5 Prospects the Washington Redskins Should Target on Day 3 of the 2014 NFL Draft

By Daniel Schmelzer

Washington Redskins' Late-Round Draft Targets

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Day 3 of the draft does not get the same kind of attention the first, or even second day does, but there will still be players selected who will make an impact on NFL teams. The Washington Redskins have many holes to fill on their roster, some of which will have to be taken care of late in the draft. Here are five players they should be targeting on the last day of the 2014 NFL Draft.

5. DE/OLB Michael Sam

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5. DE/OLB Michael Sam

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Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan make a nice pass rush duo for the Redskins, but they could use some more depth at the position. He will be one of the most talked about prospects because of off-the-field stuff, but Michael Sam is a relentless pass rusher who could become a steal late in this draft. Sam is a pure pass rusher, and with Orakpo and Kerrigan aboard, Washington could pick specific spots to play Sam and bring him along slowly.

4. OG Spencer Long

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4. OG Spencer Long

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The Redskins have a need on the interior offensive line. Spencer Long would give them immediate depth and has the upside to eventually become a significant contributor. Long is a smart player who is never out of position. As a former walk-on, Long has worked hard to get where he is, and I think that will continue in the NFL. He will make the most out of his opportunity, and I think the Redskins should give him one.

3. OL Justin Britt

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3. OL Justin Britt

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Justin Britt is an offensive lineman who could bring some nice value late in the draft. He played both tackle positions in college, but he probably fits better as a guard to start his career. Britt is a strong player with impressive footwork. While his lack of athleticism probably rules out an opportunity to play LT in the NFL, I think he could easily become a solid starter at RT or guard.

2. DB Marqueston Huff

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2. DB Marqueston Huff

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Marqueston Huff is a great athlete who could fill many different roles for the Redskins. For starters, he has a ton of experience on special teams, which is always nice for a rookie. Huff is probably best suited as a free safety in the NFL. That said, I think he has the speed and quickness to play corner if needed. Washington has holes throughout their defensive backfield that Huff could help fill immediately.

1. LB Max Bullough

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1. LB Max Bullough

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With London Fletcher retiring, the Redskins must look to add at the inside linebacker position. Max Bullough could be a perfect fit later in the draft. While he lacks high-end speed and struggles a bit in coverage, Bullough is a very tough and instinctive football player who simply makes plays. He is a natural leader on the field and is great against the run. Both are things that the Redskins will have to replace with the loss of Fletcher.

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