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2017 Redskins 7 Round Mock Draft - With a Twist

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Mark Tyler gives you his new 7-round mock draft for the Redskins this April.

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Folks...we have a trade!

The Redskins trade their first round pick(17th overall), and fourth round pick(123rd overall) to the Raiders in exchange for Oakland's first round pick(24th overall), and second round pick(56th overall).

With the 17th overall pick, the Raiders select Malik McDowell, DT  Michigan State - The Raiders are in desperate need of help on their interior defensive line. McDowell offers enormous potential, and could make an immediate impact on an otherwise solid defense.

Redskins Draft Picks:

Round 1(pick 24 - from Oakland): Budda Baker  FS/NB  Washington - 5'10" 195

Analysis: Baker gives the Redskins a true free safety who should be able to be a day-one contributor as a single high and slot DB. Despite not having ideal NFL height, Baker is an absolute Bulldog on the field, showing he's willing to sacrifice his body to make the big hit and separate pass catchers and ball carriers from the ball. He possesses plus ball skills and the ability to turn teams over.

Round 2(pick 49): Raekwon McMillan  ILB  Ohio St. - 6'2" 240

Analysis: McMillan is a rock solid 6'2" 240 pound 3-down inside linebacker. He's a perfect fit as a JACK in a 3-4 defense, where he can use his athleticism to play sideline-to-sideline, and also drop easily into hook/curl and high-hole zones. He'll need some work matching up against athletic tight ends, but most college linebackers do.

Round 2(pick 56 - from Oakland): Chris Wormley  DT  Michigan - 6'5" 298

Analysis: Wormley is a prototypical 3-4 DE at 6'5" 298 pounds. He has the length teams covet up front, and the versatility to line up at the 3, 5 and 7 techniques. He is a true 3-down defensive lineman with a very high ceiling. He should be a day one starter on this defensive line.

Round 3(pick 81): Ethan Pocic  G/C  LSU - 6'6" 310

Analysis: Pocic is a versatile offensive lineman capable of playing any position along the front. He should have the opportunity to compete for a starting spot at LG for the Redskins, and can also back up center if needed.

Round 4(pick 114): Eddie Vanderdoes  DT  UCLA - 6'3" 305

Analysis: Vanderdoes is another high ceiling, versatile defensive lineman. He could see time in base packages at NT, and kick to 3-technique in sub packages. His up-side, just like his frame, is massive.

Round 5(pick 154): Jamaal Williams  RB  BYU - 6'0" 212

Analysis: Williams is not a huge back, but he possesses great burst, and lateral quickness. He has soft hands out of the backfield, and could grow into a 3-down back. He will be best out of the gate as a 10-15 touch per game guy in a running back-by-committee approach.

Round 6(pick 201): Chad Kelly  QB  Ole Miss - 6'2" 224

Analysis: I like Kelly more than most. The kid came up big in some primetime SEC match-ups over his career. He has a gun-slinger mentality and the moxy to go with it. Off-field concerns and some bouts with inconsistency are the only reason he's sitting here this late.

Round 6(pick 209) :  Bug Howard  WR/TE  N. Carolina - 6'4" 225

Analysis: Howard is a jumbo athlete who could be used as a joker tight end or a X receiver. He is a nightmare match-up out of the slot.

Round 7(pick 220): Brandon Bell  ILB  PSU - 6'1" 233

Analysis: Bell was not invited to the combine, but he put up good numbers at his ProDay workout, coming in at 6'1" 233 and posting a 4.7 40 and 32" vertical. He will have to make his mark on special teams early in his career, but he has a chance to stick on the 53-man roster.

Round 7(pick 235): Damore'ea Stringfellow  WR  Ole Miss - 6'2" 212

Analysis: Stringfellow is a big-bodied receiver who does well on 50-50 balls thrown his way. He doesn't have home-run speed, but he plays under control out of his breaks, and uses his body to shield defenders from the ball.