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Need to Know: Seven-round Redskins mock draft

Need to Know: Seven-round Redskins mock draft

Here is what you need to know on this Friday, April 13, 13 days before the 2018 NFL draft.  

Seven round Redskins mock draft

Mock drafts are guesses at best, but they are fun and I like to do them to try to figure out what the team will be thinking. Here is my first Redskins seven-round mock draft of the season. I’ll follow up with another one a day or two before the actual draft. 

Round 1, Da’Ron Payne, DL, Alabama—Going with a second D-lineman in the first in as many years would set up an area that was neglected for years. Payne has some work to do as a pass rusher but he’ll be able to help with Washington’s biggest defensive issue, stopping the run, right away. For why I went with Payne over Vita Vea, check out the video at the top of the post. 

Round 2, Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia—Jay Gruden has promised that the Redskins will emerge from the draft with a new running back. If they want to be assured that the player will be an upgrade over what they already have on the roster they almost have to take one here. There were several good choices on the board and Chubb was the best of the bunch. 

Round 4, Scott Quessenberry, C, UCLA—This pick would fill the need at left guard with either Quessenberry directly or with Chase Roullier moving over. Quessenberry generates good pop at the point of attack but he needs to learn how to better use his size (6-4, 315).

Round 5-A, M.J. Stewart, CB, North Carolina—The Redskins like to keep six corners on the 53-man roster and right now they have five who are locks. Stewart could enter the mix as a physical slot corner, part-time safety, and special teams contributor. 

Round 5-B, Ade Aruna, Edge, Tulane—It took a little while, but Ryan Grant developed well as a fifth-round pick out of Tulane. Aruna is very raw; he didn’t pick up football until his senior year in high school after he came to the United States from Nigeria. He will be a project, but his size and speed make him an intriguing prospect. 

Round 6, Davis Wells, TE, San Diego State—The precarious situation at tight end is obvious, with Jordan Reed’s injury situation and the fact that Father Time eventually will defeat Vernon Davis. Wells is not likely to be a replacement for either right away, but he does have good hands and, at 6-5, 255, the size to be an effective blocker. 

Round 7-A, Nick Gates, G, Nebraska—While no team has the depth to handle the rash of injuries that hit the Redskins’ O-line last year, they should constantly build the depth chart there. Gates would need time to add more power to his game, but he has good quickness and length. 

Round 7-B, Tre Flowers, S, Oklahoma State—Maybe Fish Smithson can be the fourth safety but he shouldn’t get the job without competition. At 6-3, Flowers has excellent length and he’s a good tackler. He’s another one who could help on special teams while he learns.  

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page, follow him on Twitter  @TandlerNBCS.

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Days until:

—Offseason workouts begin (4/16) 3
—Training camp starts (approx. 7/26) 104
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 149

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2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final version sends Dwayne Haskins to Redskins

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2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final version sends Dwayne Haskins to Redskins

We can stop the mockery.

Here is the final version of the NBC Sports Washington 2019 NFL Mock Draft. No fluff, just the straight list as we project specific marriages of teams and prospects through two rounds plus additional Day 2 selections for the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens.

For those that have been following along for the previous (gulp) 21 versions, you may notice several changes starting with the Raiders at four and including the Redskins at 15 and 46. I’ve been doing mock drafts for many years now and this is easily among the wildest. There’s always the misinformation game. The uncertainty with the quarterbacks and the large of tier talent in the 16-50 range made such projections challenging.

Anyway, thanks for the coming along for the ride over these many months. Check out all of NFL Draft coverage starting with Thursday’s first round.

First round

1             Arizona Cardinals -- Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

2             San Francisco 49ers -- Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

3             New York Jets -- Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

4             Oakland Raiders -- Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

5             Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Devin White, LB, LSU

6             New York Giants -- Josh Allen, OLB, Kentucky

7             Jacksonville Jaguars -- Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

8             Detroit Lions -- T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

9             Buffalo Bills -- Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson

10           Denver Broncos -- Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan

11           Cincinnati Bengals -- Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

12           Green Bay Packers -- Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

13           Miami Dolphins  -- Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State

14           Atlanta Falcons -- Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College

15           Washington Redskins -- Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

16           Carolina Panthers -- Brian Burns, DE, Florida State

17           NY Giants (via Cleveland) -- Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

18           Minnesota Vikings -- Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

19           Tennessee Titans -- Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

20           Pittsburgh Steelers -- Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

21           Seattle Seahawks -- Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson

22           Baltimore Ravens -- Garrett Bradbury, C, NC State

23           Houston Texans -- Cody Ford, G/T, Oklahoma

24           Oakland Raiders (from CHI) -- Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

25           Philadelphia Eagles -- Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

26           Indianapolis Colts -- Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi St.

27           Oakland Raiders (from DAL) – Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

28           Los Angeles Chargers -- Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame

29           Seattle Seahawks (via KC) -- Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

30           Green Bay Packers (via NO) -- Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

31           Los Angeles Rams -- Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan

32           New England Patriots -- Darnell Savage, S, Maryland

 Second round                

33           Arizona -- A.J. Brown, WR, Mississippi

34           Indianapolis (via NY Jets) -- D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi

35           Oakland -- Irv Smith, TE, Alabama

36           San Francisco -- Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M

37           NY Giants -- Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State

38           Jacksonville -- Jaylon Ferguson, DE, La. Tech

39           Tampa Bay -- Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple

40           Buffalo  -- DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia

41           Denver  -- N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State 

42           Cincinnati -- Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington

43           Detroit  -- Juan Thornhill, CB, Virginia

44           Green Bay -- Nassir Adderley, S, Delaware

45           Atlanta  -- L.J Collier, DE, TCU

46           Washington -- J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

47           Carolina -- Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State

48           Miami -- Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

49           Cleveland -- Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State

50           Minnesota -- Dre'Mont Jones, DE/DT, Ohio State

51           Tennessee -- Chase Winovich, DE, Michigan

52           Pittsburgh -- Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

53           Philadelphia (via Baltimore) -- Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State

54           Houston (via Seattle) -- Taylor Rapp, SS, Washington

55           Houston -- Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State

56           New England (via Chicago) -- Ryan Finley, QB, NC State

57           Philadelphia -- David Long, CB, Michigan

58           Dallas -- Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida

59           Indianapolis -- Gerald Willis, DT, Miami

60           LA Chargers -- Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn

61           Kansas City -- Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

62           New Orleans -- Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State

63           Kansas City (via LA Rams) -- Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

64           New England -- Kahale Warring, TE, San Diego State

77           Washington -- Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

86           Baltimore – Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia

97           Washington -- Dru Samia, G, Oklahoma

103        Baltimore -- Terrill Hanks, ILB, New Mexico State


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Quinn Cook rocks Sean Taylor jersey to Warriors-Clippers Game 5


Quinn Cook rocks Sean Taylor jersey to Warriors-Clippers Game 5

Wednesday marked the 15th anniversary of Sean Taylor being drafted by the Washington Redskins with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook took the occasion to pay tribute to the late Redskins legend.

Cook, a D.C. native who attended DeMatha and Oak Hill for high school, rocked a Taylor #21 jersey as he entered Oracle Arena for the Warriors' playoff game against the Clippers. 

It was a touching visual, and a powerful reminder of Taylor's incredible legacy not only within the Redskins, but the entire D.C. sports world.