It's never too early to start looking at prospects for the 2015 draft.........................is it?
Guess what, we actually have a first round pick in 2015! The needs at this point could very well change, but looking at age, and contract situations, we could get a glimpse of what some of our needs may be for the 2015 NFL Draft.
Below are 10 prospects to keep an eye on during the 2014 college football season:
S - Landon Collins(Alabama) 6-0 215 JR
DT/DE - Mario Edwards Jr.(Florida St) 6-3 277 JR
DT/DE - Leonard Williams(USC) 6-5 290 JR
DT/DE - Michael Bennett(Ohio St) 6-3 285 SR
CB - P.J. Williams(Florida St) 6-0 190 JR
CB - Jalen Mills(LSU) 6-0 185 JR
C- Hroniss Grasu(Oregon) 6-3 298 SR
OT - Corey Robinson(SCar) 6-8 341 SR
LB - Ramik Wilson(Georgia) 6-2 232 SR
LB - Benardrick McKinney(Miss St) 6-5 235 JR
As you can see, defense should be a focus for 2015. If the young safeties don't pan out, that could be our biggest need. Landon Collins is a thoroughbred, and should be the best safety prospect if he chooses to enter as an underclassmen.
Defensive tackle is another priority, as the Redskins are getting a little long in the tooth amongst the front 3. If Jarvis Jenkins doesn't take huge strides forward in 2014, this is a position that is almost certain to get a look in the 2015 offseason. Edwards, Williams and Bennett all possess good size and quickness, and all three come from big-time programs, where they will face top-level competition.
Replacing DeAngelo Hall may be a top priority in 2015. P.J. Williams and Jalen Mills both offer good length, and great athleticism at the position. Maybe Breeland can become the guy to take over, but if the staff feels he's more suited for a reserve/special teams role, don't be surprised if they look to pair a young stud opposite David Amerson.
Moving to the offensive line, center is likely to still be an issue. Right now, as things stand, we are set to start a stop-gap player in either Lichtensteiger or McGlynn. Grasu, although not a mammoth center, is very technically sound, and extremely strong. He would be an instant starter.
If Moses is not the answer at right tackle for the future, the Redskins could look to massive South Carolina tackle Corey Robinson. Robinson is the true definition of a dancing bear, possessing very light feet for a man of his size.
Finally, inside linebacker could be an area of need if Keenan Robinson doesn't establish himself along side Perry Riley. Wilson and McKinney could be two of the better prospects on the inside in college football this coming season.