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Two-round pre-combine edition!

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Time for a distraction from the normal Redskins chaos (Cousins, McCloughan, Allen...). We still have the NFL Draft to look forward to and it’s really hard to destroy the hope that this time of the year brings to Redskins fans.

Whether Scot’s there or not, we have the Combine this week and it’s going to affect the draft significantly. Knowing how things will certainly change after this even, I thought we’d go ahead and put out one last mock just before and see how much things might change in the coming weeks. For this edition, I’ve decided to go two rounds after having looked into more prospects than I had at the time of the the first mock.

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

Previous selection: Myles Garrett

The Browns have needs at QB, but it’s already been reported that the Browns absolutely love Garrett. They need help rushing the passer and I can’t imagine the combine hurting Garrett’s stock. Maybe the Browns will go get Tyrod Taylor to play QB?

2. San Francisco 49ers: Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama

Previous selection: Solomon Thomas

Will they trade for Kirk? How about Garoppolo? I think they’ll push for a QB who’s already in the league, but even if that doesn’t happen, I think Allen is too good (and this QB crop too bad) to pass on. If the ‘Skins trade Kirk and acquire this pick, look for Allen to be the guy. On the ’9ers, Allen along with Buckner and Armistead could make for a pretty strong unit.

3. Chicago Bears: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

Previous selection: Jonathan Allen

They need help on their DL. They could also consider a QB here.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Malik Hooker, FS, Ohio St.

Previous selection: Dalvin Cook

Hooker would look great paired with Jalen Ramsey in that secondary. They could really be set back there for years to come.

5. Tennessee Titans: Jamal Adams, SS, LSU

Previous selection: Malik Hooker

Have to think it’s going to be a DB here as they need help in their secondary and there are a number of good prospects. There are a ton of speedy WRs in their division. Adams can play the run and/or the pass very well. He’s pretty complete. He’s also the BPA here.

6. New York Jets: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida St.

Previous selection: Jamal Adams

Another team that could go QB, the Jets also don’t have a RB. Cook’s incredible. He also doesn’t come with Fournette’s recent injury history.

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

Previous selection: Mike Williams

He makes too much sense here. Perfect fit for their offense and a position of need. He’ll mesh perfectly with Rivers and give him new life. Along with Allen and Benjamin, the Chargers passing attach could be pretty special.

8. Carolina Panthers: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

Previous selection: Leonard Fournette

Run-heavy and need to upgrade/get younger from Jonathan Stewart. Need another guy to carry the rock so Cam can start carrying it less.

9. Cincinnati Bengals: Reuben Foster, ILB, Alabama

Previous selection: Reuben Foster

They need a starter there and someone with a little speed. He’s also the BPA.

10. Buffalo Bills: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio St.

Previous selection: Mitch Trubisky

They’re probably losing their top CB to FA and will desperately need a replacement.

11. New Orleans Saints: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

Previous selection: Marshon Lattimore

They need an edge rusher something terrible. This guy can bring the sacks. Will almost certainly be a defensive pick. One of the more obvious positions of need on any team.

12. Cleveland Browns: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

Previous selection: Teez Tabor

BPA. One of the most complete TEs in years. He’ll make whoever their QB is very happy.

13. Arizona Cardinals: Mitch Trubisky, QB, UNC

Previous selection: Corey Davis

They need a QB beyond this year. They’d feel very lucky to be able to get him at this spot. Too hard for them to pass up a QB this good at #13.

14. Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

Previous selection: Derek Barnett

They have a massive hole at RT and need help protecting Luck.

15. Philadelphia Eagles: Teez Tabor, CB, Florida

Previous selection: John Ross

CB is a major position of need. It’s a great, deep class at the position and Philly’s in a great spot to get a guy who would have gone much higher in another draft. The combine will be interesting to watch to see how it plays out for all these CBs. Lot of good WRs in the NFC East...

16. Baltimore Ravens: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

Previous selection: Ryan Ramczyk

Smith retiring. Flacco needs more weapons.

17. Washington Redskins: Jabrill Peppers, SS, Michigan

Previous selection: Malik McDowell

The back-end of the ‘Skins’ defense still needs upgrading and this is a guy who’s going to be moving up and having folks raving about him after the combine.

18. Tennessee Titans: John Ross, WR, Washington

Previous selection: O.J. Howard

DeSean Jackson 2.0 makes the Titans rushing attack that much better.

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

Previous selection: Jabrill Peppers

20. Denver Broncos: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama

Previous selection: Cam Robinson

Super desperate at RT. Them taking an OL is one of the surer bets in the first round. It’s far-and-away their biggest need.

21. Detroit Lions: Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt

Previous selection: Marlon Humphrey

22. Miami Dolphins: Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan St.

Previous selection: Zach Cunningham

They need help rushing the passer. McDowell can do that.

23. New York Giants: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame

Previous selection: DeShone Kizer

Ben McAdoo can probably do some pretty great things with Kizer. He can be prperly developed while Eli’s finishing his career.

24. Oakland Raiders: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington

Previous selection: Sidney Jones

They have needs at CB and Jones can step in and play from day one. He’ll go nicely along with Karl Joseph in improving their secondary.

25. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

Previous selection: Deshaun Watson

The QB slide in this draft helps the Texans tremendously... allowing them to quickly move on from Brock Osweiler. The combine will affect Watson’s stock quite a bit. He’s an intriguing prospect who’s hard to peg.

26. Seattle Seahawks: Dan Feeney, G, Indiana

Previous selection: Dan Feeney

One of the more desperate teams looking for OL help right now. RW got tortured last season behind their “line.” Tom Cable will have his way here. They have to give him an OL in the first round for sticking around and continuing to be their OL Coach, don’t they?

27. Kansas City Chiefs: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

Previous selection: Takkarist McKinley

28. Dallas Cowboys: Tim Williams, OLB, Alabama

Previous selection: Tim Williams

They desperately need pass rush help, plain and simple. They don’t have anyone they can rely on in that department. Williams is a great value at this point in the draft, too.

29. Green Bay Packers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

Previous selection: Taco Charlton

Can you imagine McCaffrey in an offense with Aaron Rodgers?! Runner, receiver, returner... he can do it all for them.

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

Previous selection: Charles Harris

James Harrison is old and Bud Dupree is going to need a new partner soon.

31. Atlanta Falcons: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

Previous selection: Forrest Lamp

32. New England Patriots: Charles Harris, DE, Missouri

Previous selection: Haason Reddick

Pass rusher is one of the weaker areas of their team and Harris fits the bill. They’d be scary with a great pass rush.

Round 2

33. Cleveland Browns: Forrest Lamp, G, Western Kentucky

34. San Francisco 49ers: Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio St.

35. Jacksonville Jaguars: David Njoku, TE, Miami

36. Chicago Bears: Desmond King, CB, Iowa

37. Los Angeles Rams: Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma

38. Los Angeles Chargers: Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn

39. New York Jets: TreDavious White, CB, LSU

40. Carolina Panthers: Garett Bolles, OT, Utah

41. Cincinnati Bengals: T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin

42. New Orleans Saints: Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan

43. Philadelphia Eagles: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson

44. Buffalo Bills: Budda Baker, FS, Washington

45. Arizona Cardinals: Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida

46. Minnesota Vikings: Dorian Johnson, G, Pittsburgh

47. Baltimore Ravens: Dion Dawkins, G, Temple

48. Indianapolis Colts: Raekwon McMillan, ILB, Ohio St.

49. Washington Redskins: Jarrad Davis, ILB, Florida

50. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss

51. Denver Broncos: Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland

52. Cleveland Browns: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio St.

53. Detroit Lions: Ryan Anderson, OLB, Alabama

54. Miami Dolphins: DeMarcus Walker, DE, Florida St.

55. New York Giants: Taylor Moton, OT, Western Michigan

56. Oakland Raiders: Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee

57. Houston Texans: Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech

58. Seattle Seahawks: Carlos Watkins, DT, Clemson

59. Kansas City Chiefs: Tarell Basham, DE, Ohio

60. Dallas Cowboys: Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee

61. Green Bay Packers: Obi Melifonwu, SS, Connecticut

62. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington

63. Atlanta Falcons: Roderick Johnson, OT, Florida St.

64. New England Patriots: Chris Wormley, DT, Michigan