Washington Redskins 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Gruden’s last stand?

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 04: Quarterback Clayton Thorson #18 of the Northwestern Wildcats warms up before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 04: Quarterback Clayton Thorson #18 of the Northwestern Wildcats warms up before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /
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FORT WORTH, TX – DECEMBER 03: Justin Silmon #32 of the Kansas State Wildcats celebrates with Winston Dimel #38 of the Kansas State Wildcats after scoring a touchdown against the TCU Horned Frogs in the second half at Amon G. Carter Stadium on December 3, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX – DECEMBER 03: Justin Silmon #32 of the Kansas State Wildcats celebrates with Winston Dimel #38 of the Kansas State Wildcats after scoring a touchdown against the TCU Horned Frogs in the second half at Amon G. Carter Stadium on December 3, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

This pick is made by the frustration of a fan as much as anything else. I fully understand that there are coaches, Bruce Arians comes to mind, who would rather stick needles in their eyes than give up a roster spot to a fullback. But, there is no denying that certain running backs (Derrius Guice) run much more effectively following a fullback through the hole.

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Wouldn’t it be great to have a legitimate FB to clear the linebacker out of the way to give the RB that extra fraction of a second to make his way into the secondary. I’m not talking about a converted linebacker or tight end but an honest to God fullback whose full time job is to lead the ball carrier through the trenches.

How transcendent might it be to turn those third down and less than a yard plays into certain first downs instead of trying to pick up that critical one yard on a hope and a prayer? A player like Winston Daniel playing the role of road grader behind the likes of Brandon Scherff, Chase Roullier or Beau Benzschawel would be a refreshing change from throwing a pass on third and inches.

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In all likelihood a few of these names might change over the course of the next six months. But for now these are your ten new Redskins.