Redskins Mock Draft
In the coming weeks we here at HTTR4LIFE.com are going to be doing a series of posts leading up to the NFL draft where we break down a different mock draft using this great mock draft tool provided by fanspeak.com. Each week the draft tool updates with the current “big board” which will almost certainly mean there will be differences in each mock we work on. The idea is once we complete the mock we will then breakdown each player taken. The draft tool (“On the Clock”) is open to the public for use and can be found by clicking here.
The full mock draft (including other teams picks) for this particular draft can be found here.
Pick 34) Second Round
Offensive Tackle, Cyrus Kouandjio (Alabama) 6-6, 311 lbs.
Kouandjio is light on his feet, flexible, has broad shoulders and his arms are both long and strong. His weight is evenly distributed over his frame and he reportedly has just 16 percent body fat, an impressive number for any offensive lineman.
He is quick off the snap and has the lateral agility to slide left to right. Kouandjio uses his athleticism in pass protection well but he’s even more impressive as a run blocker, consistently out-quicking defenders to create lanes. Kouandjio relies on good placement, strong hands and an explosive jolt to turn and sustain defenders.
Perhaps most impressive is that Kouandjio plays at different speeds well. He shows very good patience in pass protection but can fire off the ball when needed. He possesses exciting quickness and mobility when blocking on the move, traits Coach Nick Saban and his staff took advantage of by asking the LT to pull and lead RBs, on occasion.
Pick 66) Third Round
Cornerback, Kyle Fuller (Virginia Tech) 6-0, 194 lbs.
Kyle Fuller pulled out of the Senior Bowl all-star game due to injuries. Named an All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team selection in coaches’ balloting, the former Mount St. Joseph standout dealt with a sports hernia throughout his senior year and had surgery in November after aggravating the injury against Miami. Fuller finished his senior year with 24 tackles, two interceptions and 10 pass deflections and was named to the All-America second team by the Walter Camp Foundation. “He was still working through an injury, rehabbing,” said Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage, a former Cleveland Browns general manager and Ravens executive. Fuller will likely slip in the draft due to the injury concerns, many had him near the top of the first round just a few months back…this could be a very high value pick if Fuller can bounce back from injury.
Pick 98) Fourth Round
Wide Receiver, Donte Moncrief (Mississippi) 6-3, 227 lbs.
Moncrief’s thick frame, deceptive speed and smooth route-running make him a nightmare for cornerbacks. He does not possess the explosive moves of Southern Cal’s Marqise Lee or Clemson’s Sammy Watkins but might be a better player than either of them. He is sudden in his breaks, showing the ability to generate separation even against tight man coverage, and accelerates quickly, often leaving defenders in his dust on double-moves. Moncrief tracks the ball well and generally shows excellent hands (one drop vs. Texas), as well as the body control to make the dazzling grab. Moncrief is also cognizant in the running game, showing awareness and toughness as a downfield blocker
Pick 130) Fifth Round
Inside Linebacker, Lamin Barrow (LSU) 6-2, 232 lbs.
Two-year starter at linebacker for the Tigers in 2012 and 2013. Lamin played in 51 games with 28 starts and finished his career with 230 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sack. He added seven pass breakups, seven QB hurries and recovered four fumbles. Barrow had seven games in career where he had double-figure tackles (4 in 2012, 3 in 2013). Earned second team All-SEC honors as a senior in 2013 after leading Tigers in tackles with 91.
Pick 162) Sixth Round
Runningback, De’Anthony Thomas (Oregon) 5-9, 170 lbs.
Thomas leaves Oregon in the conversation as the best all-purpose player in school history. His 5,345 career yards trail only all-time greats LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner, with whom Thomas teamed in the Ducks’ most recent Pac-12 championship season of 2011. Thomas holds Oregon records for kickoff return yards (1,885) and punt return average (17.1), and he’s fourth in career scoring (278 points). Also a standout member of the UO track and field team, Thomas anchored the 4×100-meter relay that advanced to the 2012 NCAA Championships and ran the sixth-fastest time in school history, 39.89 seconds. He registered 4.34 in the forty.
Pick 194) Seventh Round
Safety, Anthony Harris (Virginia) 6-1, 190 lbs.
Appeared in all 12 games with 11 starts. Ranked No. 1 in the nation with eight interceptions in 12 games. Fifth in the ACC with 1.2 pass defenses per game (14 total) wass No. 24 in the ACC in overall tackles with 6.7 per game, had 80 total tackles including one sack and one forced fumble. Harris was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against BYU.
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