2019 NFL Mock Draft: A changing of the guard in NYC

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 07: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers in the third quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 07: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers in the third quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /
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ORLANDO, FL – SEPTEMBER 01: Deionte Thompson #14 of the Alabama Crimson Tide intercepts a pass in the end zone intended for Jaylen Smith #9 of the Louisville Cardinals in the second quarter of the game at Camping World Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL – SEPTEMBER 01: Deionte Thompson #14 of the Alabama Crimson Tide intercepts a pass in the end zone intended for Jaylen Smith #9 of the Louisville Cardinals in the second quarter of the game at Camping World Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

23. Washington Redskins

Drew Brees showed the world that the Washington Redskins defense, despite all their work is still well below the standard that can be considered good in the NFL. Their secondary was torched all night long, giving up a lot of big plays. They still don’t have anybody at safety who can cover the deep part of the field and make quarterbacks think twice about trying them deep. Deionte Thompson would be able to change that. He’s got the speed and acceleration to cover lots of ground, making plays on the football. He also is big and shows a willingness to drop down into the box and help against the run.