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      Burner’s Burning Questions: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018

      Greetings from BBQ to everyone in BGO land.

      Today we bring you the second round of mocks of the 2018 offseason. We’ve already signed one of our restricted free agents (Quinton Dunbar) to a three year contract, but today’s focus is squarely on college prospects. We have two mocks for you today and that will be a weekly feature at BBQ for the next few weeks. One mock features the idea of keeping Kirk Cousins and the second mock will be devoted to a scenario of not retaining him.

      We will continue this format until we know the status of Kirk Cousins. It’s very complicated, but we hope to know more in the coming weeks.

      The format for the mocks this offseason will feature shorter descriptions this year of each player. Time constraints from the fall and early winter have forced us to cram a lot of research into a smaller period of time.

      Feel free to offer your own ideas about the draft, free agency, team cuts, team additions, coaching changes and anything else related to these subjects. Too, we’d like to see your mocks if you are so inclined.

      An extra note: These mocks may not necessarily be what BBQ wants or what the members at BGO may prefer. These mocks are designed to try and get into the mind of the Redskins brain trust and see what they will do.

      Without any further delays, let’s take a look at the first mocks of 2018.

      Team Needs:
      Quarterback (?)
      Running Back
      Wide Receiver
      Tight End (?)
      Left Guard (?)
      Defensive Tackle
      Inside Linebacker
      Strike Safety
      Free Safety

      Mock One: Kirk Cousins Returns

      Round One: Roquan Smith, ILB, Georgia
      Assuming Zach Brown returns, this pairing would make for one of the best ILB combos in the league.
      Other Possible Targets:
      Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
      Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
      Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
      Minkah Fitzpatrick, FS, Alabama
      Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
      Courtland Sutton, WR, Southern Methodist
      Rashaan Evans, ILB, Alabama

      Round Two: Ronald Jones, RB, Southern California
      The Redskins can’t continue to rely on mid round prospects at running back.
      Other Possible Targets:
      Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
      Maurice Hurst, DE, Michigan
      Will Hernandez, OG, Texas-El Paso
      Sony Michel, RB, Georgia
      Vita Vea, DT, Washington
      Bryce Love, RB, Stanford
      DeShon Elliott, FS, Texas

      Round Three: Tim Settle, DT, Virginia Tech
      Jim Tomsula wants a big and powerful body in the middle of his defensive line and gets his wish.
      Other Possible Targets:
      Duke Ejiofor, DE, Wake Forest
      Marcus Allen, FS, Penn St.
      Frank Ragnow, G/C, Arkansas
      Malik Jefferson, ILB, Texas
      Andrew Brown, DE, Virginia
      James Washington, WR, Oklahoma St.

      Round Four: Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn St.
      Jordan Reed could be released by the Redskins or traded in the offseason.
      Other Possible Targets:
      Justin Jones, DT, North Carolina St.
      Luke Falk, QB, Washington St.
      Uchenna Nwosu, OLB, Southern California
      Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota St.
      Harrison Phillips, DE, Stanford
      Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma St.

      Round Five: Kyzir White, SS, West Virginia
      Su’a Cravens is a good strike, but is not likely to return. White could be even better in the same role.
      Other Possible Targets:
      Riley Ferguson, QB, Memphis
      Jaylen Dunlap, CB, Illinois
      Kyzir White, SS, West Virginia
      Marcus Baugh, TE, Ohio St.
      Wyatt Teller, OG, Virginia Tech
      B.J. Hill, DT, North Carolina St.

      Round Six: K.C. McDermott, G/OT, Miami
      Having depth and a great deal of flexibility along the offensive line helps the Hurricanes prospect.
      Other Possible Targets:
      Allen Lazard, WR, Iowa St.
      Breeland Speaks, DE, Mississippi
      Steve Ishmael, WR, Syracuse
      Quin Blanding, SS, Virginia
      Lester Cotton, OG, Alabama
      Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana

      Round Seven: Jake Wieneke, WR, South Dakota St.
      Coming from a lesser known program and conference, Wieneke actually has excellent skills and is an underrated prospect.
      Other Possible Targets:
      Brandon Facyson, CB, Virginia Tech
      Kurt Benkert, QB, Virginia
      Brendan Mahon, G/OT, Penn St.
      Mike White, QB, Western Kentucky
      Matt Elam, DT, Kentucky
      Donovan Wilson, CB, Texas A&M

      Round Seven: Folorunso Fatukasi, DE, Connecticut
      A late round prospect who was a defensive tackle for the Huskies, but would be an end at the next level.

      Mock Two: Kirk Cousins Does Not Return
      In this second mock, we go with the possibility that the Redskins were able to add a quarterback in free agency and will not draft one in the early rounds.

      Round One: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
      The new quarterback would like to have plenty of targets and Ridley is the best of this class.

      Round Two: Ronald Jones, RB, Southern California

      Round Three: Tim Settle, DT, Virginia Tech

      Round Four: Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn St.

      Round Five: Riley Ferguson, QB, Memphis
      Ferguson is a talented passer who would have the benefit of learning from a veteran.

      Round Six: K.C. McDermott, G/OT, Miami

      Round Seven: Jake Wieneke, WR, South Dakota St.

      Round Seven: Folorunso Fatukasi, DE, Connecticut

      Undrafted Free Agent Prospects:
      Andrew Trumbetti, OLB, Notre Dame
      Coleman Shelton, C, Washington
      Cole Reyes, SS, North Dakota
      Jester Weah, WR, Pittsburgh
      Jordan Thomas, CB, Oklahoma
      Ryan Finley, QB, North Carolina St.
      Reggie Carter, ILB, Georgia
      Eddy Peneiro, K, Florida
      Drew Bailey, DE/DT, Louisville
      Cody O’Connell, OG, Washington St.
      Walter Brady, OLB, Middle Tennessee St.
      Jeb Blazevich, TE, Georgia
      Kalen Ballage, RB, Arizona St.
      Bruce Hector, DE/DT, South Florida
      Evan Berry, KR/FS, Tennessee

      Prospects Contacted, Interviewed, Visited:
      East-West Shrine game - EW
      Senior Bowl - SB
      Combine – NFLC
      Team Pro Day – TPD
      Team Visit – TV
      Private Workout – PW

      There are your second round of mocks for 2018 and prospect lists. The draft will be here before you know it, but we have many mocks in the weeks and months ahead. See you as we go along.

      Hail To The Redskins!
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018 started by Burgundy Burner View original post
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