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NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah Releases First Mock Draft

Posted by Stephen Czarda on January 16, 2015 – 1:52 pm

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Just as the The Redskins Blog did yesterday with ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, today we take a look at what NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah has in mind for the Redskins at the fifth-overall selection in this year’s NFL Draft.

And just like Kiper Jr. and McShay who believe Randy Gregory and Shane Ray are fits for the Redskins, Jeremiah is thinking defensive end at this pick, only he sees USC’s Leonard Williams donning burgundy and gold one day.

In three full seasons at USC, Williams recorded 247 tackles and 20 sacks according to CFBstats.com.

As a freshman, Williams, playing defensive tackle, recorded 64 tackles, eight sacks and one interception to earn Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors.

In his sophomore season, Williams recorded 74 tackles and six sacks while also recovering two fumbles,

He then earned the following postseason recognition:

–ESPN.com All-American first team
Lindy’s All-American second team
–AP All-American third team
–CBSSports.com All-American third team
–Athlon All-American third team
–Phil Steele All-American fourth team
–SI.com All-American honorable mention
–All-Pac-12 first team
–USC’s Defensive Lineman of the Year

Then, as a junior, he recorded 80 tackles with seven sacks while being selected as an All-American by several media outlets.

After the 2014 season concluded, Williams announced his intentions to enter the NFL Draft on Dec. 29.


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One Response to “NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah Releases First Mock Draft”

  1. By wildbill1952 on Jan 19, 2015 | Reply

    Granted, the Skins need better defensive linemen to stop the run and create pressure up front. The why is simple enough, to stop the opposing team’s run game, which eats up the clock, makes manageable second and third downs, and pushes them over the goal on goal line stands.

    But for the Skins to have manageable second and third downs, to be able to push the LOS, to have a good run game and. most importantly to control the football for extended periods of time, the Skins need an offense. They have one of three QB’s with experience in this offense. They have a great pair of running backs, a group of WR’s who can create separation, and at least one TE who can be great if he remains healthy. They have an outstanding left tackle. What they are missing is two guards, a center and a right tackle to be a great offense. Even if you can’t get all four in a season, you have to start getting them eventually and you can’t get them all at once. If a defensive lineman could win ball games. Detroit would be in the Super Bowl.

    Williams is a great defensive lineman. But even if he is the next Suh, he is not going to produce as many wins as an improvement in the OL will. Fix the OL, fix the offense, win more games. Get anything else later. It’s as simple as that.

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