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Redskins Have Visit Scheduled with WR Cody Latimer

The Redskins first reported draft prospect visit is for a Wide Receiver.

Every NFL team is allowed to have 30 prospect "visits" to their facilities each year, and it looks like the first reported visit scheduled for the Redskins is with WR Cody Latimer, Indiana. Latimer, 6'2", is a taller receiver in this year's draft who has been steadily rising up draft boards. There is still a wide range of opinions on his value this year, anywhere from the 5th round to as high as the late 1st round.

With the amount of quality wide receivers that are at the top of the draft, and with Latimer's recent foot surgery, the first round is probably out of reach for Latimer, but there are reports that certain teams are very high on him. He has been viewed as a mid-late round prospect for months, but has been shooting up draft boards everywhere. Gruden and the Redskins are likely doing their due diligence in case Latimer is somehow available at the top of the 4th or 5th round, but could he be an option at the top of the 3rd?

With the signings of Andre Roberts and DeSean Jackson, Wide Receiver has likely dropped out as a top need for the Redskins. New Head Coach Jay Gruden could still be looking to find a tall WR in this draft. Leonard Hankerson is coming back from ACL surgery in November, and the tallest receiver after Hank is Pierre Garcon at 6'(David Gettis,6'3", signed a futures contract, but is not a lock to make the roster coming back from knee injuries). No word yet on when the visit will happen, but Latimer will be holding a private workout day April 25 at Indiana, and there are reportedly 17 teams interested in attending.

Latimer has eight official visits. That includes the Washington Redskins.

The junior wide receiver ran the 40-yard dash unofficially in 4.39 and 4.43 seconds at his previous campus Pro Day workout.

Latimer is a large wide receiver prospect at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds who has drawn middle-round grades from draft analysts, but is regarded as an ascending prospect. He could emerge as a second-round to third-round draft target.

Latimer (6-foot-2 1/2, 215 pounds) had foot surgery in January and was not able to work out at February's NFL Scouting Combine. He also was not able to do any position drills at Indiana's pro day March 26, but did run the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds and turned in an impressive 39-inch vertical jump. Those numbers and his size -- coupled with his production in a pass-happy attack in college -- has led some draft analysts to speculate that Latimer could go late in the first round or early in the second.