X

Demarcus Lawrence

OLB

Boise St

X

Morgan Moses

OT

Virginia

X

Cameron Fleming

OT

Stanford

X

Antonio Richardson

OT

Tennessee

X

Marcus Smith

OLB

Louisville

X

Kofi Hughes

WR

Indiana

X

Jalen Saunders

WR

Oklahoma

X

George Atkinson III

RB

Notre Dame

X

Quandon Christian

LB

Clemson

X

Kevin Norwood

WR

Alabama

X

X
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