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    • Burner's Burning Questions: Free Agency, The Mock Drafts, 2015 (Continual Updates)

      Free Agency, The Mock Drafts, 2015 (Continual Updates)

      Here is our latest Redskins mock as we get closer to the draft. Next week we will go to three mocks a week and each one will be different. On Mondays, we will post mocks that have no trades. Wednesdays will feature mocks that have minimal trades. Fridays will feature mocks that have multiple trades.

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

      Without any further delays, let’s take a look at the latest mock for 2015.

      Mock Draft, 2015

      Round One:
      Marcus Mariota slips to number five and the Redskins are suddenly in the middle of a lucrative bidding war. The Jets, Bears, Rams, Saints, Browns, and Eagles make offers. It comes down to the Bears and Browns. The Browns move up by trading their two first round picks, a third, fifth, and a 2016 third rounder.

      Round One: Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa
      Due to the run on sack specialists, the Iowa product slips to the 12th spot. Scherff is arguably the best tackle on the board and the Redskins make the selection. He is a beast in the running game and equally the same in the passing department. He takes the field with a completely nasty attitude. Playing in the powerful Big Ten, he more than held his own against quality competition.
      Other Possible Targets:
      Leonard Williams, DT, Southern Cal
      Danny Shelton, DT, Washington
      Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
      Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
      Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford

      Round One:
      The Redskins trade down in the first round and pick up a late second rounder.

      Round One: Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia
      Harold is an explosive player who will allow Trent Murphy to move inside to ILB and form a powerful linebacker corps. The ACC product is strong at the point of attack with an initial burst that is hard to beat and is particularly strong against tight ends. He can drop back in coverage and is able to blitz against left tackles with a very quick first two or three steps.
      Other Possible Targets:
      Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
      Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida St.
      Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

      Round Two:
      The Redskins add a third second rounder as Robert Griffin, III is traded to Buffalo for their second round pick.

      Round Two: Arik Armstead, DE/DT, Oregon
      The Redskins make their first of three second round picks and choose an underrated DE/DT from the PAC 12 perennial power. He is a strong lineman who will be used heavily at the DE position, but can slide inside on certain packages. Armstead is excellent against the run and has steadily improved his skills as a pass rusher. He has quick feet, quick moves, and a fast closure rate to the ball. Played on the basketball team as a freshman.
      Other Possible Targets:
      Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut
      Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest
      Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma
      Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
      Benardrick McKinney, ILB/OLB, Mississippi St.

      Round Two: Cody Prewitt, FS, Mississippi
      It is not unusual for higher rated prospects to fall a round or two and that is the case with Prewitt. He has good size and superb instincts for a free safety. Prewitt’s aggressiveness comes from his time at SS earlier in his career, but slid over to the FS position with considerable ease. A reliable tackler, the SEC standout has good coverage skills.
      Other Possible Targets:
      See Above

      Round Two: Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado St.
      The new GM spots a quality QB for the taking and pulls the trigger on the Mountain West ace. Grayson is amazingly accurate with the long ball and has great arm strength. He has a high rate of consistency and places the ball exactly where his receivers can catch it. He is equally effective under center, in the pistol, and in the shotgun.
      Other Possible Targets:
      See Above

      Round Three: Tre Jackson, OG, Florida St.
      The massively sized ACC lineman is a force on the offensive line. He is another player who engages defensive linemen with a nasty attitude and with great leverage against defenders. Jackson holds his ground against the best defensive tackles and struggles a bit against pass rushing DEs. Thus, he is better on the inside and not projected to be an OT.
      Other Possible Targets:
      Donovan Smith, OT, Penn St.
      Lorenzo Mauldin, OLB, Louisville
      Gerod Holliman, FS, Louisville
      Rashad Greene, WR, Florida St.
      Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado St.

      Round Three: Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State
      With the departure of Roy Helu to the Raiders, the Redskins use their extra third rounder as a replacement. The Redskins get the better end of this deal as Ajayi is a pass catching specialist and a superb blocker for the Mountain West program. He can be a three down back if needed and could be part of a formidable tandem with Alfred Morris. The former soccer player is quick on his feet and will fit into just about any running scheme.
      Other Possible Targets:
      See Above

      Round 4: Durell Eskridge, FS, Syracuse
      The Redskins quickly add another talented free safety/strong safety - this time from the ACC in a surprising move. Eskridge played FS, but he can play SS in the NFL as well. With the newfound depth at SS via free agency and FS from the draft, the Redskins will have size, speed, strength, and needed talents at a vital position.
      Other Possible Targets:
      Henry Anderson, DE, Stanford
      Corey Robinson, OT, South Carolina
      Jacoby Glenn, CB, Central Florida
      Vince Mayle, WR, Washington St.
      Laken Tomlinson, OG, Duke

      Round Five: Robert Myers, G, Tennessee State
      You would be hard pressed to find another person bigger than Myers in all of Middle Tennessee! The Ohio Valley Conference lineman would probably rate higher if he was in a P5 league, but make no mistake about his talents and abilities. He anchored a line that produced many victories and plenty of points. Solid in pass protection and the running game.
      Other Possible Targets:
      Xavier Williams, DT, Northern Iowa
      Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon St.
      Kaleb Eulls, DE, Mississippi St.
      Corey Crawford, DE, Clemson
      Xzavier Dickson, OLB, Alabama

      Round Five: Taiwan Jones, ILB, Michigan St.
      The Big Ten prospect has excellent size to go along with a solid game at the middle/inside linebacker position. He has a great burst to the ball, even after quickly shedding blocks. Jones is more of a running game specialist and has some weaknesses in the passing game – somewhat hidden when called upon to blitz – an area where he is very effective.
      Other Possible Targets:
      See Above

      Round Six: Darren Waller, WR, Georgia Tech
      The Redskins really don’t have a need at the WR position, but there is no denying that Waller is very talented and considered an underrated sleeper in this draft. The ACC product has blazing speed (4.36 40) to go with a very large frame (6-6) – a rare commodity for WRs.
      Other Possible Targets:
      Jarvis Harrison, G, Texas A&M
      Jake Smith, C, Louisville
      Julian Wilson, CB/FS, Oklahoma
      Jacob Hagen, FS, Liberty
      Zachary Zenner, FB, South Dakota St.

      Round Seven: Joey Mbu, DT, Houston
      The Redskins had a private workout with Mbu and the interest in him is apparently very real. He has the size to shed blockers and often did so when excelling in the run defense. Not a pass rushing specialist, but was expected to occupy blockers and did so effectively against quality AAC competition. He could sub for Knighton at times when needed.
      Other Possible Targets:
      Dechane Durante, FS, Northern Illinois
      A.J. Tarpley, ILB, Stanford
      Cody Fajardo, QB, Nevada
      Nick Boyle, TE, Delaware
      Chris Bonner, QB, Colorado-Pueblo

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

      Derrick Lott, DT, Tennessee-Chattanooga EW
      Zachary Zenner, FB, South Dakota St. EW
      Darren Waller, WR, Georgia Tech EW
      Justin Coleman, CB, Tennessee EW
      Jamon Brown, OT, Louisville EW
      Damian Parms, S, Florida Atlantic EW
      Bobby McCain, CB, Memphis EW
      Jordan Taylor, WR, Rice EW
      Jake Ryan, LB, Michigan EW
      Ryan Russell, DE, Purdue EW
      DaVaris Daniels, WR, Notre Dame NFLC
      Marcus Peters, CB, Washington NFLC
      Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland NFLC
      Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa NFLC, TPD
      Carl Davis, DT, Iowa TPD
      Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia NFLC, TPD
      Rakeem Nunez-Roches, DT, Southern Miss TPD
      Arik Armstead, DE/DT, Oregon TPD
      Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon TPD
      Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon TPD, TV
      Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin TPD
      Shaquille Mason, OG, Georgia Tech TPD
      Kevin White, WR, West Virginia TPD
      A.J. Tarpley, ILB, Stanford TPD
      Joey Mbu, DT, Houston PW
      Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford TPD
      Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida TPD
      Laken Tomlinson, OG, Duke TPD
      Shane Ray, OLB, Missouri TPD
      Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama TPD
      Landon Collins, SS, Alabama TPD
      T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama TPD
      Trey DePriest, ILB, Alabama TPD
      Xzavier Dickson, OLB, Alabama TPD
      Malcom Brown, DT, Texas TPD
      Leonard Williams, DT, Southern Cal TPD
      Cody Prewitt, FS, Mississippi TPD
      Bo Wallace, QB, Mississippi TPD
      Titus Davis, WR, Central Michigan TPD
      Eric Rowe, CB, Utah TPD
      Jeremiah Poutasi, OG, Utah TPD
      Randy Gregory, OLB, Nebraska PW
      Donovan Smith, OT, Penn St. TPD
      Jacob Hagen, FS, Liberty TPD
      Courtland Clavette, LS, Brown Univ. TPD
      Nick Boyle, TE, Delaware TPD
      Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA TPD
      Malcolm Bunche, OT, UCLA TPD
      Zachary Vigil, ILB, Utah St. TPD
      Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson TPD
      Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson TPD
      Kaleb Eulls, DE, Mississippi St. TPD
      Tavarus Dantzler, OLB, Bethune-Cookman TPD
      Terrance West, RB, Towson TPD
      Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary TPD
      De'Vante Bausby, CB, Pittsburg St. (KS) TPD

      There is your latest mock and an updated prospect list. That is all for now, but the updates will certainly increase in volume and frequency.

      Hail To The Redskins!
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