Washington Redskins: 2012 7-Round NFL Mock Draft

By Emmanual Benton

With the 2012 NFL Draft quickly approaching, I thought I’d take a swing at formulating a full Washington Redskins Mock Draft. Washington already made a monumental trade with the St. Louis Rams – swapping their 2012 first rounder, 2012 second rounder, 2013 and 2014 first round picks to move up from #6 to #2 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Here are Washington’s current draft picks:

  • 2nd Overall
  • 3rd
  • 4th
  • 4th
  • 5th
  • 6th
  • 7th

Compensatory picks have not been distributed. Washington will likely seek to add more picks via player trades and/or trade downs.

Let’s Mock!

With the 2nd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins select: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor 

  • Absolutely no surprise here. Barring any draft day surprise, RG3 will fall to the Redskins, filling a need Washington has attempted to solve for years.


With their 3rd round pick, the Washington Redskins select: Dwight “Bill” Bentley, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette

  • At 5ft 10, 182 lbs, Bentley is just a scrappy football player. He was apart of the South Team coached by the Redskins staff at the senior bowl, where he flashed great ability. The Redskins need to continue building their secondary.


With their 4th round pick, the Washington Redskins select: Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma  

  • I’m banking on Broyles to be available in the 4th round. Broyles tore his ACL last November which ended his career at Oklahoma. Therefore, he will not be able to workout prior to the draft, however, his production speaks for itself. He’s been one of the more productive receivers in collegiate football. Has a knack for making yards after contact. NFL Network Draft Guru, Mike Mayock has Broyles on his “Top 5 Value Players” list. He can play slot and can be a vertical threat. Not to mention, he can return kicks and punts. Due to the injury, Broyles has been slotted between mid 3rd to late 4th. Getting him here would be a steal.


With their 4th round pick, the Washington Redskins select:  Brandon Taylor, S, LSU 


  •  Here’s a guy the Washington Redskins like. Taylor was a part of the South Team that the Redskins staff coached during the Senior Bowl. They’ve also met with him a few times after the Senior Bowl. Taylor has an underrated skill-set and reminds me a bit of Ryan Clark. He’s a swing player, as he can play both Free and Strong safety. I’ve seen mocks with Taylor going anywhere from mid 3rd to early 5th.


With their 5th round pick, the Washington Redskins select: James Brown, OT, Troy

  • Brown was on the South Team that the Redskins staff coached during the Senior Bowl. He had a good showing at the Senior Bowl. He’s an athletic guy and a versatile player.


With their 6th round pick, the Washington Redskins select: Adam Gettis, G/C, Iowa

  • Gettis had a good pro day, and his stock has risen. He’s a great fit for the zone blocking scheme. Ran a blazing 4.91 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, proving his athleticism. He’s a versatile player, and a guy with upside.


With their 7th round pick, the Washington Redskins select: Micheal Smith, RB, Utah State
  • No matter how deep a Mike Shanahan running back stable gets, he seems to always draft them. Micheal Smith is a sleeper in this draft. Small, yet displays natural ability to makes cuts and decisive decisions. He’s overlooked due to Robert Turbin getting most carries, however, averaged 7.0 yards per carry with limited touches.


Mock drafts are created to be mocked, so mock away!!!

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