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Mock Draft Simulation: Washington Redskins 7 Round Mock Draft

A look at a possible Redskins draft scenario.

Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Here is my mock draft simulation from On the Clock this week. I didn't have a free agency simulation to tie in from last week so I just went with a standard 7 round mock draft. You can follow along here and post your comments below.


-The Redskins have to replace Orakpo on the right side of their linebacker corps, and Beasley is a good fit for a 3-4 scheme. While there are some concerns if he can hold up at his size or keep his weight, the fact of the matter is Beasley can flat out get after the quaraterback. He will probably struggle some versus the run early on, but as a pass rusher he should make an immediate impact and team up with Kerrigan to get the Redskins one of the better 1-2 punches in the league.


-While there is a lot of thought that the Redskins should take NT Danny Shelton with the 5th pick in the draft, they could wait until later in the draft to find a suitable option. While there are later round options, the Redskins land a good option here in the 2nd round. Carl Davis has size, burst and a ton of upside. He under-performed some at Iowa, but between the flashes of talent you saw there and his Senior Bowl performance he has the upside to be a difference maker on defense. The added benefit with Davis is that he's a more versatile and complete player than Shelton. Davis can play some nose tackle, but also can factor in as a 5 tech or a 3 tech depending on what front the Redskins are in. That type of versatility will make it more likely the Redskins can keep Davis on the field. Adding Beasley and Davis is a massive boost for this defense.


-In the 3rd round Duke guard Laken Tomlinson is still on the board which makes this a pretty easy pick for me. He's a guy I would have considered in the 2nd round and has the chance to be a very good starting guard at the next level. He needs work on his hand placement and refining his technique some, but other than that he is pretty much ready to start at the next level. Skins would be able to land a guy capable of being a day 1 starter in the 3rd, while filling a weakness on defense.


-Rowe is a guy that people have differing opinions on and we will likely to see that apply to teams as well so there is a chance he's off the board at this point. If he's still there though I think the Redskins should run up to the podium to make this selection. Rowe projects best for me at FS, though he could be looked at as a future starting corner as well. Either way he's a major boost to the Redskins secondary.


-Heeney is a little undersized and underappreciated in the draft community, but he's a little bit like a undersized London Fletcher. He showed better athleticism than expected at the Combine and could end up being a steal in the draft. He could sit behind Riley for a year and possibly take over for him in 2016. Even if he doesn't end up as a starter he should bring back nice value as a back-up/special teamer.


-The Redskins don't need a wide receiver this year (if they cut Pierre Garcon that need could rise, but it still won't be a top need), but they could use some depth for the future. It's likely both Pierre Garcon and Andre Roberts could be entering their final season with the Redskins. Dezmin Lewis is a small school bigger receiver who has shown some nice promise for the future.


-Coleman is another corner with size and nice athletic ability. He's a project player and will only contribute on special teams early on, but would be a nice value pick late in the draft.