Washington Redskins Mock Draft: 7-Round Predictions

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Nov 9, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Devin Street (15) celebrates with offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings (68) and tailback Isaac Bennett (34) after a touchdown in the second quarter against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

To think that only a few years ago that the Washington Redskins had so much promise. They seemed to have their quarterback situation figured out and their defense looked like it was heading in the right direction. Unfortunately for all of the Redskins’ fans, that year was an outlier to their team’s trend of the past decade.

The Redskins’ quarterback situation is an utter mess. Their defense was disgraceful and it seems like every few years the Redskins are rebooting.

With that being said, the Redskins have a few nice pieces already on their team. The Redskins wide receiving corps is legitimate, with DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garçon and Andre Roberts, and Alfred Morris is a talented back. The Redskins signed Chris Culliver, who is a solid cornerback, and Ryan Kerrigan is a force on the edge of their defense. Along with them, the Redskins were able to land Terrance Knighton on a very team friendly, one year deal, which will instantly improve the Redskins run defense and will give them a legitimate force in the middle of their defense.

Before getting into the mock draft, let’s take a look at the Redskins needs heading into the draft:

  • Cornerback: The Redskins probably needed to acquire two cornerbacks this offseason and thus far they’ve only signed Chris Culliver. The Redskins could use a day two pick to address this need.
  • Right Tackle:  The Redskins are in desperate need of a right tackle. Luckily for them, there are quite a few tackles in this draft, so the Redskins could use one of their top two picks to address this need.
  • Safety: The Redskins acquired two safeties this offseason, but they needed more than just bodies. Dashon Goldson has been terrible the past two seasons and Jeron Johnson is an unproven commodity. The Redskins would be wise to invest in another safety via the draft.

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