A big thank you to everyone that read these profiles the last four months. The feedback and comments I received on these make it worth the effort and I especially enjoy the one’s that challenge me and quite frankly my opinion. I’m no scout I just love college football, its players, the draft process, and seeing how they work out or don’t in the NFL and I enjoy trying to write intelligently about it. I especially appreciate you guys for sticking with me when I had several unforced errors. There’s no excuse for missing diligence but thank you to your brains for correcting the occasional typo and thank you all for letting me know that Quincy Wilson is 231 years old. The aim here is to cover as many guys as possible and come draft time for you guys to have a sense of who is getting picked. I hope you thought each profile written by the writers here was of quality. The cherry on top would be that some of these profiles actually cover future Redskins. Last year I wrote 75 profiles and only covered one future Redskin - Su'a Cravens. As always I wish I could have done more but time worked against be despite my best efforts. I also want to thank Aaron Lesher for entertaining my occasional draft rants on Slack and for also contributing to this effort as well as varedskinsfan, ih8dallas, and Anthony Brown. Together we wrote 117 draft profiles this offseason!
List Of Players Covered
RB: Corey Clement, Wisconsin | Matt Dayes, NC State | D’Onta Foreman, Texas | Leonard Fournette, LSU | Wayne Gallman, Clemson | Kareem Hunt, Toledo | Alvin Kamara, Tennessee | Marlon Mack, USF | Christian McCaffery, Stanford | Joe Mixon, Oklahoma | Devine Redding, Indiana | De’Veon Smith, Michigan | Joe Williams, Utah
WR: Noah Brown, Ohio State | Amba Etta-Tawo, Syracuse | Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech | Chris Godwin, Penn State | Kenny Golladay, Northern Illinois | Chad Hansen, California | Carlos Henderson, Louisiana Tech | Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington | Keevan Lucas, Tulsa | Josh Malone, Tennessee | Gabe Marks, Washington State | Josh Reynolds, Texas A&M | Darreus Rogers, USC | ArDarius Stewart, Alabama | DeAngelo Yancey, Purdue
EDGE: Ryan Anderson, Alabama | Derek Barnett, Tennessee | Tarell Basham, Ohio | Josh Carraway, TCU | Taco Charlton, Michigan | Daeshon Hall, Texas A&M | Charles Harris, Missouri | Derek Rivers, Youngstown State | Solomon Thomas, Stanford | DeMarcus Walker, Florida State | Jordan Willis, Kansas State
DL: Montravious Adams, Auburn | Josh Augusta, Missouri | Caleb Brantley, Florida | Ryan Glasgow, Michigan | Davon Godchaux, LSU | Joey Ivie, Florida | Jaleel Johnson, Iowa | Jarron Jones, Notre Dame | Tanoh Kpassagnon, Villanova | Takkarist McKinley, UCLA | Elijah Qualls, Washington | Vincent Taylor, Oklahoma State | Dalvin Tomlinson, Alabama | Carlos Watkins, Clemson | Chris Wormley, Michigan
LB: Alex Anzalone, Florida | Kendell Beckwith, LSU | Tyus Bowser, Houston | Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt | Jarrad Davis, Florida | Jordan Evans, Oklahoma | Reuben Foster, Alabama | Elijah Lee, Kansas State | Haason Reddick, Temple | Duke Riley, LSU | Anthony Walker, Northwestern
CB: Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado | Gareon Conley, Ohio State | Rasul Douglas, West Virginia | Corn Elder, Miami | Adoree’ Jackson, USC | Sidney Jones, Washington | Damontae Kazee, San Diego State | Kevin King, Washington | Jourdan Lewis, Michigan | Fabian Moreau, UCLA | Sojourn Shelton, Wisconsin | Channing Stribling, Michigan | Cameron Sutton, Tennessee | Cordrea Tankersley, Clemson | Tre’Davious White, LSU | Howard Wilson, Houston | Quincy Wilson, Florida
S: Jamal Adams, LSU | Budda Baker, Washington | Justin Evans, Texas A&M | Nathan Gerry, Nebraska | Rayshawn Jenkins, Miami | John Johnson, Boston College | Josh Jones, NC State | Marcus Maye, Florida | Obi Melifonwu, UCONN | Montae Nicholson, Michigan State | Tedric Thompson, Colorado | Marcus Williams, Utah | Xavier Woods, Louisiana Tech
My Favorite Player(s) To Write About
This definitely goes to Ryan Anderson with the runner(s) up being Chad Hansen, ArDarius Stewart, and Joe Mixon. Anderson is just a dog. I know he isn't a prototype at OLB in the 3-4 but trusts me where ever he goes he’s going to make plays.
Hansen was super fun to write about after I familiarized myself with his story and how he got to Cal to begin with. He only had one year of production but he made every catch count and truly make some magician level hauls in the PAC-12 this year.
ArDarius Stewart was so underused at Alabama it was sad. This guy is explosive and has a chance to be a key player with the versatility of Jarvis Landry. I think Stewart isn’t getting his due. Put him on a team with a franchise QB and he will be a pro bowler.
Just talking about football Joe Mixon is Le’Veon Bell incarnate. He runs with excellent instinct and patience and has an elite level of burst and speed in the open field.
Hardest Player(s) To Write About
This definitely goes to Tyus Bowser. By the 2nd tape, I was struggling to pay attention. I check his projected draft position twice just to make sure he was being talked about in the first and second round. I struggled to think of positives outside of his test numbers which rarely showed up on film. And I was left wondering how in the world he put up the production he did. I know some like him here but I hope the Redskins stay far away.
The runner up is Elijah Qualls for the same reasons as Bowser. I say him flash during the college season and took and interest but when you watch a whole game you see he isn't much of a factor.
I also hoped to be more impressed with Davon Godchaux. He is just inconsistent it hard to pinpoint what kind of player you’re getting.
The Player(s) That Changed My Mind
On Twitter, I kept reading about how trash Jordan Evans was but when I watched him I saw a much better player than was being portrayed. He disappeared at times during the season but when Evans was on he made a huge impact for Oklahoma.
10 Players I Wish I Got To Write About
There aren't enough hours in the day but I wish I could have written about these players. Keep an eye out for where they land in the next few days: Carl Lawson, EDGE, Auburn | John Ross, WR, Washington | Jake Butt, TE, Michigan | Vince Beigel, LB, Wisconsin | Jehu Chesson, WR, Michigan | Hunter Dimmick, DL, Utah | Ben Gedeon, LB, Michigan | Trey Hendrickson, EDGE, Florida Atlantic | Aaron Curry, DL, TCU | Jayon Brown, LB, UCLA
Players I Least Want To Be Division Rivals
Adoree’ Jackson needs to stay out of the division.
Leonard Fournette and Joe Mixon need to go somewhere else.
Isaac Asiata can kick rocks in the AFC somewhere.
Reuben Foster should only be with the Redskins.
Corn Elder and Jourdan Lewis need to be Redskins or bust.
Thoughts On Historically Deep CB, TE, And RB Class
Because of how deep these positions are it would be a failure in my opinion if the team did not draft a player from each of these positions. Putting aside need for a moment there are going to be starters from these groups that far well into day two and probably day three. I hope the Redskins stay true to the methodology Scot has laid out of the past two years. Despite my personal disdain for Bruce Allen I really hope he steps aside and lets Gruden take the reigns on this one with his coaches and Scott Campbell. There is no reason that the Redskins can't set themselves up for the future at these position groups this year.
Thanks, guys, enjoy the draft!