As we head towards the NFL post season and into the midst of bowl season, we present our second NFL mock draft of the 2017 class.
As always, we use the FanSpeak mock application, with computer AI making the selections for the other 31 NFL teams.
We are not projecting where players will be picked, simply selecting whom we believe would be the best fit, based on availability in this particular mock.
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16: R1 P16
S JABRILL PEPPERS
-Arguably the best all-around athlete in the draft, Jabrill Peppers would fill a glaring need on the Redskins defense… free safety. Projected by some as a coverage linebacker, Peppers has been clocked at 4.34 in the forty and would be a nice bookend with Su’a Cravens for years to come.
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48: R2 P16
LB RAEKWON MCMILLIAN
-The leader of the Buckeyes defense, Raekwon McMillan would be an absolute steal at pick #48. The top prospect in Georgia as a senior in high school, McMillan shocked many in the SEC by opting for Ohio State. A three-down athlete, McMillan is sideline to sideline and holds his own in coverage.
Westbrook the 32nd unanimous All-American in OU history, first since 2004.
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80: R3 P16
WR DEDE WESTBROOK
-With the future largely unknown surrounding Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, the Redskins need a deep threat and Dede Westbrook is just that. The Burgundy and Gold are still counting on 2016 #1 Josh Doctson, even so this Heisman finalist would be a superb addition.
108: R4 P5
DL EDDIE VANDERDOES
-The Redskins need to address the defensive line in the draft, not simply via free agency. Eddie Vanderdoes was among the top defensive tackles coming out of high school, choosing UCLA over Notre Dame in a heated recruiting battle. Injuries have kept him down, but his ceiling is sky high.
119: R4 P16
G ZACH BANNER
-The Redskins have two needs on the offensive line, a long term answer at left guard and a swing tackle to backup Trent Williams and Morgan Moses. The largest player in the class, 6’9″ 360 pound Zach Banner could compete at both right tackle and guard.
154: R5 P12
RB COREY CLEMENT
-The Redskins invested in Matt Jones in the 2015 draft, but the jury remains out on his long term value to the team. Robert Kelley has emerged this season, but selecting a back like Corey Clement, who can run both inside and outside, may add another weapon to Kirk Cousins’ arsenal.
195: R6 P16
DL DEANGELO BROWN
–DeAngelo Brown is considered by many the strongest player in college football. If they are going to continue to employ the 3-4 scheme, the Redskins need a stout nose tackle. Kedric Golston is aging and battling injury, while Ziggy Hood figure more as a nose in passing situations.
200: R6 P21
LB BEN BOULWARE
-The 3-4 defense demands a pair of strong inside linebackers. Will Compton and Mason Foster have worked hard and given 100%, but it’s time to make an investment outside of the waiver wire. Boulware is a throw back and much more efficient on early downs.
234: R7 P16
QB CHAD KELLY
-Will the ‘Skins eventually sign Cousins long term? If not, the future quarterback is likely not on the current roster. Colt McCoy is approaching 30 and rookie Nate Sudfeld a project, so a gunslinger like Chad Kelly, could be a long term option. The former Clemson QB is Jim Kelly’s nephew.
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