So with the end of the Redskins season its time now to get into what makes teams great, the offseason. Washington has now been able to start identify the big needs and hopefully can now make some changes. Now I wont predict FA signings since they are almost impossible right now so I’ll only do a 7 round mock.
2ND ROUND- DAVID AMERSON S NC STATE
David Amerson is one of those guys I consistently go back and forth with about what he could be in the NFL. I watch him as a CB and I know he can’t be it in the NFL, but I do feel with his ball hawking ability he could make a very good FS in the NFL. Amerson will provide some stability to the FS position finally and allow Washington to finally feel comfortable on the back end. This video below gives you a solid viewing of Amerson the CB and what he could become as a S.
3RD ROUND- BRENNAN WILLIAMS OT NORTH CAROLINA
Brennan had a down year for UNC and mainly due to his shoulder injury. Reports so far are that he’s doing well and should have no problem playing next year. Brennan is a very athletic OT who would be able to come in right away and be the starter at RT for the Washington Redskins
4TH ROUND- SANDERS COMMINGS CB GEORGIA
Like KC, Commings is a favorite of mine in the 2013 class. An athletic CB who plays the ball well, Commings has proven to be a very good coverage CB. With the talent Commings has, he could very well come in day 1 and lock down the #2 CB position. Below is a very solid video of a Commings against Tennessee
5TH ROUND- JONATHAN CYPRIEN SS FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL
This is one of my sleeper picks of the year with Jonathan Cyprien. Jonathan is a lesser-known safety from FIU, but plays a very physical game. Effective in the run game as well as coverage, Cyprien has proven to be a guy who can be relied upon in the secondary. Check out this video below of Cyprien against Western Kentucky
5TH ROUND- DENNIS JOHNSON RB ARKANSAS
Come on guys its Mike Shanahan did you not expect me to have us draft a RB? With the question of whether Roy Helu can come back healthy from his foot issues, Washington needs to look for an upgrade over Evan Royster. Johnson has been a very good RB at Arkansas who had some fumbling issues, but when given the opportunity he’s always made the most of it. Look for Johnson to come in and be a very good 3rd down RB right away. Here’s a pretty solid cut up of Johnson against multiple teams in 2011
6TH ROUND- JASPER COLLINS WR MOUNT UNION
One of my favorite small school prospects this year, Collins is another one of the good WR’s to come out of Mount Union. Collins has a little Garcon to his game with his ability to go across the middle and make the tough catches, but also doesn’t have the same speed that Garcon has. Collins is one of those guys who will make a contribution early on whether it is special teams or anything else and work his way up the depth chart.
7TH ROUND- STEVE GREER ILB UVA
With the final pick in the 7 round mock, the Washington Redskins have selected Steve Greer an ILB from UVA. Greer has been a starter for a long time at UVA and has experience in both the 4-3 and 3-4 fronts. Greer isn’t a burner at LB and won’t wow anyone with his athletic numbers, but he just gets the job done and is in the right place at the right time.
So with those picks done Washington has now added some help at positions that are currently lacking. While the Redskins take 2 O guys later, both Johnson and Collins can provide immediate results. As seen throughout the 2012 season, the D and in particular the secondary needs big upgrades and the get it with Amerson, Commings and Cyprien. Look for the 2013 class here to help provide a big upgrade to the Redskins team overall.
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