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Mark Tyler’s Redskins Post-Senior Bowl Big Board

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Every year, college prospects rise and fall after the Senior Bowl. The underclassmen, without an all-star game, will most likely remain the same until after the NFL Scouting Combine. For many of these upper-classmen however, this past week in Mobile, Alabama was a week to showcase their talents, compete against some of the nation’s best, and prove they belong.

The Redskins have many needs heading into the offseason. I below is a break-down of our needs ranked into two tiers, with the top tier being our more pressing/immediate needs, and the lower tier being our tertiary needs.

Tier 1:

QB - This is dependent upon what happens with Kirk Cousins as free agency nears

ILB - This unit could use an impact, sideline-to-sideline player who can stay on the field all three downs.

RB - It’s been years since the Redskins have had a complete, Bell-Cow running back. It’s no coincidence that our running game has been below average for a while too.

FS - The Redskins have been without a true impact free safety for years. Nicholson has the talent, but durability remains a huge question mark.

DT - Another difference maker to pair with Jonathan Allen is a must.

Tier 2:

OG - An upgrade at left guard would make this unit much stronger up front.

WR - Recent draft picks and free agency have not provided us with answers.

TE - Jordan Reed can’t stay on the field, and when he is out there, he provides no blocking skills in the running game.

Below is my Big Board based on value vs. need for the Redskins heading into this offseason. Keep in mind that needs will most likely change once free agency is underway. I have rated the top players at the positions of need for the Redskins for prospects I believe will fall between rounds 1-3.

QB (if we don’t sign Cousins long-term, quarterback has to be picked in the 1st round)

Sam Darnold USC 6’4” 225

Josh Rosen UCLA 6’3” 210

Baker Mayfield Oklahoma 6’0” 220

Josh Allen Wyoming 6’5” 237

Mason Rudolph Oklahoma St. 6’4” 230

Lamar Jackson Louisville 6’2” 212


Rouqan Smith Georgia 6’1” 227

Tremaine Edmunds Virginia Tech 6’4” 250

Rashaan Evans Alabama 6’3” 232

Leighton Vander Esch Boise St. 6’3” 240

Jerome Baker Ohio St 6’1” 225

Malik Jefferson Texas 6’2” 240

Tegray Scales Indiana 6’1” 228


Saquon Barkley PSU 5’11” 230

Derrius Guice LSU 5’11” 223

Ronald Jones II USC 6’0” 205

Sony Michel Georgia 5’11” 217

Rashaad Penny San Diego St. 5’11” 225

Josh Adams ND 6’2” 225

Nick Chubb Georgia 5’10” 225


Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama

Derwin James Florida St. 6’2” 211

Ronnie Harrison Alabama 6’2” 214

Justin Reid Stanford 6’1” 204

DeShon Elliott Texas 6’1” 210

Kyzir White WVU 6’2” 216

Jordan Whitehead Pitt 5’10” 195

Quinn Blanding Virginia 6’2” 210


Vita Vea Washington 6’4” 340

Da’Ron Payne Alabama 6’2” 308

Harrison Phillips Stanford 6’3” 303

Taven Bryan Florida 6’4” 295

Maurice Hurst Michigan 6’2” 285

Derrick Nnadi Florida St. 6’1” 312

Tim Settle Virginia Tech 6’2” 335


Quinton Nelson ND 6’5” 325

Billy Price Ohio St. 6’4” 315

Isaiah Wynn Georgia 6’3” 303

Will Hernandez UTEP 6’3” 330

Braden Smith Auburn 6’6” 303


Calvin Ridley Alabama 6’1” 195

Courtland Sutton SMU 6’4” 216

Equanimeous St. Brown ND 6’4” 205

James Washington Ok St. 6”1” 205

D.J. Chark LSU 6’3” 195

Michael Gallop Colorado St. 6’1” 200

Christian Kirk Texas A&M 5’ 11” 200

Simmie Cobbs Jr. Indiana 6’4” 220

Dante Pettis Wash. 6’1” 200


Dallas Goedert S. Dakota St. 6’4” 260

Mark Andrews Oklahoma 6’5” 250

Hayden Hurst S. Carolina 6’5” 250

Troy Fumagalli Wisc. 6’6” 252

Mike Gesicki PSU 6’6” 252