The Washington Redskins hold the 21st pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Dependng on what happes in free agency, there are definitely plenty of areas to address: defensive line, secondary, wide receiver, etc. General manager Scot McCloughan has hinted again towards selecting the best player available. Here is what the experts are thinking in their latest mock drafts.
BB: Another disruptive force in the middle of Alabama's pro-like defensive line that is versatile enough to play both the 3-technique and nose tackle. For a 6-3, 315 pounder Robinson is rather athletic and had one of his best games against none other than elite running back Leonard Fournette of LSU. With current uncertainty along the defensive line, Robinson provides stability and help to edge rushers like Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith.
"The Redskins continue to build through the trenches and secure one of the most talented defenders in the draft."
BB: On the field Nkemdiche is compared to last year's sixth overall pick Leonard Williams. For a near 300-pounder, he is athletic enough to easily change directions and has fluid body movements. His power allows him to camp out in the opponent's backfield, but the off the field concerns exist. Nkemdiche was charged with marijuana possessions and was suspended by Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze prior to the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Breaking Burgundy film analyst Paul Conner examined Nkemdiche's work on the field.
"They need help up front with the potential loss of some free agents, and this is a kid scouts are raving about."
BB: With the likes of Jarran Reed, A'Shawn Robinson, and Robert Nkemdiche going earlier in Prisco's mock, the Redskins are predicted to have possibly reached for the likes of Jones. He's had flashes of brilliance during his college career and has a high ceiling if developed correctly. For now, most project Jones in the second round. Then again if McCloughan nabs the former Bulldog, I do not think anybody is going to complain too much because the head scout is quite frankly smarter than us.
"Needs: DL, S, ILB. The run-stuffing Reed was the pick at 21 in the previous mock. No reason for a change after the motoring lineman chased down runners and shed blockers throughout Senior Bowl week. Biggest questions are will Reed be available and will GM Scot McCloughan target a defensive lineman in round one. Another Alabama product, Reggie Ragland, would address concerns at inside linebacker. Defensive backfield concerns put the likes of Ohio State CB Eli Apple in play. Baylor speedster Corey Coleman could happen if Washington doesn't keep DeSean Jackson and his $9.2 million salary cap hit."
Speaking of Ben, he discussed his choice of Reed at 21 on CSNmidatlantic.com
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