...what better time than now to put out a quick Redskins Mock Draft.
Last year’s offseason and draft were dominated by defense. The Redskins signed the following free agents:
The following defensive players were drafted by the Redskins:
Which direction will the Redskins go this year?
RD 1: TRADE - The Redskins trade the 13th overall pick in round one to the Buffalo Bills in return for picks 21 and 22 overall (Buffalo moves up to select a quarterback with pick 13).
- Pick 21: Da’Ron Payne DT Alabama - For the second straight year, the Redskins take an Alabama defensive tackle in the first round. Payne’s strength is his stout play against the run - an area the Redskins struggled last season.
- Pick 22: James Washington WR Oklahoma St. - Washington won the Biletnikoff Award as college footballs top receiver for 2017, after catching 74 passes for 1549 yards and 13 touchdowns. At 6’0” 205 pounds with 4.4 speed, Washington will remind many in D.C. of a young Pierre Garcon with his toughness and superb run-after-catch ability.
RD 2: Ronald Jones II RB USC - Jones is an absolute lightning bolt at running back, and will give Jay Gruden and Alex Smith some security and big-play ability in the backfield. He could stand to add 10 pounds, and has the frame to carry it without losing any speed. Seeing how the Chiefs used Kareem Hunt, I can only imagine how Gruden and Smith will use Jones.
RD 4: Jalen Davis CB Utah St. - Davis is known for his cat-like quickness and his ability to make plays on the football. He’ll have a chance to earn his keep as a slot corner in the NFL. I think his draft stock is on the rise.
RD 5: Kyle Louletta QB Richmond - Louletta doesn’t have the strongest arm, and he’s not the biggest guy in the world, but he throws with nice touch and anticipation, and can benefit greatly learning for a few years behind Alex Smith.
RD 6: Jason Cabinda ILB PSU - Cabinda won’t wow you with his athletic ability, but he is a smart, instinctive player with a high football IQ.
RD 7: Du’Vonta Lampkin DT Oklahoma - Lampkin has the physical talent to get drafted, but just hasn’t been able to put it all together yet. The Redskins take a flyer on the massive defensive tackle at the end of the draft.
How do you grade this draft?
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