NFL Draft: Day Two & Beyond!

The Redskins played supply and demand perfectly on Thursday night during the 1st round of the NFL Draft in Chicago.

In a sign that the long term planning continues, Washington selected TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson. Planning ahead is something that the team wouldn’t/couldn’t have done, under the war room leadership of “Captain Dan”. Gone is the “Future is Now” philosophy, different than the late, great, George Allen, in an important way, winning.

Returning starters DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, could both be gone following the 2016 season. Why? Because both will be north of 30 years old and their combined salaries would easily eclipse $20,000,000.00.

It is no secret that interior defensive lineman are a MAJOR need for the Burgundy & Gold, this is where the scarcity, or supply & demand came into play. Entering the 2016 draft, wide receivers, among a few other positions, were limited to a handful of “elite” prospects. Defensive tackle is a completely different story, with a dozen quality prospects, any of which could emerge as the best of the group.

Who are the best players still available? Plenty, in short, headlined by the six players who remained in the “green room” when the 1st round was complete. (Links to complete lists from both Pro Football Focus and former super scout Gil Brandt are at bottom of page)

LB Myles Jack
DT Chris Jones
LB Reggie Ragland
DT Jarran Reed
DT A’Shawn Robinson
DE Kevin Dodd

REMAINING TEAM NEEDS

The Redskins have seven selections remaining and we have identified six potential positions of need. The leftover pick (listed below under other) could be for a second receiver, second defensive lineman, a corner or offensive tackle. Players are listed in order of projected selection, the priority Washington uses with their picks will determine how high, or low on the list that players will be available.

LINEBACKER (INSIDE) (21)

Myles Jack- UCLA (61 245)
Jaylon Smith- Notre Dame (62 223)
Reggie Ragland- Alabama (62 252)
Kentrell Brothers- Missouri (61 235)
Joshua Perry- Ohio State (64 254)
Jordan Jenkins- Georgia (63 253)
Scooby Wright- Arizona (61 246)
Dominique Alexander- Oklahoma (60 220)
Tyler Matakevich- Temple (61 235)
Kyler Fackrell- Utah (65 250)
Cassanova McKinzy- Auburn (63 253)
Blake Martinez- Stanford (62 245)
Terrance Smith- Florida St (64 240)
Antonio Morrison- Florida (61 229)
Beniquez Brown- Mississippi St (61 238)
Josh Forrest- Kentucky (63 255)
Stephen Daniels- Boston College (60 243)
Jared Norris- Utah (62 240)
Nick Vigil- Utah St (62 235)
Nick Kwiatoski- West Virginia (62 235)
Eric Striker- Oklahoma (60 222)

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN (3-4 scheme) (23)

Andrew Billings- Baylor (62 310)
Jonathan Bullard- Florida (63 283)
Chris Jones- Mississippi State (66 308)
Jarran Reed- Alabama (64 313)
A’Shawn Robinson- Alabama (64 312)
Adolphus Washington- Ohio St (64 290)
Emmanuel Ogbah- Oklahoma St (64 275)
Maliek Collins- Nebraska (62 300)
Austin Johnson- Penn State (64 323)
Sheldon Day- Notre Dame (62 285)
DJ Reader- Clemson (63 325)
Hassan Ridgeway- Texas (63 320)
Antwuan Woods- USC (60 329)
Adam Gostis- Georgia Tech (65 282)
Quinton Jefferson- Maryland (64 291)
Willie Henry- Michigan (63 303)
Matt Ioannidis- Temple (64 285)
Charles Tapper- Oklahoma (62 282)
Anthony Zettel- Penn State (64 284)
Bronson Kaufusi- BYU (68 280)
Jihad Ward- Illinois (66 295)
Javan Hargrave- South Carolina St (62 309)
Shawn Oakman- Baylor (69 275)

CENTER (8)

Nick Martin- Notre Dame (65 301)
Max Tuerk- USC (66 285)
Jack Allen- Michigan State (62 296)
Evan Boehm- Missouri (63 310)
Graham Glasgow- Michigan (66 303)
Christian Westerman- Arizona St (Guard) (64 300)
Isaac Seumalo- Oregon St (64 310)
Joe Thuney- NC State (Guard/Tackle) (65 295)

RUNNING BACK (11)
Derrick Henry- Alabama (63 242)
Alex Collins- Arkansas (511 215)
DeVontae Booker- Utah (511 212)
Kenneth Dixon- Louisiana Tech (510 213)
Jordan Howard- Indiana (61 230)
C.J. Prosise- Notre Dame (61 220)
Keith Marshall- Georgia (511 219)
Kenyan Drake- Alabama (61 210)
Jonathan Williams- Arkansas (60 223)
Paul Perkins- UCLA (511 210)
Kelvin Taylor- Florida (511 207)

SAFETY (Some double as CB) (16)

Vonn Bell- Ohio State (511 205)
TJ Green- Clemson (63 205)
Jeremy Cash- Duke (62 210)
Su’a Cravens- USC (linebacker) (61 225)
Jayron Kearse- Clemson (65 220)
Keivarae Russell- Notre Dame (CB) (511 186)
Miles Killebrew- Southern Utah (63 230)
Sean Davis- Maryland (Corner) (61 200)
Jalen Mills- LSU (Corner) (60 196)
Darian Thompson- Boise State (62 212)
Tyvis Powell- Ohio State (63 210)
DeAndre Houston-Carson- W&M (CB) (62 195)
Cyrus Jones- Alabama (CB) (510 196)
Justin Simmons- Boston College (63 201)
K.J. Dillon- West Virginia (61 203)
Kevin Byard- Middle Tennessee St (511 217)

QUARTERBACK (10)

Connor Cook- Michigan State (64 220)
Christian Hackenberg- Penn St (64 228)
Cardale Jones- Ohio State (65 250)
Dak Prescott- Mississippi St (62 230)
Kevin Hogan- Stanford (64 218)
Jacoby Brissett- NC State (64 231)
Brandon Doughty- Western Kentucky (63 220)
Brandon Allen- Arkansas (62 210)
Jeff Driskel- Louisiana Tech (64 231)
Cody Kessler- USC (61 215)

OTHER (Wild Card?) (22)

WR Sterling Shepard- Oklahoma (511 193)
OT LeRaven Clark- Texas Tech (66 308)
CB Xavier Howard- Baylor (62 200)
WR Leonte Carroo- Rutgers (61 215)
OT Shon Coleman- Auburn (66 313)
WR Pharoh Cooper- South Carolina (511 207)
WR Charone Peake- Clemson (63 209)
OL Vidal Alexander- LSU (66 330)
CB Will Redmond- Mississippi St (60 186)
WR Kenny Lawler- California (62 195)
OT Kyle Murphy- Stanford (67 301)
CB Zach Sanchez- Oklahoma (511 179)
OT Joe Haeg- North Dakota St (66 293)
WR Jay Lee- Baylor (63 220)
WR Keyarris Garrett- Tulsa (64 221)
CB Maurice Canady- Virginia (62 195)
CB Rashard Robinson- LSU (62 175)
CB Jonathan Jones- Auburn (510 186)
WR Jordan Payton- UCLA (61 212)
WR DeRunnya Wilson- Mississippi St (65 215)
WR Duke Williams- Auburn (63 230)
WR DeMarcus Robinson- Florida (61 204)

The Redskins need for a young, potentially elite inside linebacker, was a constant among wish lists for many and Alabama thumper Reggie Ragland was consistently atop said lists. The SEC defensive player of the year accumulating 195 tackles, including 17 for loss, during his two years as a starter for the Crimson Tide.

Reports surfaced in the hours leading up to the start of the draft, that Ragland had an enlarged aorta. According to NFL insiders, seven teams considering Ragland don’t believe the medical condition will affect his career, but it bears close monitoring.

Cover Photo Courtesy @MockingTheDraft