Round 2: Gavin Escobar TE SDSU
Like KC, I’ve made my feelings well-known on Escobar. If Davis walks in FA then TE becomes a legitimate need for the Redskins and Escobar fits the bill as one of the best fits for this team. An underrated blocker and someone who makes plays catching the ball, Escobar would add a new dimension to the offense.
Round 3: J.J. Wilcox S Georgia Southern
I know I mentioned him as an option at 51, but on my personal big board I have Wilcox as a solid 3rd round pick. A natural athlete and someone who is raw at the S position, Wilcox needs coaching and technique refinement, but what he has is something that many players wish for and that’s his athletic ability. Look for Wilcox to make an impact for the Redskins long-term.
Round 4: B.W. Webb CB William and Mary
Rated as one of the top small school CB’s, Webb had a great post-season circuit and has shown teams he can be a very good slot CB early on. Webb has shown ability to make the big play as well as shut down his opponent. With the added dimension on punt return’s as well, Webb is a very solid pick here in round 4.
Round 5: Theo Riddick RB/WR Notre Dame
I know LL will be happy with this pick, but I do also see Riddick in the role that Brandon Banks attempted to occupy this year for the Redskins. With a good natural pass catching ability, Riddick would be able to step in right away as a 3rd down RB as well as a back in the triple option looks that Washington shows. Also the coach is Mike Shanahan you should always expect one RB every year
Round 5(From NE): Reid Fragel OT Ohio State
I don’t expect Mike Shanahan and company to take an OT early at all this year with the reports out that they are high on Tom Compton. I do expect them though to take one later in the draft to develop as a swing tackle in case of injury. Fragel made the move from TE to OT and every week showed improvement. While not anywhere close to a finished product, Chris Foerster is a very good OL coach and has improved the OL every year he’s been here.
Round 6: AJ Klein ILB Iowa State
As much as I love London Fletcher, the writing is starting to show on the wall that his time is coming up in DC. With that being said, I expect Keenan Robinson to take London’s spot on D and step in and play very well. Adding Klein is more so for depth in the LB spot and in the 6th round he was my top rated player available there. Look for Klein to provide solid depth even in his rookie year
Round 7: Bradley McDougald FS Kansas
While a 7th round pick, don’t be surprised if McDougald pushes for a roster spot early on and becomes one of the surprise picks of the 2013 draft class. While he doesn’t have the elite measurables, McDougald is a football player I trust to make plays. Being able to sit under and learn from Corey Lynch would be very important to his development as well. At this point too it would be a very solid pick and allow Washington to add to the Secondary
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