With draft a day away from starting I wanted to share one more potential Redskins Draft Scenario from On The Clock. In this mock I traded back in both the 2nd and 3rd rounds picking up 3 additional 4th rounders, a 5th rounder and 7th rounder. Below each pick I'll give my reasoning for the selection.
Link to Mock Draft: http://fanspeak.com/ontheclock/sharedraft.php?d=ckxolp
S JIMMIE WARD
-After the trade back I was hoping to land either Deone Bucannon or Jimmie Ward with this selection. Ward was left on the board and I think is a good pick here. He's a very versatile defensive back capable of playing either safety spot or coming down to cover the slot position. Ward may play more strong safety as a rookie and learn from Ryan Clark, but the hope would be that the next season he could shift to FS and hopefully Phillip Thomas would be ready for the SS role.
OT BILLY TURNER
NORTH DAKOTA STATE
-The Redskins need help at RT and Billy Turner is a smaller school guy, but he's got nice upside and could be a very good long term starter for the Redskins. He might not be able to start day one, but hopefully by mid-way through the year he can replace Polumbus as the starter at RT.
G TRAI TURNER
-The Redskins get both of the Turners along the offensive line and grab a big physical guard in Trai Turner here. He was a surprise underclassmen to declare, and is a bit raw, but he's got real potential. The Redskins may keep Chester for this season, but it's highly unlikely he's here beyond 2014 with that contract. Turner could step in year two and should be able to beat out the rest of the incumbent guards.
CB PIERRE DESIR
-The Redskins have question marks at every single corner spot and could look to bring in a young corner with a lot of size and potential in Desir. Desir probably won't start right away, but the Redskins wouldn't ask him to do much as a rookie. He offers great special teams ability, depth, and the ability to be a future starter for the Redskins.
ILB SHAYNE SKOV
-The Redskins signed a bunch of ILB's this offseason, but all are on cheap deals and are stop gap options. They need more talent here and the Skins could look at a mid-round pick in Skov. Skov has some questions about his speed and athletic ability, but he's a tough physical linebacker with really good instincts. He may never be a starter, but he would offer good depth and special teams ability.
DE BRENT URBAN
-The Redskins defensive line is one of the oldest in the league so at least one pick should go towards this unit. Urban would be a great fit as a 5-tech offering decent run defense and pass rush ability. He's not getting a ton of hype this year and could slide to the Redskins in this area.
C BRYAN STORK
-The Redskins need to continue rebuilding their offensive line and it's very likely that the Kory Lichtensteiger experiment at center will end up being a bust. Stork could potentially develop into a starter, but would at least offer solid depth for the Redskins on the interior.
TE CROCKETT GILMORE
-The Redskins could use help at tight end and Gilmore would be a good later round inline TE option. He could replace Logan Paulsen, who has been inconsistent. Gilmore isn't going to be a major offensive weapon, but he could develop into a solid number two TE.
P PAT O'DONNELL
-If the Redskins trade back and get some extra picks, using one of them on a punter would be a smart idea. There are a couple of similarly rated punters so this could end up being a few different guys, but the Skins can't ignore this position. In some punting categories the Redskins finished 33rd in a league of 32 teams telling just how bad this unit was.
TE JACOB PEDERSEN
-The Redskins already grabbed one TE, but they could double up on this position. Pedersen is a guy who has fallen in draft circles this year so I think he could end up being a nice value pick. Pedersen is more of the pass catching tight end and though he may be more of a practice squad option, he could have some value down the road when Paulsen is released and when Niles Paul's rookie contract is up.