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    • BBQ Latest Mock 4/19/19

      Burner’s Burning Questions: Free Agency, Mocks, Camps, OTAs, Roster Predictions, 2019

      Greetings from BBQ to everyone in BGO land and guests from social media – we hope you become a member here.

      The 2019 NFL draft arrives next Thursday and the countdown is in the final stretch! Free agency has entered a dormant phase and should pick up again after May 7. We now have a few ideas about what the team needs in later this month. The process of team building never ends and BBQ is about to take a look at what could happen this spring and summer.

      Today we bring you a mock that has multiple trades. BBQ believes that the Redskins will seek to make such moves in the draft – perhaps several moves.

      Will BBQ match or surpass the success that it had with the 2018 mocks? It will be difficult and very challenging, but it is a task that we embrace. With that kind of success, we truly believe it helps the members of BGO to focus on the players who are prospects that the Redskins are seeking. It feels good to provide everyone here with the kind of service you expect from BBQ.

      Upcoming Dates:
      - Days until the NFL Draft: 6
      - Days until OTAs: 31
      - Days until mandatory mini-camp: 48
      - Days until the first NFL preseason game: 104
      - Days until the 2019 Regular Season Opener: 139

      Without any further delays, let’s take our latest look at the 2019 draft with this mock.

      Pre-Draft Trade
      The Redskins trade a 2020 second round pick to the Arizona Cardinals for quarterback Josh Rosen. As part of the deal, the Redskins trade Case Keenum to the Cardinals and receive a 2019 sixth round pick.

      Round One: Montez Sweat, Edge/OLB, Mississippi St., (Health Concern [Heart], Past Character Issues)
      Sweat is a massively sized edge and most pundits rank him as the third or fourth best OLB in a very loaded class of edge rushers. He is likely to have an immediate impact and an impressive rookie season. Sweat dominated the NFL Combine and established himself as a top tier prospect. The only issue is his health – a heart condition. The Mississippi St. Bulldog is a likely starter from day one and will be a terror to opposing quarterbacks.

      Other Possible Picks:
      Cody Ford, G/OT, Oklahoma
      Devin White, ILB, LSU
      T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
      Brian Burns, OLB, Florida St.
      Clelin Ferrell, OLB, Clemson
      Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
      Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio St.
      D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi
      Jonah Williams, OT/OG, Alabama
      Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

      Round Two: Trade
      The Redskins trade down in the second round and gain a fourth rounder and a seventh rounder.

      Round Two: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
      Try to imagine a young DeSean Jackson, but a version that is fifty percent better as a rookie. Try to imagine a young, much better DeSean Jackson without all of the early career difficulties and headaches. Try to imagine a young DeSean Jackson having an immediate impact and will be one of your best receivers for the next twelve years. Welcome to Marquise “Hollywood” Brown. Remember when Jackson was considered to be of a build that was too small for the NFL? Again, welcome to Marquise “Hollywood” Brown. Truth be told, Brown could go on to have a better career than Jackson. Comparisons aside, Brown is a dynamic receiver and if he gets a step on a defender, the yardage gained is usually massive and it often finishes in the end zone. Any negatives? Durability could be an issue and needs to improve his blocking skills.

      Other Possible Picks:
      Nasir Adderly, FS/SS, Delaware
      A.J. Brown, WR, Mississippi
      Kelvin Harmon, WR, North Carolina St.
      Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio St.
      N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona St.
      Jaylon Ferguson, OLB, Louisiana Tech
      Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina
      Will Grier, QB, West Virginia (Past Character Issues)
      Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College
      Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa St.
      Taylor Rapp, FS, Washington

      Round Three: Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M
      Sternberger could start from day one, but probably needs to add ten to fifteen pounds of bulk and muscle to his long frame. He is an absolute monster after the catch and can drag a defender (sometimes two defenders) twenty or thirty yards with ease. He has a solid receiving skillset and is not afraid to go over the middle. Fantastic red zone target. Routinely goes up high for jump ball catches. Typically wins any contested catch. Very good blocker, but still some room for improvement.

      Other Possible Picks:
      Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia
      Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA
      Jachai Polite, Edge/OLB, Florida (Character Issues, Interviews Poorly)
      Kahale Warring, TE, San Diego St.
      Andy Isabella, WR, Massachusetts
      Irv Smith, TE, Alabama
      Armani Hooker, FS, Iowa
      Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple
      J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford
      Ryan Finley, QB, North Carolina St.
      Brett Rypien, QB, Boise St.
      Deionte Thompson, FS, Alabama
      Connor McGovern, OC/OG, Penn St.
      Mack Wilson, ILB, Alabama (Character Issues)
      Michael Deiter, OG, Wisconsin

      Round Three (Comp Pick): DaMarkus Lodge, WR, Mississippi
      DaMarkus Lodge receives far less attention than his fellow receivers at Ole Miss, but he is very talented and could offer excellent value at this juncture. Mississippi has a limited offense playbook and the receivers suffered to a certain degree. Lodge should be in the conversation for one of the better receivers in a very stacked class, but Ole Miss standouts A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf grab more attention from draft analysts. Solid receiver. Good speed. Great blocker. Excellent size. Easily creates separation. Legitimate red zone target. Able to gain extra yardage after a reception. Could have a better career than Metcalf and Brown.

      Round Four: Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama St.
      Howard is a talented, but somewhat raw prospect at the tackle position. He is not a long term starter, but is better suited to being a backup swing tackle in the future. He will need some extra time to adjust to the league, but he could be called upon later in the season for spot duty. Excellent size. A younger version of Ty Nsekhe, but with a higher ceiling. Demonstrates good footwork and creates leverage, but only if he is established in his stance first. Howard will need to learn that speed rushers are much faster in the NFL and realize that weak FCS competition is many steps lower. With good coaching, Howard may carve out a career of ten years or more.

      Possible Picks:
      Jalen Jelks, OLB, Oregon
      Dru Samia, OG, Oklahoma
      Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame
      Nate Davis, OG/OT, UNC-Charlotte
      Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn
      Oshane Ximines, OLB, Old Dominion
      Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson
      Isaac Nauta, TE, Georgia
      Clayton Thorson, QB, Northwestern

      Round Five: Devine Ozigbo, RB, Nebraska
      Ozigbo is certainly not the most accomplished running back in the 2019 draft, but he has skills that definitely will serve him well at the next level. At 6’0”, 235, this Cornhusker is strong and powerful. He will not run away from defenders and is not a downhill threat, but Ozigbo will run through those same defenders and can gain five to eight yards with ease. Good receiver on screens and short passes. Typically takes three or four tacklers to bring him down.

      Other Possible Picks:
      Easton Stick, QB, North Dakota St.
      Iman Marshall, CB, Southern California
      Max Scharping, OT/OG, Northern Illinois
      Foster Moreau, TE, LSU
      Christian Miller, OLB, Alabama
      Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio St.
      Stanley Morgan, WR, Nebraska
      Maxx Crosby, OLB, Eastern Michigan
      Khalen Saunders, DT, Western Illinois
      Terry Godwin, WR, Clemson
      Corbin Kaufusi, DE/OLB, Brigham Young
      Carl Granderson, OLB, Wyoming
      Austin Bryant, OLB, Clemson
      Juwan Johnson, WR, Penn St.
      Trace McSorley, QB, Penn St.

      Round Five (Comp Pick): Lester Cotton, OG, Alabama
      Cotton is a sizable guard that is very strong and rarely makes crippling mistakes. Great presence on the inside. Average speed, but can pull effectively to either side when needed. Has played against quality competition in the SEC and held his own each season. He can have dominant streaks, but is mostly a solid guard who is better in the rushing offense and needs some work in pass protection.

      Round Six: Gardner Minshew, QB, Washington St.
      Remember the last time when the Redskins added two quarterbacks in the same year? It could happen again. Minshew is a product of Coach Mike Leach’s gunslinger program, but the Cougar signal caller could become a reliable backup option and possibly a starter at the next level. Solid pocket presence. He has coachable skills and possesses a good arm along with decent size. Will certainly need time to develop and could be a candidate for the practice squad.

      Other Possible Picks:
      Khalil Hodge, ILB, Buffalo
      Chuma Edoga, OT, Southern Cal
      Mecole Harman, WR, Georgia
      Saivion Smith, CB, Alabama
      David Sills, WR, West Virginia
      Garrett Brumfield, OG, Louisiana St.
      Tre Watson, ILB, Maryland
      Kingsley Keke, DE/DT, Texas A&M
      Shareef Miller, OLB, Penn St.

      Round Six (Comp Pick): Blake Cashman, ILB, Minnesota
      Cashman is a talented and highly underrated inside linebacker. He played in obscurity in the great white north and while the Golden Gophers are not followed closely in the football world, Cashman quietly made a name for himself against quality competition. A bona fide tackling machine. Always around the football and making plays. Solid against the run, but struggles somewhat in coverage. Good speed – can close on the ball quickly. Will need to make his mark initially as a special teams ace.

      Round Seven: Olamide Zaccheaus, WR, Virginia
      How would you like a receiver who has running back skills and combines his talents to look like a Larry Centers and Chris Thompson type of player? Highly underrated. Lack of height will hurt him in the draft (5’8”, 200), but he has the speed and power to be a much more durable player than Thompson. He has been the leading receiver for Virginia over the years.

      Other Possible Picks:
      Jaylen Smith, WR, Louisville
      Ryan Pope, OT, San Diego St.
      Ulysees Gilbert, ILB, Akron
      Renell Wren, DT, Arizona St.
      Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan
      Sione Takitaki, ILB, Brigham Young
      Jalen Hurd, WR, Baylor
      Dakota Allen, ILB, Texas Tech
      Nate Herbig, OG, Stanford
      Ului Lapuaho, OT, BYU
      Keelan Doss, WR, California, Davis
      Daylon Mack, DT, Texas A&M
      Kendall Blanton, TE, Missouri
      Eric Dungey, QB, Syracuse

      Round Seven: Ulysees Gilbert, ILB, Akron
      If you’re looking for a late round gem that is the model of consistency and with plenty of upside, then Ulysees Gilbert is a perfect selection here. At 6’1” 235, he has the prototypical size for an inside linebacker. Gilbert has started since his sophomore year and contributed in every game as a true freshman in 2015. A tackling machine. Solid in coverage (averages several interceptions a year), solid in the rushing defense, solid in the pass rush. Superb athleticism allows him to excel in all three facets, including sacking the quarterback a few times each year. The only knock on him is the lack of quality D1 competition faced.

      Round Seven (Comp Pick): Joe Dineen, ILB, Kansas
      Joe Dineen is a tackling machine and is superb in both the rushing defense and pass coverage. However, he will need to make his marks on special teams early in his career. He is deceptively quick and rarely makes mistakes. If Dineen can find his niche as a special teamer and as a quality backup as a linebacker, then his career in the NFL could be a lengthy stay.

      UDFA Prospects
      Kevin Wilkins, DT, Rutgers
      Cody Thompson, WR, Toledo
      Nick Linder, OC/OG, Indiana
      Chris Slayton, DT, Syracuse
      Preston Williams, WR, Colorado St. (Character Issues)
      Jimmy Moreland, CB, James Madison
      Sterling Sheffield, OLB, Maine
      Trevon Wesco, TE/FB, West Virginia
      KaVontae Turpin, WR/KR, Texas Christian
      Cole Herdman, TE, Purdue
      Chris Peace, OLB, Virginia
      Tyler Roemer, OT, San Diego St. (Character Issues)
      Jack Fox, P, Rice
      Olive Sagapolu, DT, Wisconsin

      In Conclusion

      The Redskins comp picks are as follows: Rounds 3, 5, 6, and 7. Comp picks can be traded.

      There is your latest mock today. We will have a mock each day next week – including two mocks on Thursday (first day of the draft).
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Burner’s Burning Questions: Free Agency, Mocks, Camps, OTAs, Roster Predictions, 2019 started by Burgundy Burner View original post
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