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The Bye Week, In-Season Mock For 2017

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Today we bring you a preview of the 2017 offseason with a mock. We won’t have another mock until the upcoming offseason this winter. We are listing mostly seniors and players that are likely to declare, so the list next winter and spring could look a bit different.

While some may feel it is way too early to speculate, BBQ tries to anticipate what could happen next spring. There are no videos, just players with a small explanation about them and the likely team needs.

The Redskins have nine picks overall in 2017. Trades in the recent draft produced extra choices in the fourth and sixth rounds. The Redskins did not have a fifth rounder, but those same trades did produce a selection in that round.

Round One: Malik Hooker, FS, Ohio St.
The free position has been neglected for far too long and Hooker has special skills that translate to elite status at the next level. He has the size, speed, and football prowess to be a great one.

Round Two: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
The knock on McCaffrey is his size (6-1, 205) and that drops him in the draft – some say to the fourth round or lower. However, that would be a mistake as he is more than just a very good slasher at RB. His receiving skills out of the backfield are superior. He is an excellent kickoff and punt returner. He can also line up at WR in certain packages. Larry Centers had a great career as a receiving back, but McCaffrey could actually be better.

Round Three: Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington
Jamison Crowder simply makes DeSean Jackson expendable. Josh Doctson likely returns healthy and hungry next year. Pierre Garcon is likely gone as well. This new trio could be dynamic and fun to watch.

Round Four: Jarron Jones, DT, Notre Dame
The GM realizes that he can’t ignore this position any longer and makes the choice. Jones is a big body presence at 6-5, 315 and could easily add another ten pounds of muscle to his frame. Solid player.

Round Four: Chris Wormley, DT/DE, Michigan
What? Two in a row? Yes, this could happen and having extra picks really helps. Wormley is a good selection and he is having a fine senior season. He projects more to the defensive end position and can slide inside on occasion.

Round Five: Jeremy Sprinkle, TE, Arkansas
Looking for a steal in the fifth round. Look no further than the tight end out of Arkansas. Sprinkle is very underrated and will likely be a reliable target and a solid blocker. Six concussions (Jordan Reed) can’t be understated. Sprinkle is great insurance.

Round Six: Jay Guillermo, C, Clemson
This late round center prospect has some versatility and could make the team as a backup. He can also play guard if needed. Guillermo would have a better than average chance of making the team. He could be a starter down the road.

Round Six: Nico Siragusa, OG, San Diego St.
No, he is not related to the other Siragusa. However, he is a talented lineman for the Aztecs. Great size, but is clearly a late round prospect. Good run blocker, but needs to improve on his pass protection skills. The potential is certainly there and working with Bill Callahan can only help.

Round Seven: Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M
In the market for a late round sleeper at wide receiver? Josh Reynolds is that player. He may not have huge numbers, but he is very reliable. With his size, the Aggie could be a good red zone target for the Redskins. Not a flashy player, just someone who does his job.

There is your early look at 2017 with this mock. Will the list look much different this coming offseason? Probably so. However, take a look at this late October 2015 mock that was made during the bye week (as done each year).
As you can see, BBQ tried to anticipate conditions at that time and thought it would continue late into the season, but the team had a great second half. So much had changed. So mocks are typically very inaccurate that early. Oh, did you notice the first round pick?

Enjoy the rest of this bye. BBQ will have no blogs this coming week and will take the time to relax a bit. See you after the next game.

Hail To The Redskins!

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