Last edited by Momma There Goes That Man; February-19th-2013 at 10:34 PM.
First of all haven´t had a lot of time this year to really track the pre-draft proces. So I rely on some mock sites and what I have seen durning the season. Normal I would go BPA, but kinda hard in a mock unless you are projecting every pick.
Our needs: Safety, Corner, TE (if sleepy doesn't resign), OT, WR (slot), NT, Depth at LB.
There will be WR's. A lot of interesting WR's and where they will go really depends on there workouts the next month. And I could see some drop to us. But at the end I think we will go for the plug and play safety, who will start from day 1.
If Elam is there, no brainer. He won't so then I would focus on Cyprien and Thomas (Phillip, Fresno). I really like Cyprien, only I believe Cyprien is a STRONG safety who is limited in coverage. I think we need more of a safety who can play center field and in that case Phillip Thomas is a better fit. At the senior bowl practise he just looked great in droppingback and he has some good INT numbers, so he must be doing something well (in the mountain west, what is pretty much pass happy).
With pick 51, the Washington Redskins select: Phillip Thomas, FS, Fresno State.
I love the third round, this is where you need to choose between the less talented player, physical wise, and the super athletic people but who didn't show it on the field or have issues.
We just picked up Thomas but I'm still looking at Rambo. I think he would fill the SS spot really nice. He is a good hitter, solid in coverage and has really good feel for the game. Only people will kill me if I pick two safety's after each other.
There might be a corner worth taking but I will go out of the box and pick up, Gavin Escobar. He is a hybrid TE. Saw some clips on youtube of this guy and I like it a lot. We like to move people around and also move Griffing around with boothlegs, playaction, etc. What I see then is that a Logan Paulsen get's free pretty easy but there it kinda stops. He catches and thats it. I think the Escobar can catch and then get more YAC. Do more with the ball in his hands. The TE looks to get open a lot in this scheme, so I like to add this guy as a upgrated weapon over the current TE's.
Jordan Reed could be an other option but I think his blocking skills are just not good enough for our off.
With pick 85, the Washington Redskins select: Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego St.
This is getting hard to project because all draftboards and mocks show different players here.
I think Xavier Nixon could be solid pick here. (yes I'm a Gators fan, how did you notice that ) He will be a good RT i.m.o. He has all the tools. Not the most athletic player but I think he can do it all.
With pick 116, the Washington Redskins select: Xavier Nixon, OT, Florida.
I want to take a shot at I player I think has a lot of talent but also lacks some technique.Tharold Simon. Long and plays very physical only he has some serious backpedel issues. I would want to work on that with him. He has a lot of natural talent, now he needs to put some serious effort in maximizing that by practising day in and day out his backpeddel and c.o.d. Don't think he will see the field a lot in year one, but he is talented.
With pick 147, the Washington Redskins select: Tharold Simon, CB, LSU.
Our second 5th rounder.
I took a hard long look at Brad Wing. A punter! Only he had a little down season this year and when doing some research on him I question if he is ready to enter the grown up world .
It looks like this guy is still in full college party mode. Nothing wrong with that, only I want our punter to be 100% pro. Don't underestimate the punter position, takes hard work. So I passed on that idea.
And went for Travis Johnson from San Jose St. This guy sounds like a less talented version of Ryan Kerrigan. He has been very productive with his hand in the ground, smart guy, very hard worker (not my opinion, that's what the draft world says). I think he can bring solid depth.
With pick 157, the Washington Redskins select: Travis Johnson, DE/OLB, San Jose St.
When scrolling threw the 6th round players I saw the name Josh Boyd come up. I remember him. He showed some flashes at DT. Maby he looked good because of Fletcher Cox, who is a beast, but I want to find that out on my own. Let's just draft him and see how he works out at DE in our scheme.
With pick 179, the Washington Redskins select: Josh Boyd, DT, Miss St.
I would take Marquess Wilson but I have this feeling that someone might take a shot at him at a higher round after his workouts. Because he has a interesting skills set. He is talented.
Then I found out about Jasper Collins. Yes, ofcours we have seen this guy dominate at Mount union . Okey nobody saw this man play football but he sounds very interesting. He doesn't have elite speed but he had quickness and good route running. He might be able to develop in a good slot WR. And which NFL team can say they have two Mount Union WR's on the field? No-one. Ready for division III WR domination! XD
With pick 212, the Washington Redskins select: Jasper Collins, WR, Mount Union.
Last edited by wilco_holland; February-20th-2013 at 06:59 AM.
Personally I look for shanny to go OT in 3 or 4 (assuming they don't sign one in FA)
Barry Cofield is LEGIT... no more nonsense about we need a "real" NT... HE IS THE REAL DEAL!!!! He goes to the Pro Bowl this year, book it!!!
There's no chance Tavon Austin could fall to #51 is there?
Part of me wonders if Tavon runs in the high 4.4's to the mid 4.5's if he'd slip in the draft. His game isn't really all about straight line speed, so it's possible he could post a low Combine time and fall because of it. But he'd have to run pretty bad for that to happen.
I find myself wishing Kelce would suffer a minor injury or fail a drug test or something, so that he'll fall to our pick in the 3rd. Not that I'm that selfish.
Austin will be interesting. I don't see him slipping. At worst I see him as one of the first picks in the second round. He's a dynamic playmaker type and I think one team will fall in love with him enough to make sure he doesn't slide.
I agree with above... he'd have to run poorly and maybe that would cause people to shy away because of the measurables. But I can't see him running much slower than a 4.5
WRs are tough to gauge. Sometimes a bunch will go real quick (2008 2nd round), and sometimes it's pretty slow (2011 draft 1st and 2nd round).
And there's usually a name or two to surprise us. AJ Jenkins was rated a late 2nd or 3rd rounder by a lot of places, then went to San Fran (and did nothing his first year).
In general I'd assume 6 WRs go before 51, that's slightly above the average number off the board at that point, so it's a good guess. Austin is more or less universally in the top 6 WRs, so unless something happens to drop him I'd assume he's gone before 51.
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