Five Players The Washington Redskins Should Draft

2:08 PM, Apr 23, 2013   |    comments
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NEW YORK (WUSA9) -- Everyone in Redskins Nation is hoping for safety with the team's first pick, but what the rest of the draft?

The team has major needs they need to address like at right tackle, but will probably miss the player they had in mind when it's their turn to get on the board. 

At this point, you have to take the best player on the board. Here are five guys, they should consider when that decision arises.

Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU

Yes, the Redskins need safety help, but they also need a new, young corner. I'm not particularly high on the Honey Badger, but if Washington can grab him in the 4th or 5th round, he would make a terrific project player. De'Angelo Hall turns 30 and Josh Wilson is 28. The Skins need a longer term solution at corner.

Denard Robinson , QB/WR/HB, Michigan

Scouts don't know what position Robinson can play in the NFL. I do - RG3's wingman. Can you imagine the types of plays Washington can use in their option offense with Robinson coming in motion? He can run it like Brandon Banks and throw it like Randle El used to. He could add a new wrinkle to the Shanahan's offense and more importantly, if RG3 goes down, they have another option (no pun intended) to command the zone-read.

Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor

The Redskins have a pretty decent receiving core, but they still lack that reliable big target. That's where RG3's old teammate comes in. Williams and RG3 hooked up 102 times for 1,441 yards over two seasons. He only got better last season when he caught 97 passes for 1,832 yards. Receiver is not a need for Washington, but sometime you have to take the best player available.

Jordan Reed, TE, Florida

With Fred Davis coming back from injury, adding another tight end wouldn't hurt. Niles Paul has not been reliable and Logan Paulsen is good, but not a game changer. Reed led the Gators with 45 receptions, 559 yards, and three TDs last year. According to, Reed would fit perfectly in a zone-blocking scheme. He could bring another element to the offense.

Jordan Rodgers, QB, Vanderbilt

Yes, the Redskins have the rookie of the year at quarterback. Yes, they have Kirk Cousins as his backup. But grabbing Aaron Rodgers little brother could be beneficial. The Redskins aren't going to hold Cousins forever. He's most likely trade bait. Why not take a page out of the Andy Reid playbook, a keep a whole stable of young QBs that you can trade later.

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