4/17/20: Today's Mock Draft

Burner's Burning Questions: 4/17/20: Today's Mock Draft

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The 2020 NFL draft is six days away – next Thursday. We’re getting closer in this process and now we have a few ideas about what the team needs at this juncture. The process of team building never ends and BBQ is about to take a look at what could happen in the coming days.

Today, we bring you the latest mock of the 2020 offseason. The mocks have varied throughout the offseason and we will continue to add/subtract players to/from the list as any relevant information becomes available. The Redskins currently have picks in rounds one, three, four, five, and seven. They also have a compensatory pick in the fourth round and an extra seventh round pick via a trade.

Will BBQ match or surpass the success that it had with the 2019 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. Ok, it is time to look at the prospects!

We will produce three mocks next week. We will also post abbreviated mocks prior to day two and day three of the draft.

Without any further delays, let’s take our latest look at the 2020 draft with this mock.

Upcoming Dates
- Days until the virus passes: Hopefully, very soon
- Days until the 2020 NFL Draft: 6
- Days until the Redskins season opener: 149

Pre-Draft: Trade
The Redskins trade Trent Williams for a fourth round selection.

Round One: Chase Young, Edge/DE, Ohio St. – 6’5, 265
Arguably the best overall player in the draft is there for the taking and the Redskins turn in the (virtual) card. Young is the next great pass rusher in a program that has produced some incredible talent at the edge position in recent years. The impact would be immediate. A quarterback’s nightmare. Excellent run defender. Perfectly tailored for a 4-3 defense.
Other Possible Picks:
Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
Isaiah Simmons, ILB, Clemson
Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio St.
Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Round Two: Possible Prospects
The Redskins lack a second round selection, but here is a list of players who could be targeted if they can acquire a pick in this round.
Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana St.
Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio St.
Lucas Niang, OT, Texas Christian
Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi St.

Round Three: Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton – 6’5”, 250
As one of the “darlings” from fans early in the draft process, Adam Trautman is an intriguing prospect. He is not a round one or round two tight end, but his potential is incredibly high. Hasn’t been playing position for long (originally a quarterback), but he can fill the Y, H, and F roles effectively and as needed. 4.7 40 speed hurts him, so don’t expect Trautman to play X or Z. Lack of elite competition in college also hurts him, but he should begin to adapt easily in his first season.
Other Possible Picks:
Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia
Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
Jeremy Chinn, FS, Southern Illinois
Austin Jackson, OT, Southern California
Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

Round Four: Saahdiq Charles, OT, Louisiana St. – 6’4”, 320
Saahdiq Charles has been busy this offseason. He has added twenty pounds of bulk and muscle to his frame. The biggest knock on Charles was his lack of strength, but his offseason regimen has scouts re-assessing that claim now. He is mobile and while some of his techniques need minor adjustments, this Cajun County Bayou Bengal is definitely ready for life at the next level. Could become a starter by mid-season, maybe sooner.
Other Possible Picks:
K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio St.
Michael Pittman, WR, Southern Cal – 6’4”, 220
Matthew Peart, OT, Connecticut
Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
Antonio Gibson, RB/WR/KR, Memphis
K'Von Wallace, SS/FS, Clemson
Lamar Jackson, CB, Nebraska

Round Four: Collin Johnson, WR, Texas – 6’6”, 220
Is Collin Johnson underrated? If so, advantage Redskins. Many pundits thought he would enter the 2019 draft after a solid junior season. The talented Longhorn was projected to be a second round selection. Johnson decided to stay with the Longhorns for one more year, but a hamstring injury limited his senior season and is now hindering his draft status. Poor quarterback play over the years limited him as well. Johnson is very talented and will likely have a solid NFL career.

Round Four, Comp Pick: Ben Bartch, OT, St. John – 6’6”, 310
Who? Ben Bartch. From where? St. John – in Minneapolis. He’s good and is highly underrated. Bartch will need some time to learn the nuances of being a tackle in the NFL, but he has all of the intangibles to succeed. He wasn’t highly recruited out of high school (in Oregon) and started out as a tight end. Could be a legitimate starter at tackle by mid season or sooner. Quick learner and is still growing into his frame. In fact, he will likely add another ten pounds or so of muscle to his frame.

Round Five: Solomon Kindley, OG, Georgia – 6’4”, 335
Highly underrated guard – the tackle next to him garners more attention (Andrew Thomas), but Kindley is much better than advertised. Superb athleticism in the ground attack and a better than average pass protector, but the latter could use some improvement. A reduction of his weight by ten pounds while maintaining muscle mass could help.
Other Possible Picks:
Jacob Breeland, TE, Oregon
Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford
Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty
Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri
Thad Moss, TE, LSU

Round Six: Possible Prospects
The Redskins lack a sixth round selection, but here is a list of players who could be targeted if they can acquire a pick in this round.
Mitchell Wilcox, TE, South Florida
Charlie Heck, OT, North Carolina
Tanner Muse, FS/ILB/Hybrid, Clemson
Terence Steele, OT, Texas Tech
Joe Reed, WR, Virginia
Cheyenne O'Grady, TE, Arkansas
Cole Van Lanen, OT, Wisconsin

Round Seven: Myles Dorn, FS/SS, North Carolina – 6’2”, 205
Myles Dorn is a three year starter for the Tar Heels and that could serve him well at the next level. Prototypical size for a free safety, but a bit slender for a box player. He plays well closer to the line, but has varying degrees of success as a deep safety. Good speed, but can take poor angles further away from the line. Would need to make the team as a special teams player. Practice squad candidate.
Other Possible Picks:
Alex Taylor, OT, South Carolina St.
James Proche, WR, SMU
Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt
Trey Adams, OT, Washington
Reggie Floyd, FS, Virginia Tech
Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA
Tyre Phillips, OT/OG, Mississippi St.

Round Seven: Steven Montez, QB, Colorado – 6’5”, 235
Montez is not the most polished quarterback in this year’s class, but he does have plenty of upside. With only two healthy quarterbacks on the roster, the Redskins add the late round prospect. Montez can make plays after leaving the pressure of a collapsed pocket. He relies a bit too much on his size and limited skillsets instead of trusting the play as it is designed. Better poise in the pocket needs to be learned. Strong arm. Definitely a project, but potentially can be a long term backup.

Undrafted Free Agent Prospects
This list will continue to evolve and change in the coming weeks as the Redskins meet with many players who will not be drafted.

Gage Cervenka, OG, Clemson
Rico Dowdle, RB, South Carolina
Mohamed Barry, ILB, Nebraska
Jeremiah Dinson, FS, Auburn
Shea Patterson, QB, Michigan
Naquan Jones, DT, Michigan St.
John Penisini, DT, Utah
Robert Hunt, OG, Louisiana-Lafayette
John Hightower, WR, Boise St.
Riley Neal, QB, Vanderbilt
Cameron Clark, OT, North Carolina-Charlotte
Keith Washington, CB, West Virginia
Charlie Taumoepeau, TE, Portland St.
Kelly Bryant, QB, Missouri
Jordan Glasgow, ILB/SS, Michigan
Lawrence Cager, WR, Georgia
Jabril Cox, ILB, North Dakota St.

Additional Notes
The fourth round comp pick comes from the deal that sent Jamison Crowder to the Jets. All other possible comp picks have been canceled out.

Free agency could continue to change some of the targets that we see in current mocks. For now, we can only speculate based on current team needs and pertinent information.

There is your latest mock of the 2020 offseason. We will have three mocks next week. We’re almost there.
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