4/23/20: Today's Mock

Burner's Burning Questions: 4/23/20: Today's Mock

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The 2020 NFL draft arrives tonight! For many months we have been patiently waiting for this moment and now everyone is about to see who will be selected by the Redskins.

Today, we bring you the final full mock of the 2020 offseason. The mocks have varied throughout this offseason and now we try to put forth one final prognostication for you. 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 abbreviated mocks tomorrow and Saturday as the draft enters days two and three.

Tonight, the chase of a dream for a special young man will take a new course. A franchise has renewed hope. A new front office and coaching staff begins a journey together. The fan base is excited once again. BBQ has enjoyed this offseason with everyone here. Thank you for making this voyage together a fun adventure. Let’s do it again next year!

Without any further delays, let’s take a look at the 2020 draft with this final full mock.

Upcoming Dates
- Days until the virus passes: Hopefully, very soon
- Days until the 2020 NFL Draft: Today
- Days until the Redskins season opener: 143

Pre-Draft: Trade
The Redskins trade Trent Williams for two third round selections – one in 2020 and the other in 2021.

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: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah – 6’0”, 193
Jaylon Johnson could’ve risen a bit with a solid pro day, but the league ended everything prior to the draft. Slightly slow 40 speed hurts his stock. Johnson is an impressive corner with decent quickness to the ball and he has solid coverage skills. Good one on one ability and solid in zone coverages. Johnson’s jumping skills affords him the opportunity to eliminate “jump ball” situations, especially in the red zone. He focuses on the quarterbacks a bit too much at times and loses sight of the receiver. This also leads to being vulnerable to play action passes on occasion.
Other Possible Picks:
Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia
Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina
Austin Jackson, OT, Southern California
Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton
Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn

Round Three: Michael Pittman, WR, Southern Cal – 6’4”, 220
The son of former NFL running back by the same name, Pittman is a physically strong receiver and imposes his will on defensive backs from the X position, especially on intermediate routes. Superb blocker at all levels. Not the fastest receiver, but tends to win contested passes and his size makes for the perfect “jump ball” situations. Pittman is a possession type of receiver, but he can line up at slot in certain formations. He can run all of the tree routes. Solid red zone target. Ability to shine on special teams duties – if needed.

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:
Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
Collin Johnson, WR, Texas
Troy Pride, CB, Notre Dame – 5’11”, 195
Ben Bartch, OT, St. John
Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
Solomon Kindley, OG, Georgia
K'Von Wallace, SS/FS, Clemson
Lamar Jackson, CB, Nebraska

Round Four, Comp Pick: Antonio Gibson, RB/WR/KR, Memphis – 6’1”, 225
So anyway, is he a running back, wide receiver, or kick returner? Gibson was decent at each position a few years ago in community college. Two seasons ago, he saw little action in his first season as a Tiger. Then, 2019 happened. 38 receptions at 19 yards a catch with eight touchdowns. 33 carries at 11 yards per run and four touchdowns. 28 yards per return and one touchdown. How about his 4.39 40 speed? Explosive in all three phases – his versatility is scary good. Does Gibson remind Ron Rivera of Christian McCaffrey? Only one season of production hurts his stock, but Gibson would provide good value here.

Round Five: Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford – 6’7”, 255
Looking for another sizable tight end? Look no further than Colby Parkinson. He can play the Y, H, and F positions effectively. Fundamentally sound blocker – good mechanics and flexibility, but needs to finish those blocks a bit better. Positions himself well between the defender and the quarterback. Excellent red zone and “jump ball” target. Did not drop a single pass in 2019. Slow 40 time (4.77) will limit his draft stock. In certain passing schemes, he can line up in the slot and outside for slants and various hook patterns. This versatility will keep him from dropping into the late rounds.
Other Possible Picks:
Jacob Breeland, TE, Oregon
Julian Blackmon, SS/FS, Utah
K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio St.
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
Shaquille Quarterman, ILB, Miami
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

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
Steven Montez, QB, Colorado
Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA
Tyre Phillips, OT/OG, Mississippi St.

Round Seven: Cameron Clark, OG/OT, North Carolina-Charlotte – 6’4”, 310
Cameron Clark is one of those hidden small school gems that has managed to gain only minimal notoriety as an NFL prospect. However, the Redskins seem to be very interested in his services. They had meetings with him at the East-West Shrine game and there was a virtual connection recently. Clark was considered by some to be a bit slender for an offensive linemen, but he has added thirty pounds of muscle in recent months. He dominated the line of scrimmage against Clemson early in the 2019 season. Some analysts believe Clark could be a guard at the next level, but don’t be surprised if he is a starting right tackle within a year or two.

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
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 third of three full mocks this week. We will have abbreviated mocks on Friday and Saturday. The draft is just hours away.
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