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Washington Redskins: Team Draft Needs

Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett

Bennett covers baseball, college football and college basketball for RotoWire. Before turning to fantasy writing, he worked in scouting/player development for the Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos. He's also a fan of the ACC.

Team Draft Picks (6)

Round 2 (51)
Round 3 (85)
Round 4 (154)
Round 4 (162)
Round 6 (191)
Round 7 (228)

1. Cornerback


The Skins cut and then re-signed DeAngelo Hall and made a failed attempt to add Antoine Winfield. They desperately need to get younger playmakers in their secondary.


Potential targets:

Second round


Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Connecticut
Robert Alford, Southeastern Louisiana
Darius Slay, Mississippi State

Third round

Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
B.W. Webb, William & Mary

Fourth round

David Amerson, North Carolina State
Dwayne Gratz, Connecticut
Logan Ryan, Rutgers


Fifth through seventh rounds


Brandon McGee, Miami
Kayvon Webster, South Florida
Rod Sweeting, Georgia Tech
Dax Swanson, Sam Houston State

2. Tight end

Fred Davis re-signed for one year but is recovering from Achillesí surgery. Logan Paulsen is a blocker, and Niles Paul is still a TE/WR tweener. Itís hard to be excited about taking a tight end with your first pick, but it could prove wise.

Potential targets

Second round


Zach Ertz, Stanford
Travis Kelce, Cincinnati
Vance McDonald, Rice

Third round

Gavin Escobar, San Diego State
Jordan Reed, Florida

Fourth round


Dion Sims, Michigan State
Levine Toilolo, Stanford
Chris Gragg, Arkansas


Fifth through seventh rounds


Nick Kasa, Colorado
Ryan Otten, San Jose State
Philip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn
Joseph Fauria, UCLA


3. Inside linebacker


London Fletcherís pending retirement is becoming an offseason tradition. Eventually itís going to happen, and thereís no internal replacement option at the moment.

Potential targets:

Second round


Kevin Minter, LSU
Kiko Alonso, Oregon

Third round


Jon Bostic, Florida
Kevin Reddick, North Carolina
DeVonte Holloman, South Carolina
Khaseem Greene, Rutgers

Fourth round

Gerald Hodges, Penn State
Michael Mauti, Penn State
Sean Porter, Texas A&M


Fifth through seventh rounds


Nico Johnson, Alabama
Vince Williams, Florida State
Bruce Taylor, Virginia Tech
Taylor Reed, Southern Methodist
Brandon Hepburn, Florida A&M

Other Needs: Offensive Line, backup WR, safety