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Redskins 2019 Seven-Round Mock Draft 1.0

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Round 1, Pick 15: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

This pick makes perfect sense for the Redskins, the only question is will he be there? Haskins would be a perfect fit for Jay Gruden’s offense due to his style of play. Compared to Kyler Murray, Haskins is more of a pure pocket passer and that is the type of quarterback Gruden looks for. The Redskins have met with Haskins over the course of the pre-draft meetings, so the interest appears to be there. If Haskins does fall to the Redskins, it would be dumb to pass on him. 

Round 2, Pick 46: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

Harry is one of the most intriguing prospects in this years’ draft. He has elite height and has great athleticism. The Redskins have lacked a number one receiver for some time, and Harry has superstar potential. His stock has slipped a little bit, but that is due to other receivers having outstanding combines, pro days, and interviews. Harry did not really wow anyone in any of those but what does wow people is his tape. If Washington can get their hands on Harry, he could prove to be a weapon Washington has not had at receiver in a long time. 

Round 3, Pick 76: Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt

Williams draft stock has been falling as of late, but still possesses attractive qualities. At 6’4” and 32.5 inch arms, Williams has potential to be a shutdown corner at the pro level. With his size, he can defend any receiver in the NFL, even though he is not the fastest cornerback. He is already impressive in press coverage so if the Redskins do end up drafting Williams, they could have two good corners with him and Josh Norman.

Round 3, Pick 96: Khalil Hodge, LB, Buffalo

Hodge could replace linebacker Zach Brown, who was recently released. He plays with a unique combination of speed and intelligence. Whenever he sees a gap, Hodge times it perfectly so he is always the first one to the ball carrier. He’s one of the best tacklers in this draft class, as he very rarely misses a tackle on anyone. Hodge did play in a weaker conference but with his skill set, the Redskins could potentially get a day-one starter with this pick. 

Round 5, Pick 153: Keaton Sutherland, OG, Texas A&M

The Redskins offensive line is not horrible but it also has some room for improvement.  Sutherland would give the Redskins more depth at the interior offensive line position and a potential starter if the original starter gets hurt. Sutherland is a relatively average blocker and due to this he figures to take some time to develop in the NFL. He was very impressive during the East-West Shrine Game and improved during every practice. Sutherland has good size at 6’5”, 320 pounds, and with those intangibles he has potential to play tackle.

Round 5, Pick 173: Alex Bars, OG/OT, Notre Dame

Bars has ideal NFL size and technique, but he did suffer a knee injury that ended his last college season. At 6’6”, 312 pounds, Bars has the potential to play both guard and tackle in the NFL. In college he played both guard positions and right tackle. Bars possesses high IQ in pass blocking, which allows him to pick up blitzing linebackers with ease. Bars also has good quickness and would give the Redskins a good backup on the offensive line.

Round 6, Pick 206: Olamide Zaccheaus, WR, Virgina

Zaccheaus is a bit undersized at 5’8” but he was very productive at Virgina. This past season he had 93 catches, 1,058 receiving yards, and 9 touchdowns. In this mock, the Redskins already drafted N’Keal Harry and Zaccheaus would be a good compliment. He would play in the slot and since he played running back in high school, he has good field vision. That makes him very dangerous after the catch and his size makes him hard to tackle. 

Round 7, Pick 227: Markus Jones, Edge, Angelo State

Coming from a small school, Markus Jones will have a lot to prove. Angelo State is a Division-2 school and while he did not face the best level of competition, Jones did win the award for being the best defensive lineman at the D-2 level. Jones posted an impressive  62 tackles and 13.5 sacks. After losing Preston Smith in free agency, Jones could be a viable replacement. Although it may take some time for Jones to get used NFL speed and the talent level, Jones has potential to be a great pass rusher.

Round 7, Pick 253: Troy Reeder, LB, Delaware

Reeder is one of the top small school prospects in this draft. The only issue is he does not get recognition for it. Following the departures of Preston Smith and Zach Brown this offseason, linebacker is a huge need for Washington. After drafting Hodge in the 3rd round, the Redskins can double up at the position and draft Reeder here. Reeder was the leader of Delaware’s defense for three years and definitely left his mark. Reeder could be a one of the best diamonds in the rough if he gets the chance to prove himself.

 

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