Matt Miller of Bleacher Report has just released an updated two round mock draft. With the 17th pick in the draft he has the Washington Redskins select Marshon Lattimore, CB (Sophomore, 6-0 / 192) from Ohio State. In the second round with the 49th pick Miller mocks D’onta Foreman, RB (Junior, 6-1 / 249) from Texas to the Redskins.
You can see the entire mock draft here.
Unfortunately there were no comments on why the picks were made and/or how they help the Redskins so I’ll give my two cents.
Lattimore’s athletic talents are clear. Some analysts think he is more physically gifted than Giant first rounder Eli Apple who was also from Ohio State. Lattimore chose to forgo his remaining two years of eligibility because of a successful season as full time starter. Lattimore certainly has coverage talents but a big drawback in my opinion is only a single year showing his work. I’m of the opinion that like pass rushers you can never have too many good cornerbacks. While I think the Skins could and should always be looking to upgrade the depth of that position I’m not sure if the first round is the place to do it this year (insert Breeland to FS speculation). Miller mocked his teammate Gareon Conley to the Titans the very next pick. I like Conley a bit more precisely because he has more experience. Who would you rather have?
Foreman literally burst onto the scene last year. In addition to his burst he is also very good at running people over. Foreman put up monster numbers: 2,028 yards on 323 carries with 15 TD’s. The downside to that production though is that he fumbled the ball six times all of which were lost. The Redskins staff has said they are looking for a more versatile lead back and while Foreman checks the road grader box with 7 catches this past season I don’t think he checks the receiving box either.