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2015 NFL Draft Order: Washington Redskins Have 6th Overall Pick After Win Over Philly

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The Redskins currently have the 6th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, with one game left to play

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The Redskins defied the odds and almost everyone's predictions by defeating the Eagles on Saturday, essentially ending their season.  What effect does this win have on the Redskins draft position?  Thanks to a Jacksonville Jaguars win over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football, the Redskins were slotted to pick 4th overall.  The win over Philly now gives the Redskins the 6th overall pick, and that should be as high as they can go in the draft this year, win or lose vs Dallas on Sunday.  If the Redskins lose, and the Raiders, Jets, and Jaguars happen to win, they have the ability to move up to #3 overall.  But that isn't likely to happen, so we'll focus on the where they currently sit .

We'll get started with Gil Brandt's Top 3 needs for the Washington Redskins

6. Washington Redskins
2014 record: 4-11 (.476)
Top three needs: Pass rusher, DB, OT

Analysis: The Redskins have a lot of issues on defense, starting with a pass rusher and ending with a safety -- positions that were never addressed adequately last offseason. Jason Hatcher hasn't worked out and Brian Orakpo can't stay healthy. Their offensive skill positions are set, but can Robert Griffin III stay healthy, and if so, can he be a longterm solution? If the answer to those questions is no, add quarterback to the list.

Top-rated seniors at positional needs: Pass rusher: Vic Beasley (Clemson), Alvin Dupree (Kentucky), Owamagbe Odighizuwa (UCLA); CB: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (Oregon), Kevin Johnson (Wake Forest), Byron Jones (UConn); S: Derron Smith (Fresno State), Kurtis Drummond (Michigan State), Durell Eskridge (Michigan State); OT: Brandon Scherff (Iowa), Cedric Ogbuehi (Texas A&M), La'el Collins (LSU)

And a quick roundup of who the way too early mocks have the Redskins taking.  Like most fans for the last few decades, there is a heavy emphasis on the offensive line in these early mock drafts.

Walter Football(Charlie)

Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
The Redskins could use offensive line help and safety. I'm not convinced Bruce Allen would draft a safety this high though. His track record is corners in the first round and safeties later on. Plus, the Redskins are getting good value with the top offensive lineman. 

Over the past two seasons, Peat has been rock solid at protecting quarterback Kevin Hogan. Peat also had success in the ground game. He is strong enough to be a downhill run-blocker and also is agile enough to block in a zone scheme. The 6-foot-7, 310-pounder has excellent size and athleticism with upside for the NFL. 

Peat had a good game against USC this year. He did well in his plays against Leonard Williams and was generally rock solid minus a couple of snaps. Peat had a similar outing against Washington with generally a quality outing aside from a few plays. The Cardinal moved David Yankey inside to guard for 2013 because the coaches believed they had a star left tackle in Peat. Judging by Stanford's 2013 season, their belief looks like the correct one.

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Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
The Redskins are passing on Shane Ray for a slightly inferior prospect, but they're set at outside linebacker. Also, they haven't been able to protect very well. It's highly disconcerting that third-round rookie Morgan Moses hasn't been able to find his way into the starting lineup despite the team's issues at right tackle. Moses finally started at San Francisco, and he was abysmal. 

There's talk that Andrus Peat will return to school, whereas Ronnie Stanley, who has been incredible this year, asked the draft advisory committee for his projected grade. Check out my 2015 NFL Draft Underclassmen Tracker, where I have grades and rumors posted.

CBS Sports(Rang)

Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa

Jay Gruden's success as the play-caller in Cincinnati came with one of the league's biggest offensive lines. He inherited one of the smallest in Washington and there is no question that upgrading the talent there will be an offseason priority. Not everyone sees Scherff (or any offensive lineman this year) as a top 10 talent, but he plays with the grit and physicality Washington is lacking and would be an immediate upgrade at right tackle.

CBS Sports(Brugler)

Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford

The quarterback situation is a mess in Washington, but the Redskins need to build a solid foundation around whoever is taking snaps from under center. Peat has had his inconsistencies as a college player, but he's still highly thought of due to his natural traits and upside.

Big Blue View

Shane Ray, DE/OLB. Missouri

The Redskins add a dynamic talent to pair with the terrific Ryan Kerrigan. Brian Orakpo is a free agent after this year and has missed a number of games in two of the past three seasons. It's likely the Redskins move on from him and he'll need to be replaced. If RG3 isn't retained then Winston could be a real possibility.

Previous Pick: Brandon Scherff, OT/OG, Iowa

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Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa

Depending on your draft site of choice, Scherff, Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi or Stanford Andrus Peat rates as the top tackle prospect. Some ponder whether Scherff is better suited for guard, but few doubt his potential impact. It's not like the Redskins don't need help inside as well, though granted teams don't take guards in the top 5.

Previous pick: Landon Collins, S, Alabama

Current 2015 NFL Draft Order via Bucs Nation

Pick Team Record Strength of Schedule
1 TB 2 - 13 114 - 122 - 3 0.4833
2 TEN 2 - 13 118 - 120 - 1 0.4958
3 JAX 3 - 12 122 - 116 - 1 0.5126
4 NYJ 3 - 12 132 - 107 0.5523
5 OAK 3 - 12 137 - 101 0.5756
6 WAS 4 - 11 118 - 122 0.4917
7 CHI 5 - 10 125 - 114 - 1 0.5229
8 ATL 6 - 9 113 - 123 - 3 0.4791
9 MIN 6 - 9 115 - 124 - 1 0.4812
10 NO 6 - 9 114 - 122 - 3 0.4833
11 NYG 6 - 9 123 - 117 0.5125
12 STL 6 - 9 127 - 112 0.5314
13 CLE 7 - 8 110 - 125 - 3 0.4685
14 SF 7 - 8 128 - 111 0.5356
15 HOU 8 - 7 106 - 132 - 1 0.4456
16 MIA 8 - 7 122 - 117 0.5105
17 KC 8 - 7 124 - 114 0.521
18 CLE via BUF 8 - 7 125 - 114 0.523
19 BAL 9 - 6 112 - 123 - 3 0.4769
20 PHI 9 - 6 117 - 122 - 1 0.4896
21 SD 9 - 6 122 - 116 0.5126
22 GB 11 - 4 115 - 124 - 1 0.4812
23 PIT 10 - 5 104 - 131 - 3 0.4433
24 ARI 11 - 4 126 - 113 0.5272
25 CAR 6 - 8 - 1 116 - 122 - 1 0.4874
26 IND 10 - 5 114 - 123 - 1 0.4811
27 CIN 9 - 4 - 1 118 - 120 - 1 0.4958
28 DAL 11 - 4 107 - 133 0.4458
29 DET 11 - 4 112 - 127 - 1 0.4688
30 DEN 11 - 3 125 - 113 - 1 0.5251
31 SEA 11 - 4 126 - 112 - 1 0.5293
32 NE 12 - 3 121 - 116 - 1 0.5105