We've come to the end, and end that's really a beginning. Mock draft season is now over for 2016 with my final NFL Mock Draft up on CSNmidatlantic.com. Check out the entire two-rounder, but since you're here for thoughts on the Washington Redskins, here are the two selections I made for the Burgundy and Gold in version 9.0 along with some other notes.
21. Washington Redskins: Karl Joseph, SS, West Virginia
Needs: DL, S, WR. Who best defines GM Scot McCloughan's definition of "football player" and can fill in one of the team's holes? Alabama ILB Reggie Ragland? Baylor nose tackle Andrew Billings? TCU receiver Josh Doctson? All are available in the mock and all would help current concerns. Same goes for Joseph, who doles out punishment one slobber-knocking hit at a time. He's also no one-trick pony; Joseph was leading FBS with five interceptions before suffering a knee injury. That injury is what held him out of most first-round mocks until recently. No projected trades in this mock, but the Redskins could ponder moving down a few spots and still get their guy unless Joseph's stock is truly soaring. It's clear the buzz is growing for such an imposing element at safety. Washington should have strong defensive line choices in round two.
No doubt I've grown fond of the idea of adding Joseph and even more so after the Josh Norman signing. That said, the beauty of Washington's situation this season that it's possible a viable player for all their need issues will be available at 21 and possibly later in round one should they trade down.
* Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia -- The Redskins secondary would go from constant butt of jokes to best unit on the team within one week, right?
* Jarran Reed, NT, Alabama -- Can't forget Washington allowed 4.8 yards per carry last season. Adding a young monster is ideal. It's just that the depth is such that player could come on Day 2
* Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama -- Forget "value" and think about an offensive line with Kelly, Brandon Scherff, Morgan Moses and Trent Williams. Top 5 in NFL in 2017?
* Josh Doctson, WR, TCU -- My favorite of the receiver class. Has the entire size, speed and hands package. Would be likely No. 1 receiver in 2017.
* Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama -- The Redskins don't have a long-term answer at inside linebacker and the hard-hitting Ragland is a defensive tone-setter.
If any of these players are the first one added by Washington, cool.
53. Washington Redskins: Austin Johnson, DT, Penn State
The Redskins get a defensive lineman. Johnson brings impressive size at 6-foot-4, 314 pounds and also production. He had six sacks and 15 tackles for loss last season with the Nittany Lions. Nobody should have an issue if the Redskins target a big receiver or defensive back here.
Other players to keep an eye on in this range include Florida DL Jonathan Bullard, Pittsburgh WR Tyler Boyd and Notre Dame C Nick Martin.
* If Joseph isn't the call in round one, Duke's Jeremy Cash and Boise State's Darius Thompson are legit options in round 3.
* Whether the Redskins stay with eight picks (doubtful) or get to McCloughan's desired amount of 12, I'd be stunned if they didn't select a Day 3 quarterback. Breaking Burgundy recently spoke with one of those possible options, Stanford's Kevin Hogan.
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