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Mayock Targets Receivers For Redskins

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on February 25, 2014 – 11:13 am



Last week NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock spent nearly three hours on a conference call breaking down the draft needs of every NFL team.

When he considered the Redskins, Mayock  predicted Washington would use it’s early second-round pick, which is actually No. 34, to bolster depth at wide receiver.

“I know Jay (Gruden) really well and Jay loves to throw the football, but from a Washington perspective, you’ve got Pierre (Garçon) and beyond that? (Aldrick) Robinson, is he going to develop?

“At 35, wide receiver kind of matches up with who Jay wants to be and Jay wants three, four, five quality wideouts, and he wants to push the ball down the field. He sits there early in the second round and who is going to be there, (Jarvis) Landry? I would sprint to the podium if I could get Landry at 35. (Odell) Beckham, Brandin Cooks from Oregon State, there are really good football players and wide receivers who can contribute immediately.”


Let’s take a look at two Bayou Bengals and a Beaver:

Jarvis Landry

jarvicsHeight: 6-feet

Weight: 195 pounds

40-yard dash: 4.77 seconds

Resume at a glance: Landry declared for the draft after an impressive junior campaign in which he led LSU in all three major receiving categories with 77 catches for 1,193 yards and 10 touchdowns. An All-SEC performer, Landry led the country with six third-down touchdown receptions. Landry reportedly injured his hamstring running the 40, which accounts for a mediocre time, but speed might not be the most vital part of his game anyway.Per the New Orleans Times Picayune, “Landry is generally considered a possession, or slot, receiver whose strengths are his toughness in traffic and strong hands that allow him to make difficult catches.”



Odell Beckham Jr.

OdellHeight: 5-feet-11-inches

Weight: 198 pounds

40-yard dash: 4.43 seconds

Resume at a glance: Beckham partnered with Landry in LSU’s wide receiver corps. He won the 2013 Paul Hornung Award presented to major college football’s most versatile player and was named to the All-SEC team as a an all-purpose player. Beckham passed the 1,000-yard mark as a receiver, averaged 26.9 yards per kick return and 10.1 yards per punt return. The receiver acted as scout team quarterback against LSU’s defense while the Tigers prepared to face Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M. Beckham nailed his Combine workout, which could boost him out of the Redskins’ range.



Brandin Cooks

BrandonHeight: 5-feet-10-inches

Weight: 189 pounds

40-yard dash: 4.33 seconds

Resume at a glance: Cooks won the 2013 Biletnikoff Award presented to college football’s best receiver. As a junior at Oregon State he set single-season Pac-12 records with 128 receptions and 1,730 receiving yards, the most in FBS. Cooks crushed his Combine workout, running the fastest 40 among wide receivers and set a record in the 60-yard shuttle (10.72 seconds). “This kid’s special with the ball in his hands,” Mayock said.



Watch Cooks blaze past the competition in Indianapolis.

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15 Responses to “Mayock Targets Receivers For Redskins”

  1. By abanig on Feb 25, 2014 | Reply

    Do you smell what Brandin is Cooks?

    If we so In fact take a WR at 34 (which I hope we don’t) I want a defensive lineman or linebacker, I do hope it’s Brandin Cooks.

    He reminds me of a young Santana Moss or Steve Smith

  2. By chris godbolt on Feb 26, 2014 | Reply

    NO MORE SHORT RECEIVERS PLEASE!!!!! We already have enough of these miniature receivers, we need a couple of big bodied receivers who can bang with the Shermans and Revises in the league….we been carrying these short receivers on the roster for too long and they produce nothing, we are no threat to any defenses because of our lack of a deep threat…Garcon can’t do it by himself…draft someone at least two inches taller than Garcon and who can catch!!!! Or turn Reed into a receiver and draft another tight end but please stay away from these short receivers…PLEASE!!!!!!

  3. By haslettsucks on Feb 26, 2014 | Reply

    I agree with Chris Godbolt, lets get bigger receivers to help RG3. I’m tired of us trying to throw to the smaller receivers. There is a 6’6” and a 6’5” receiver I would love to see us draft 1 if not both in this draft. Go back and remember the games the Cowboys had when they had to play against the taller receivers. They got their BUTTS kicked all over the field. I say we try to get FA for the Defensive side of the ball, Draft the 2 big receivers and go O-Line the rest of the draft. If it came down to a decision, Alex Mack, or Orakpo, I would get Mack in a heart beat.

  4. By Bigstef20 on Feb 27, 2014 | Reply

    No, to all three of them, I personally prefer us to go after Kelvin Benjamin, Martavis Bryant, Brandon Coleman, or Jordan Matthews in the draft, great tall receivers with good hands are the ones that we should be targeting this year HTTR

  5. By iamhoraceknight on Feb 27, 2014 | Reply

    Hopefully, we make a move and acquire an extra 2nd or 3rd round pick. The draft is very deep and we have a lot of holes to fill.

  6. By internetcareer on Feb 27, 2014 | Reply

    I don’t care if receives are short or tall. That never makes a difference but they must be a playmaker. Jarvis Landry reminds me of Pierre Garcon. Circus catches, excellent body control, doesn’t run a great 40 but nobody ever seems to catch him. Even looks like Garcon on the field and about the same height and weight. Imagine the Redskins with TWO Garcons on the field.

  7. By Herb on Feb 27, 2014 | Reply

    I like Brandon Cooks speed and almost everything about Landry But there are others: Donte Moncrief (6-3 4.40 40 ) Brandon Coleman (6-6 4.50 40) and there are others that will be there in the 3rd round and after.

  8. By southfloridaskin on Feb 27, 2014 | Reply

    Are you kidding me, a wide receiver, seriously! That is not what we need at this point, we need to get a top flight defensive back at this spot or package the pick for more picks, this draft is very deep and getting more picks might be the way to go. The last time the Skins were in this spot of the draft and took a wide receiver and that was a bust. I am not saying that we don’t need another wide receiver becasue we do, but it is not as big a need as defense. I love how people point to our receiving corp and say they are not that good, besides Garcon, I guess people forget we were without Jordan Reed for the second half of the season and Hankerson was very productive till he got hurt, couple that with Paulson’s emergence in the middle and short routes, things are not that bad, and if this coaching staff lets Morgan on the field instead of putting him in witness protection like the previous staff did, receiving corp can be productive, and we can use a middle to late round pick on a receiver. Plus the running game will be the key, if can control the ball and run the receivers will have more room to run with the linebackers and safties pulled up. Add to that the expected use of Helu and Chris Thompson in the Giovani Bernard role, the offense will bounce back. One note on the defense, hey Haslett, for the sack of this team please let Jenkins and Jackson in the game, they are fast and young and make impacts everytime they step on the field, and for the crying out loud please rotate players, our d-line and lb’s look like they are playing for an assisted living facility in the fourth quarter because they are spent from being on the field all game.

  9. By Travis Hale on Feb 27, 2014 | Reply

    Big WR’s needed? How About Devin Thomas or Malcolm Kelly? A couple of 2nd round picks that were big receivers. Neither did anything in the burgundy and gold. Ever heard of Steve Smith or Santana Moss? Both are playmakers. Moss was the best Cowboy killer we ever had. The Monday night 14-13 win will forever have a place in my heart. Who caught the two long TD passes? A 6’4″ BIG receiver? Nope. Just lil ol Santana Moss. It comes down to attitude…not size. I hope the Skins have Dee Ford fall to them at #34, but if it is a receiver I hope to get Cooks. He seems to have that special something you look for in a player. HTTR!

  10. By msb304 on Feb 27, 2014 | Reply

    Wide receivers, deep threat, seriously?? Since when has a Redskin quarterback had the time to wait for a route to develop?? The O-LINE is our biggest need.

  11. By Paul Williams on Feb 27, 2014 | Reply

    I think we need focus more on the defensive side look at a Safety and a Cornerback in Free Agents on the market picking up guy like Aqib Talib from the New England at Cornerback , Sam Shields from GreenBay , Brent Grimes from Miami. If it’s possible to get those guys if they decide go elsewhere don’t resign back to there teams. T.J. Ward at Safety from Cleveland be nice for us , but all those guys well most likely re – sign back to there teams

  12. By Curtis on Feb 27, 2014 | Reply

    Forget a WR. Take DB Kyle Fuller in the 2nd round, take best OG/C available in the 3rd and take LB Shayne Skov in the 4th. With Hall in his mid 30s we need another corner to pair with Amerson for the future. Fuller can play nickel immediately, probably start by seasons end and he’ll be an ace on special teams. Take the best OL in the 3rd as we need as much protection for RG as possible. Skov, if he is still there in the 4th would be the steal of the draft, i don’t care about his 40 time, if you watch him in big games, he shows up and is always around the football. Being stanford smart and being a 3 year starter will payoff in terms of being a leader as well.

  13. By Old skool on Mar 1, 2014 | Reply

    Draft top OL help to give RGIII time to have a better mental process and receivers time to get open. Secondly build the DL and then the Secondary; we have below average CB/S and then they can’t tackle;so I’d draft with the OL first, DL, and then secondary..go FA for maybe WR. 2015 promises to be a better year for FA..so save our money…we need to upgrade our farm system and scout system..how is it Seattle/SF/GB find talent after talent and develop their guys and our guys are average at best?

  14. By ZB90 on Mar 1, 2014 | Reply

    All i want is for us to get Brandin Cooks from OSU or Allen Robinson from Penn State. They would both provide much needed help for Pierre and RG3 Cooks would be a stretch to fall to us at this point but Robinson didnt run well (he has game speed) and would be a steal.

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