clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Mock Draft Monday: Redskins Trade Back Scenario

New, comments

A look at a plausible Redskins Mock Draft scenario.

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

With the first wave of free agency done I decided to look at how the Redskins draft could be if they made a couple trades back to stockpile picks:

Follow along here: http://fanspeak.com/ontheclock/sharedraft.php?d=xfvmze

11 - R1P11
OT BRANDON SCHERFF
IOWA

-With a trade back a player like Scherff who is a bit of a reach at five looks like a nice value pick-up at 11. He can play RT this year and may eventually kick inside to guard. He should be a day one starter and help improve the talent level of the Skins offensive line.

38 - R2P6
G TRE' JACKSON
FLORIDA STATE

-Jackson is another day one starter on the offensive line and his selection should automatically allow the Redskins to cut Chris Chester this season saving them $4 million in cap space. If Jackson lives up to expectations and the Redskins look to move Scherff to guard they can cut Shawn Lauvao after next season as well. Jackson and Scherff will go a long way to improving this line and will likely both quickly become best friends of Alfred Morris's as they can both be devastating run blockers.

45 - R2P13
ILB DENZEL PERRYMAN
MIAMI

-This was too good of value to pass up and with some extra draft picks the Redskins can address an area that isn't as pressing as some others. Perryman could replace Perry Riley as a starting ILB this season, or at worst he shares the position for a year. Either way the Redskins upgrade and get a younger cheaper option to pair with Keenan Robinson.

75 - R3P11
WR BRESHAD PERRIMAN
UCF

-Whether the Redskins cut Pierre Garcon this season or not, they need to get more size in their receiver corps. Perriman has good size and he plays up to it. He should automatically become one of the Redskins most dangerous weapons in the red zone.

76 - R3P12
TE CLIVE WALFORD
MIAMI

-Walford could come in and share time with Niles Paul as the starting TE and in two TE sets where you want to either show run or pass options. Logan Paulsen may be cut, and even if he isn't he's so one dimensional as a blocker that it limits his value. Jordan Reed is one dimensional the other way as a receiver, which makes him a tough fit in this offense. Walford long term has the ability to be a good starting 2-way TE.

110 - R4P14
CB SENQUEZ GOLSON
MISSISSIPPI

-The Culliver signing helped the Redskins corner need, but now Washington needs to find a slot corner.  Golson is one of the best slot corners in the draft and should be able to fill that roll as a rookie. He's smaller, but he's got excellent cover and ball skills.

133 - R5P5
OLB MAX VALLES
VIRGINIA

-Valles probably shouldn't have come out this year, but he's a high upside pass rusher who could possibly develop into a good edge player. In the 5th round he's worth the risk and could help as a situational rusher.

140 - R5P12
S ADRIAN AMOS
PENN STATE

-Amos has the ability to be a free safety in this league and the Redskins could draft him as a later round option to help address the position. They would find a stop gap to start for a year or two, but Amos could maybe be developed as a long term option.

166 - R6P6
G SHAQ MASON
GEORGIA TECH

-Mason's draft value will probably be more limited than it should be given the triple option offense he comes from. He's a great run blocker, but his pass blocking is a bit more unsure which is why he could fall. As a late round value Mason could be a steal, particularly he can develop into a center where some draft analysts prefer him.

180 - R6P20
WR DEANDRE SMELTER
GEORGIA TECH

-The Redskins continue to add size at their receiver position, but they also bet on the future here. Smelter looked like he could be a quality top 100 pick during the season, but he suffered an ACL injury late in the year. He's a raw talent, with an injury history, but the size and athleticism are there. The Redskins could IR him for the entire year and try to get him right for 2016 which could see the Redskins moving on from both Garcon and Roberts.

197 - R7P5
RB ZACH ZENNER
SOUTH DATOKA STATE

-Zenner is a nice late round value pick who could be a replacement for Helu as a 3rd down back. Zenner runs well, and shows some nice receiving ability. He can also help on special teams as a rookie.

What do you think? What picks do you like and what would you do differently?