Washington Redskins 7-Round Mock Draft: Post-Combine Edition

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Washington Redskins 7-Round Mock Draft: Post-Combine Edition

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The Washington Redskins are all about Robert Griffin III. After trading their first round NFL draft pick for this season to the St. Louis Rams in order to move up and select him, they floundered last year due to injuries and finished in last place in the NFC East with just three overall wins. The Redskins have a lot of work to do in the 2014 NFL Draft and free agency if they are to try and make it to the playoffs or at least compete in the NFC East next season.

Their biggest glaring weakness is of course in the offensive line. Not only are they lacking consistent interior guards, but they are also lacking depth at offensive tackle. RGIII needs players that can block for him, or he’s going to continue to get injured. On top of the offensive line, they desperately need another safety as well as help all over the field on defense. Luckily, this draft is very deep on good defenders that can be taken later in the draft.

There aren’t going to be enough draft picks for the Redskins to fill all the holes that they needs to this offseason, so I tried to not only select players that should be available, but players that could make immediate impacts for the team. Here is a 7-round 2014 mock NFL draft for Washington. Feel free to leave a comment in the section below if you have any suggestions for who else the Redskins should look at in the draft.

Taylor Sturm is a Columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TSturmRS, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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Round 1 (No Pick): Traded to St. Louis to Select Robert Griffin III

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It’s a shame that they can’t select in the first round, but RGIII looks like he’s worth it when he’s healthy.

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Round 2 (Pick 2): OG Gabe Jackson – Mississippi State Bulldogs

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Someone please block for RGIII. That’s the only thing that should be going through the GM’s mind when looking at his draft board. Jackson is a big, strong guard that should start immediately.

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Round 3 (Pick 2): WR Brandin Cooks – Oregon State Beavers

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Cooks ran a scorching 40-yard dash in the NFL combine and would be a great asset for RGIII. Pierre Garcon can’t be the only go to receiver this year or Washington will continue to lose.

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Round 4 (Pick 2): S Dion Bailey – USC Trojans

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Bailey is an elite athlete and, although shaky at times, looks the part of an NFL safety. He could take a while to get used to the NFL, but has the upside of being a long-term solution to the safety position for the Redskins.

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Round 5 (Pick 2): LB Lamin Barrow – LSU Tigers

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Barrow ran the third fastest 40 time of any linebacker at the combine. He’s a talented athlete that could be a huge surprise in training camp and possibly start for Washington.

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Round 6 (Pick 2): CB Andre Hal – Vanderbilt Commodores

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The Redskins will want to dip into the cornerback pool, but with so many other needs they probably shouldn’t until late in the draft. At this point, the top cornerbacks are long gone, but Hal showed out in the combine and had a very successful career for Vanderbilt. He’s an annoying cornerback that could be fit into Washington in the No. 4 or No. 5 spot almost immediately.

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Round 7 (Pick 2) OG Zach Fulton – Tennessee Volunteers

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Fulton didn’t get as much attention as the other members of the offensive line for Tennessee, but he played really well. He could be a pick that makes it onto the team as a back-up, maybe even starting in a year or two.


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