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UPDATED: Redskins Mock Draft Tracker

Posted by Chris Herting on April 24, 2013 – 8:15 am

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Please note that these posts do not indicate any plans for the draft, yet is simply a look, for your enjoyment, at potential prospects at pick No. 51.

Two newcomers (D.J. Swearinger and D.J. Hayden) along with one name repeated twice (Johnthan Banks) headline our last and final mock draft tracker. (Yesterday, Redskins Blog profiled Banks’ teammate Darius Slay)

Here’s a quick recap of who the experts have picked over the course of our eight mock draft tracker installments (click on the name for each players’ complete combine profile). Listed in order of position, there have been eight different cornerbacks, six different safeties, one defensive end and one defensive tackle linked to your Redskins this spring – this is just in the five mock drafts that we’ve tracked. Many more names have popped up over the last few months.

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UPDATED: Redskins Mock Draft Tracker

Posted by Chris Herting on April 17, 2013 – 8:01 am

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There’s a newcomer in this week’s Mock Draft Tracker and it shouldn’t surprise you if we said that this player comes from Southern Methodist University (SMU). The Redskins have drafted three players (Aldrick Robinson – D6-‘11, Josh LeRibeus – D3-’12, Richard Crawford – D7-’12) out of the SMU program in recent years so it wouldn’t come as a shock to see the team go in that direction once again.

What may surprise you about this particular player is the position that he plays.

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UPDATE: Redskins Mock Draft Tracker

Posted by Chris Herting on April 10, 2013 – 12:00 pm

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Since we last updated the Redskins Mock Draft Tracker, the team has re-signed CB DeAngelo Hall and QB Rex Grossman and added QB Pat White who brings a run/pass dimension similar to QB Robert Griffin III. More likely than not the team will not carry four quarterbacks into the season and White’s long-term role remains to be seen, but he at least provides the Redskins with a mobile quarterback while Griffin III is on the mend.

Re-signing cornerback DeAngelo Hall helps provide depth in the secondary heading into OTAs and offers a little bit of leeway in the draft; however, the team most likely will still need to address the secondary come April.

So how do these moves affect the experts’ Mock Draft predictions?

Headlining the Mock Drafts for the Redskins is cornerback Darius Slay from Mississippi State who was featured in two of the updated boards. Here’s an updated look at the Mock Draft boards including an addition of a prospect that may intrigue you Redskins fans!

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UPDATE: Redskins Mock Draft Tracker

Posted by Chris Herting on April 3, 2013 – 8:15 am

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The team has continued to stay busy in free agency since we last updated you on our Mock Draft Tracker. The signing of unrestricted free agent LB Darryl Tapp brings on board a veteran presence in the locker room, an outside pass rush and a solid special teams contributor to help fill the void left by Lorenzo Alexander.

They’ve also re-signed TE Fred Davis and agreed to terms on a deal sealing the return of CB DeAngelo Hall.

So how do these moves affect the experts’ Mock Draft predictions?

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UPDATE: Redskins Mock Draft Tracker

Posted by Chris Herting on March 27, 2013 – 8:54 am

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The team announced last week that they had signed CB EJ Biggers from Tampa Bay reuniting him with Redskins secondary coach Raheem Morris. Morris has high remarks for the fourth year pro out of Western Michigan telling ESPN 980, “He has elite qualities. He’s a fast guy, who could really stick you in coverage.”

Regardless, what the move does mean is that the Redskins addressed some of the need in the secondary with the signing of Biggers, a capable corner who started 12 games last year for the Buccaneers. What still remains is that the team will most likely continue to add depth even if they believe Biggers has the qualities of a prototypical “shutdown” corner in this league.

Fact of the matter is that the NFL nowadays is a passing league and most teams prefer to have three or more cornerbacks on the roster who are capable of covering elite NFL wideouts.

So here’s an updated look at various Mock Draft boards and a few players the experts think the Redskins may have their eye on. Consensus is still with the Redskins selecting secondary help but the players are still in flux with Blidi Wreh-Wilson (CB, Connecticut) as the only player repeated in the mocks below. Keep in mind that this is not an exact science but, according to scouts, there are some very talented players left on the board at number 51.

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UPDATE: Redskins Mock Draft Tracker

Posted by Chris Herting on March 19, 2013 – 3:45 pm

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Last year, the impact player of the draft was quarterback Robert Griffin III, who joined forces with running back Alfred Morris for immediate rookie impact.

This year, the Redskins will again be looking for a player that can come in and contribute right away. The difference this year is the team will have to wait until the second round to find said player. But have no fear: a playmaker can be found at number 51.

With the release of CB DeAngelo Hall, it goes without saying that the roster is pretty slim in the secondary which means the team will certainly need to address the position in the draft, barring any trades or free agent signings.

The good news for Redskins fans is that this year’s draft is incredibly deep in the secondary with talented players across the board. Consensus among NFL experts is that this draft class has upwards of double-digit safeties and cornerbacks with NFL-starter caliber skills whom could have an immediate impact and should be available deep into the second round.

The uncertainty is what order they will come off the board. So let’s go ahead and take a look at our updated Mock Draft Tracker and a few players the experts think the Redskins may have their eye on. Read more »


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Redskins Mock Draft Tracker

Posted by Chris Herting on March 6, 2013 – 2:54 pm

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The NFL Scouting Combine is complete and national pundits have updated their draft boards to include their most recent evaluations of the prospects. Many of the more well-known draft boards only offer opinions on the first round of the NFL Draft, and considering that the Redskins don’t pick until the second round (51st overall), well, projecting the first thirty two picks simply doesn’t address the interests of Redskins fans.

So, we searched the internet for those next level mock drafts that provide a broader scope and offer complete analysis on how this year’s draft may unfold.

Although opinions on the exact players that the Redskins will draft vary, the common consensus remains that the Redskins will address needs in the secondary when the team selects at number fifty one.

Updated with the most recent projections, here’s the first installment with some of the players who experts around the league predict could be wearing the burgundy and gold come April.

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Make An Accurate Mock Draft, Win Prizes

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 19, 2012 – 5:31 pm

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With one week to go before the start of the 2012 NFL Draft, almost every possible angle has been taken with regards to Redskins mock drafts.

That is, every angle except yours.

Now, you have the opportunity to predict that first round of the NFL Draft and possibly win prizes from the fine people over at ESPN.  You have full access to any eligible player in this year’s draft, and can pick a straight-forward or off-the-wall draft board.

Here’s the deal:

No purchase necessary.

You’ll get four points for correctly matching the player with the actual draft slot, three points for being one off the actual slot, two points for being two off the actual slot and one point for being three off the actual slot. Remember, you’re matching the player with the draft slot, not necessarily the team (as that can change during the draft because of a trade). Read more »


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PFW Mock Draft Suggests Luck A Better Fit

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 12, 2012 – 11:57 am

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[Editor’s Disclaimer: The thoughts and sentiments expressed in this post belong to the author(s) and are not intended to reflect those of the team.]

With exactly two weeks until the first round of the draft, the flow of conventional wisdom is beginning to change course.  With experts willing to consider every “long shot” and “outside opportunity” in the lead up to the draft, every dark horse will become a favorite, and vice versa.

At least that’s the feeling by some draft experts concerning the No. 1 overall pick.

Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck has been lauded as the best quarterback prospect since 1983, but is a step slower and a Heisman trophy short of Robert Griffin III.  Does that make enough difference to change the Colts’ mind with the No. 1 overall selection?  Probably not, but Pro Football Weekly’s Nolan Nawrocki thinks it might.

Like most draft experts, Nawrocki is an opinionated guy, and has a history of inflammatory takes on quarterbacks (remember the fraudulent Cam Newton?).  However, in the name of “best fit,” he makes a compelling case for why Luck may fall to No. 2 and everyone would end up happy: Read more »


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Mock Drafts: The Downside Of Trading Up

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 5, 2012 – 11:39 am

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When the Redskins made the move from No. 6 to No. 2 in April’s draft, it was instantly one of the biggest trades in franchise history.  As general manager Bruce Allen explained to the media in subsequent weeks, the Redskins put themselves in position to take an elite quarterback, addressing their area of greatest need.

As reports indicated, the move opened doors to adding playmakers in free agency.  It was also suggested that the timing of the trade was arranged by the Rams, and the price was the team’s last best offer.  Speculation suggests that other teams were in the market for the pick and may have paid more, closer to the draft.

But one tiny drawback to making the move early, is the loss of the mock draft madness that accompanies the road to the Draft.  Sure, there’s still some mystery as to who the Redskins will land, but it’s been all but narrowed down to one of two players.

Both ESPN draft experts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay weighed in with their latest mock drafts, the first since the Redskins made the trade.  Let’s just say, the picks aren’t that surprising, but the analysis is intriguing: Read more »


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