This post will be a place to discuss all of the projections for pick #34 that I have rounded up, and also a place to post your own mock drafts to discuss. Fanspeak's Simulator is a great tool to allow you to build your own mock draft. The premium version which allows trades is now available, and is a great way to look at the options the Redskins have at the top of each round.
Well, that happened. The Redskins blew up everyone's list of team needs and now the mock draft community is still playing catch-up to adjust. There are several new wide receivers listed this week, but that need has gone down a few notches now that the top 3 WR spots on the roster are locked up. So we are left with 3 options at WR, which was expected as the draft got closer. One of those receivers, Brandin Cooks, has already stated that he "Can do it better than DeSean Jackson".
The offensive line continues to be a focal point for draft prognosticators. This week there are two Offenseive Tackles and two Offensive Guards listed. The Redskins have added two Guards this offseason, but have not been able to address the Tackle position despite several attempts.
The secondary and defensive line are the other areas that show up every week and are still considered areas that need improvement. This week we have 2 Cornerbacks, 1 Safety, and 2 Defensive Linemen, and they have all been projected to the Redskins in previous weeks.
By next week, there might not be a single WR on the list, as the Redskins needs at the top of the draft have shifted away from that position. Is it possible that we see our first Tight End show up next week to complement Jordan Reed, or will the focus continue to be on the trenches and secondary? The Redskins still have a lot of areas in need of improvement, will having more positional flexibility at the top of the draft give them a better opportunity to trade down if a top WR falls? Adding picks should be the goal in this draft to get more young, cheap talent on the roster, but you need someone willing to give up those picks in a deep draft. So who you got this week?