I was listening to Todd McShay(yeah, I know - I make fun of him too) yesterday on ESPN radio, and he was talking about some guys in this years draft that teams were torn on. Some GM's and front office folk absolutely love these players, and some have major doubts.
As as is the case each year, there are prospects who have obvious first round talent, that for whatever reason, slip in the draft. We have seen many mock drafts with prospects being projected to the Redskins that are first round worthy.
Below are five players who may come with a few question marks, but will still go in the first round of next months NFL Draft. These players at some point, and by someone, have all been mocked to the Redskins at pick 34.
Cyrus Kounadjio - ...................and a loud groan falls over Redskins Nation! Yep, that's right folks. Kounadjio being there for us at pick 34 is a pipe-dream(sorry, as I feel somewhat responsible for getting your hopes up). Quality left tackles don't just fall off of trees, and make no mistake, Kouandjio is a quality left tackle prospect. If he checks out medically, which I believe he will, he will not make it out of the first round. The Dolphins are a likely landing spot.
C.J. Mosley - Hey all you mock draft junkies, stop mocking Mosley to the Redskins at pick 34. This kid is too good to fall into the second. I can't see him getting past the Rams second first round pick. Even if he does, he's not sliding into the early second. Mosely is an every-down linebacker, who can fit into any scheme. Teams covet this type of versatility, and his talents will make him a sure-fire first rounder.
Bradley Roby - Roby is the most athletically gifted cornerback in the 2014 draft. He needs some good coaching, but that is all that will limit him. He has the skills defensive coordinators dream about. Justin Gilbert is the big play-maker. Darqueze Dennard flashes the supreme cover skills. Roby may be a combination of both. Pittsburgh is a likely landing spot.
Kyle Fuller - Sorry DMV folks, but Kyle Fuller landing with the Redskins is not happening unless we trade into the first round. Fuller is the fourth best cornerback in the draft, and with teams employing more 3-4 corner looks, Fuller will be snapped up in the second half of the first round. 6'0" 190 pound corners with 4.4 speed and excellent cover skills don't last in the draft...............sorry.
Ryan Shazier - I don't like him, and don't want him. Regardless of my feelings, we won't have to worry about Shazier sporting the Burgundy and Gold. Some 4-3 team will fall in love with his athletic ability, and think they can turn him into the next Von Miller. He is a 4-3 WILL linebacker, and that's the role he will play in the NFL.