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Who's left for the Redskins on day two?

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Who's left for the Redskins on day two?

The first round is in the books and for now, the Redskins have to wait out 37 picks before they are on the clock again. After having way too much fun with my first-round mock, I decided to project all those picks from 33 thru 69 with some analysis thrown in here and there...33. St. Louis Rams: Cordy Glenn, Georgia, GOT34. Indianapolis Colts: Coby Fleener, Stanford, TE... Though not selected in the first as many predicted, Fleener blew away scouts with his 4.45 speed. No wonder he averaged 19.6 yards last season and showed the ability to stretch the deep middle. Fleener won't last long in round two and considering the Colts tight end position has gone from strength to question marks, reuniting him with his Stanford is simply idea.35. Baltimore Ravens: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin... Concerns over Konz's strength pushed him into the second round. Would help the Ravens as a potential fill-in at guard for the departed Ben Grubbs before eventually taking over at center for veteran Matt Birk who is on a one-year deal.36. Denver Broncos: Jerel Worthy, Michigan State, DT
37. Cleveland Browns: Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech, WR
38. Jacksonville Jaguars: Courtney Upshaw, DEOLB, Alabama
39. St. Louis Rams: Rueben Randle, WR, LSU
40. Carolina Panthers: Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama, CB
41. Buffalo Bills: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
42. Miami Dolphins: Andre Branch, OLB, Clemson
43. Seattle Seahawks: Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska
44. Kansas City Chiefs: Bobbie Massie, OT, Mississippi
45. St. Louis Rams: Lamar Miller, Miami, RB46. Philadelphia Eagles: Zach Brown, North Carolina, OLB...Depending on the evaluator, Brown is either a stud who was worthy ofbeing a first-rounder or an inconsistent sort who left onlookers wanting more. The Eagles need linebackers so they will see what Brown can do for them.47. New York Jets: Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina, WR
48. New England Patriots: Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia
49. San Diego Chargers: Kendall Reyes, DE, Connecticut
50. Chicago Bears: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State51. Philadelphia Eagles: Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida - They shipped Asante Samuel before the draft so Robinson steps into nickel corner role.52. Tennessee Titans: Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana
53. Cincinnati Bengals: Vinny Curry, Marshall, DE
54. Detroit Lions: Dwight Bentley, CB, La-Lafayette
55. Atlanta Falcons: Dwayne Allen, Clemson, TE
56. Pittsburgh Steelers: Alameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington57. Denver Broncos: Brock Osweiler, Arizona State, QB - Yes, theBroncosadded that Peyton Manning guy, but who knows if he will make it through the entire season and the backup position is Tebow-less.Denver can groom the 6-foot-8 Osweiler behind the future Hall of Famer.58. Houston Texans: Mitchell Schwartz, T, California
59. Green Bay Packers: Devon Still, DT, Penn State
60. Baltimore Ravens: Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California
61. San Francisco 49ers: Amini Silatolu, Midwestern State, G
62. New England Patriots: Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson63. New York Giants: Jeff Allen, G, Ilinois - The offensive line is aging and frankly, not that impressive despite the Super Bowl winning run. Allen can play inside and out, but figures to play guard on the pro level.Third Round64. Indianapolis Colts: Kelechi Osemele, G, Iowa State
65. St. Louis Rams: Ronell Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma
66. Minnesota Vikings: Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest
67. Cleveland Browns: Derek Wolfe, DE, Cincinnati
68. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State69. REDSKINS: Zerbie Sanders, OT, Florida State - Sticking to my earlier predictionof the massive four-year college starter being the pick, especially with linebackers Kendricks and Wagner off the board. The alternative in this scenario would be grabbing a corner like Louisiana-Lafayette's Dwight Bentley or Oklahoma's Jamell Fleming. An outside the box pick could Georgia tight end Orson Charles.

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10 Questions in 10 days: What is Kevin O’Connell's new role in Redskins offense?

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10 Questions in 10 days: What is Kevin O’Connell's new role in Redskins offense?

With Redskins Training Camp set to begin July 26th, JP Finlay takes a look at 10 of the most pressing questions for the Burgundy and Gold. 

No. 10: Major questions at linebacker on Redskins depth chart 

No. 9: What is Kevin O’Connell's new role in Redskins offense?

It might be hard to remember now, but there was a week late last season for the Redskins where most informed people considered Kevin O'Connell on his way out. The talented young quarterbacks coach was being pursued by Chip Kelly to be offensive coordinator at UCLA, and the smart money suggested O'Connell would take the job. 

Except he didn't. 

O'Connell decided to stay with the Redskins and continue to work on Jay Gruden's staff. In turn, Washington promoted O'Connell to passing game coordinator, a new title that likely means much more involvement in game-planning. 

Working for Gruden comes with some perks. Sean McVay ran the offense for Gruden for a few seasons and landed a prime head coaching job with the Rams. McVay has plenty of his own talent, but throughout the NFL, Gruden's offense is widely respected. 

How will O'Connell's influence shape things this fall?

Consider that he deserves some credit for Kirk Cousins improved play out of the pocket in 2017. Now combine a coach that schemes plays for QBs on the move with new Washington passer Alex Smith, a strong runner and serious athlete, and this offense could look much more mobile in 2018. 

Gruden still has the final call on gameday, but O'Connell's voice will matter this year, more so than before. Bill Callahan and Matt Cavanaugh retain their roles and prominence in the offensive game-planning, for sure, but as Washington imports more run-pass option plays and QB movement, know that O'Connell is playing his part. 

Things will look different with Alex Smith running the Redskins offense than they did with Kirk Cousins at the helm. 

Just remember, O'Connell didn't turn down a job in Hollywood for no reason. 

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Need to Know: The best receivers the Redskins will face in 2018

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Need to Know: The best receivers the Redskins will face in 2018

Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 17, nine days before the Washington Redskins start training camp.  

The five best pass catchers the Redskins will face in 2018

This week we’ll be looking at the best of what the Redskins will face during the 2018 season. Today the pass catchers are up. They are roughly ranked 2017 receiving yards, although I did some juggling based on offseason moves and other factors. Prior to this, we looked at the best teams and quarterbacks

Julio Jones, Falcons—Somehow the perception is that he had an off year in 2017 even though he still had 1,444 yards receiving. His touchdowns were down; his total of three TDs was a career worst for a full season. Still, he’s a beast to try to cover and even if you have him perfectly covered he can still make the catch on you. 

DeAndre Hopkins, Texans—Despite working with some shaky quarterbacks, Hopkins has managed to gain over 1,100 receiving yards in three of the last four seasons. He is a highlight show regular and his 13 touchdowns led the league in 2017. 

Michael Thomas, Saints—The third-year player doesn’t have high name recognition outside of New Orleans and maybe fans of the other NFC South teams. Defensive coordinators certainly don’t sleep on him. Thomas is as consistent as they come, posting nine games with 80 or more receiving yards last season. 

Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals—I keep wondering when he will show signs of his age (he’ll be 35 before the season starts). He didn’t last year, posting 109 receptions despite the fact that his quarterbacks were an aging Carson Palmer plus journeymen Blaine Gabbert and Drew Stanton. 

Mike Evans, Buccaneers—At 6-5, he is able to physically beat most cornerbacks. Evans will turn 25 just before the season starts and he got a five-year, $82.5 million contract extension. He is worth every bit of it. If Jameis Winston gets a big contract (something that is up in the air right now), he owes a good chunk of it to Evans. 

Best of the rest: T.Y. Hilton, Colts; Davante Adams, Packers; Alvin Kamara (RB), Saints; Zach Ertz (TE), Eagles

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Timeline 

Days until:

—Training camp starts (7/26) 9
—Preseason opener @ Patriots (8/9) 23
—Roster cut to 53 (9/1) 46

The Redskins last played a game 198 days ago. They will open the 2018 NFL season at the Cardinals in 54 days. 

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