The NFL combine ends today, there have been some great performances by some of the ‘top’ players in this class. We’ve taken the liberty of looking a few of the mock drafts posted from some of the respected minds in the business and who they projected to be taken by the Washington Redskins. We’ll also include their combine numbers as well, for some players the combine was nothing more than a formality, for others it exposed them a bit.
Todd Mcshay of ESPN has the Redskins selecting Shane Rey from Missouri with the fifth overall pick. With the uncertainty surrounding Brian Orakpo, the pick does make sense.
- Ray played end in a 43 scheme in college but is projected to play outside linebacker in a 34 scheme depending on where he’s drafted
- 13 sacks last season at Mizzou
- 21 reps of 225 pounds at the combine
ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. had Washington taking Randy Gregory from Wisconsin.
- 7 sacks last season
- could possibly bulk up to play end in a 34 scheme
- Ran a 4.64 at the combine
- 24 reps of 225 pounds at the combine
Dante Fowler Jr. was selected with the fifth pick by Dane Brugler of CBS Sports. Like Kiper and McShay, Brugler identifies Washington’s need for a top notch pass rusher opposite Ryan Kerrigan.
- Ran a 4.6 flat at the combine
- Has a very high motor
- Can rush the passer with his hand in the dirt or standing up as an outside line backer
- 19 reps of 225 pounds
- rushed the passer from all over the field at Florida, 5.5 sacks last season
Brandon Scherff is the pick from Matt Miller of Bleacher Report. It’s quite simple, the Redskins have one solid offensive lineman in Pro Bowler Trent Williams. If they wish to find out if Robert Griffin is indeed the man to lead them forward, it starts up front with the protection.
- Scherff brings versatility to the table, he’s able to play several positions along the line
- ran 5.05 in the forty
- 23 reps of 225 pounds
- Can’t miss talent
If the NFL Draft was this week, who do you think the Redskins should take with the fifth overall pick?