Why the Redskins Should Consider Stockpiling Picks: Part 2

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Offensive Players| Defensive Players

Defensive Line (3-4 ends and nose tackles) (15 guys)

-Not as pressing as some other needs, but there could be some real turnover among defensive line depth if Adam Carriker is cut for cap relief and Chris Baker or Kedric Golston aren’t retained. The Redskins could use better pass rush from the line as well so anyone who gets decent penetration should be on their watch list.

Margus Hunt, SMU

Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern State

Malliciah Goodman, Tennessee

Akeem Spence, Illinois

Jordan Hill, Penn State

Bennie Logan, LSU

Montori Hughes, Tennessee-Martin

Devin Taylor, South Carolina

Kwame Geathers, Georgia

Cory Grissom, South Florida

Josh Boyd, Mississippi State

William Gholston, Michigan State

Joe Vellano, Maryland

Joe Kruger, Utah

Anthony McCloud, Florida State

William Campbell, Michigan

Outside Linebackers: (21 guys)

-When Brian Orakpo went down last year the Redskins pass rush went with him. While Rob Jackson had a nice season and made some huge plays, he still wasn’t able to come close to matching the impact of Orakpo because he struggled at his number 1 role rushing the passer. While Jackson will be back as a restricted free agent, he probably isn’t going to stay beyond that.

John Simon, Ohio State

Sio Moore, UConn

Corey Lemonier, Auburn

Brandon Jenkins, FSU

Chase Thomas, Stanford

Lavar Edwards, LSU

Trevardo Williams, UConn

Jamie Collins, Southern Mississippi

Lerentee McCray, Florida

Travis Johnson, San Jose State

Cornelius Washington, Georgia

Michael Buchanan, Illinois

Travis Long, Washington State

Ty Powell, Harding

Brandon Sharpe, Syracuse

David Bass, Missouri Western State

Stansly Maponga, TCU

Walter Stewart, Cincinnati

Nathan Williams, Ohio State

Wes Horton, USC

Quanterus Smith, Western Kentucky

Inside Linebacker: (11 guys):

-If London Fletcher retires this becomes a priority, but if he does comeback then this may not be a need worth drafting, though Washington should still keep an eye on some of the later round talent.

Sean Porter, Texas A&M

Kiko Alonso, Oregon

Gerald Hodges, Penn State

Keith Pough, Howard

Kevin Reddick, UNC

Nico Johnson, Alabama

A.J. Klein, Iowa State

Jon Bostic, Florida

Zavier Gooden, Missouri

Bruce Taylor, Virginia Tech

Vince Williams, FSU

Cornerback (23 guys):

-The Redskins only have three corners under contract who have seen actual game time, and one of those (DeAngelo Hall) is a possible cap casualty. Adding multiple corners would be a big reason why trading back makes so much sense. It’s not as deep as some other positions, but the Redskins should have plenty of options.

Robert Alford, SE Louisiana

Darius Slay, Mississippi State

Will Davis, Utah State

B.W. Webb, William & Mary

Leon McFadden, San Diego State

Tharold Simon, LSU

Blidi Wreh-Wilson, UConn

Adrian Bushnell, Louisville

Dwayne Gratz, UConn

Josh Johnson, Purdue

Brandon McGee, Miami

Marc Anthony, Cal

Steve Williams, Cal

Micah Hyde, Iowa

Tyrann Mathieu, LSU

Terry Hawthorne, Illinois

Johnny Adams, Michigan State

D.J. Hayden, Houston

Branden Smith, Georiga

Travis Howard, Ohio State

Rod Sweeting, Georgia Tech

Aaron Hester, UCLA

Ryan Lacy, Utah

Safety (18 guys):

-The Redskins desperately need to revamp their safety position and could look to double-dip here even if they didn’t have some extra picks. It’s a very deep class which should allow the Redskins get a starting caliber guy early, and an upside guy later.

Phillip Thomas, Fresno State

Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma

D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina

T.J. McDonald, USC

Bacarri Rambo, Georgia

Zeke Motta, Notre Dame

Shamarko Thomas, Syracuse

Shawne Williams, Georgia

Josh Evans, Florida

Duke Williams, Nevada

Rashard Hall, Clemson

J.J. Wilcox, Georgia Southern

Robert Lester, Alabama

Cooper Taylor, Richmond

Earl Wolff, NC State

Sanders Commings, Georgia

Branden Bishop, NC State

Ray-Ray Armstrong, Miami



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