Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, April 12, 14 days before the NFL draft.
Five Redskins second-round possibilities
There has been plenty of attention paid to who the Redskins will take in the first round of the draft. While the second round is much harder to predicts, here is a look at five who might fit.
OL Billy Price, Ohio State—This was Ben Standig’s pick in the most recent mock draft here on NBC Sports Washington. He started 55 games for the Buckeyes, the most in school history, playing both guard spots his first three years and then 14 games at center last year. He could play in the middle for the Redskins but it seems that Jay Gruden likes Chase Roullier there so Price probably would fit at left guard. He was one of the cleanest prospects in the draft until he suffered a partial pectoral muscle tear at the combine. That should be only a minor issue.
RB Sony Michel, Georgia—Along with some others, I’m starting to lean more towards Michel’s former teammate Nick Chubb as the better running back prospect. But I think Chubb could well be gone and Michel would be a fine consolation prize. He has vision and toughness needed to get yards between the tackles. While he’s not a home-run threat he moves north-south and maximizes most of his gains.
DT Harrison Phillips, Stanford—If the Redskins bypass the defensive line in the first round, Phillips could be a good get in the second. Last year he was a redshirt junior and he racked up 17 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, and five forced fumbles. He combines power, good instincts, and a high motor to shed blocks and make plays.
G Austin Corbett, Nevada—This redshirt senior started 49 games at left tackle for Nevada, earned All-Mountain West his last three years, and he was a team captain his last two years there. He will move inside to play guard in the NFL. His has used his extensive experience to master many of the techniques that will serve him well at the next level.
CB Carlton Davis, Auburn—In a passing league you can’t have too many cornerbacks or edge rushers. This is not a good draft for the latter so if the Redskins see a good corner on the board they could make the move. Even though he was a three-year starter at Auburn, his skills are unrefined. That would be OK with the Redskins since they don’t need a player they can put on the field immediately.
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