General manager Scot McCloughan has a track record of taking the best pick available if a suitable option to trade back is not available. This has caused everyone, including the experts, to have little consensus earlier in the mocking process of who the Washington Redskins select with the 21st overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft tonight.
Breaking Burgundy's Ben Standig revealed his final first and second round picks for the Redskins. Below are the final mock draft predictions for the Redskins from 20 different experts where it seems to that some consistency was finally reached.
"Center is arguably the biggest immediate need, so while you don't see many come off the board this early, the ones who do are usually plug-and-play guys, and Kelly certainly fits the bill."
"A physical tone-setter with a great motor, Reed would fit perfectly into the team Scot McCloughan is building."
"Butler is very gifted and he can move up and down the line of scrimmage."
"Reed is special, and the linebackers will love him. The Redskins were 26th against the run in 2015; that won't happen this year."
"The Redskins pluck a big-bodied space eater to plug in at nose tackle."
"Reed is a tremendous run stopper, and I believe he will keep getting better as an inside pass rusher and help Washington deal with Dallas' great offensive line and heavy running attack."
"Helps improve the Redskins' rub defense."
"Butler has big-time talent, and the ability to play 3-4 NT or 3-4 DE. Butler's upside might be too much to pass up for the Redskins."
"Losing Terrance Knighton hurts Washington's front line. Reed will collapse the pocket more often on pass plays than "Pot Roast" did."
"Reed is a pro-ready run defender who flashed better-than-expected pass rush skills at the Senior Bowl."
"An undisciplined version of Earl Thomas, Joseph flies around the field and is always hunting."
"He is the best pure safety in this draft. The Redskins have a glaring need, and they filled their corner need by signing Josh Norman."
"Tough, hard-nosed player who can shore up the middle of the Redskins defense and continue to become more physical, just the way Scot McCloughan wants it."
"Ragland can quarterback the middle of Washington's defense, which needs some more strength up the middle."
"Kelly's the best interior lineman in this draft and could go as high as the top 15."
"He’s a physically dominant wide receiver who cannot be jammed at the line of scrimmage. Like a young Anquan Boldin, Treadwell brings a huge catch radius and a tough-as-nails ability to pick up yards post-catch."
"Terrance Knighton signed with the Patriots, but the Redskins wanted a better, long-term option anyway, so here it is. There's a decent chance Jarran Reed will be available for Washington, and if so, the front office may just pull the trigger."
"The 6-foot-3, 311-pound Reed was a powerful defender for Alabama at the point attack. He is a strong run defender who fills his gap and is tough to move. Reed isn't much of a pass-rusher though, but he has quickness and athleticism to improve at getting after the quarterback in the NFL."
"Reed is arguably the best run stopper in the draft this year and has experience in a 3-4."
"A developmental prospect, and a very big man (6-3½, 323) with the ability not just to stuff the run but to power his way into the backfield, and more athletic than he first appears—he runs a 5.15 time in the 40."
Check out all of Breaking Burgundy's Mock Draft's here:
- April 25: Split decision - Reggie Ragland, Ryan Kelly, Laquon Treadwell, Karl Joseph
- April 18: Still getting defensive - Karl Joseph, Reggie Ragland, A'Shawn Robinson, Kenny Clark
- April 11: Alabama or Ohio State, or bust? - Jarran Reed, Eli Apple, Mackensie Alexander, Reggie Ragland, Ezekiel Elliott
- April 4: Potpourri of picks - Josh Doctson, William Jackson III, Kenny Clark, Reggie Ragland
- March 28: Big is beautiful - A'Shawn Robinson, Jarran Reed, Andrew Billings, Chris Jones, Noah Spence
- March 21: Crimson Tide certainty? - Jarran Reed, Reggie Ragland, A'Shawn Robinson, Ryan Kelly
- March 14: Best available not always big names - Leonard Floyd, Darron Lee, Andrew Billings, Ryan Kelly
- March 7: Secondary concerns - Mackensie Alexander, Eli Apple, Kendall Fuller, William Jackson
- February 29: Front-7 help at 21 - Jaylon Smith, A'Shawn Robinson, Reggie Ragland, Jarran Reed
- February 22: Big man alert - A'Shawn Robinson, Robert Nkemdiche, Chris Jones, Jarran Reed
- February 15: Redskins at 21, the original - Jarran Reed, Reggie Ragland, A'Shawn Robinson, Robert Nkemdiche, Jaylon Smith, Mackensie Alexander
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