One last mock draft? Yes one last mock draft, this time looking at the way too early projections for the Redskins draft pick in 2019. The mock drafters do not think Washington will be very successful next season, with a draft range from #5 - #11. Vegas has also set expectations low with a starting line of 5.5 wins for the Redskins in 2018. Not good Bob.
Alex Smith will likely be with the Redskins QB for the first 3 years of his contract, but how soon will the team look to draft a QB to groom? They didn’t draft one this year, but did swap draft picks to acquire Kevin Hogan from the Browns. Colt McCoy is on the last year of his 3 year contract extension and will likely be off the roster soon. Three of the seven mock drafts featured here have the Redskins taking a QB in the first round with 3 different names called.
The other options listed are a WR, two CBs, and another 1st round DT. It’s doubtful the Redskins go WR or DT in the 1st round next year, but anything is possible depending on where they are picking, who is there, and who is still in the team’s plans for that year.
Cornerback remains a big question mark going into this season after the trade of Kendall Fuller and a 3rd round pick for Alex Smith, and Bashaud Breeland not being re-signed. Josh Norman’s contract makes 2019 a prime year to consider trading him depending on his level of play, and the return they could get for him. The Redskins didn’t draft a CB until the 7th round this year, and will look to Quinton Dunbar and Fabian Moreau to step into significantly bigger roles this season.
Where will the Redskins pick, and who/what position should they take next year?
5. Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn
A transfer from Baylor, Stidham was excellent in his first year with the Tigers, completing more than 66 percent of his passes with only six picks in 370 attempts. Washington acquired Alex Smith this offseason and signed him to an extension, but he will be 35 entering 2019.
5. A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss
Put A.J. Brown atop my list of favorite offensive players for the upcoming college football season. He’s a big (6’1”, 225 lbs) receiver with excellent ability to make plays after the catch. Athletically he reminds me of the Tennessee Titans’ Corey Davis, who went No. 5 overall in the 2017 draft.
The Redskins don’t have a glaring need at receiver, but if Josh Doctson continues to struggle in 2018, the need will grow. Brown is more pro-ready with a diverse skill set. He’s an ideal fit for the crossing and timing routes Alex Smith is most comfortable throwing.
8. DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia.
Baker is the like CB1 in the 2019 class at this point, and at his size, he could be a nice weapon covering the slot. The Redskins traded away ace slot corner Kendall Fuller this offseason, and they should be eager to bring in talent at the cornerback position in 2019. This feels like a great pairing of need and talent.
8. Will Grier | QB | West Virginia
Alex Smith is a solid stop-gap option, but Washington will need a long-term solution at quarterback, and Grier could end up being next year’s best option.
9. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon.
Insanely talented, and has the size (6-foot-6, 225 pounds), but had last year slowed by a broken collarbone. Has #1 overall potential. Yes, I’ve got reservations about Alex Smith.
10. Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
He’s a cornerback, his name is Greedy, and he had six interceptions and 17 passes defended last season. What more do you need to know?
11. Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
The Redskins have their sort of long-term QB in place, so that drama can be put to bed. They have a lot of work to make strides in a division that could be stacked next year.
Where will the Redskins be picking next year?
This poll is closed
Top third of the draft
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