Washington Mock Draft #1
The Washington Professional Football team is not really in a predicament, but they are in a unique position.
This a team that needs help in a few positions, and because of that I decided quantity was absolutely necessary.
I had an idea of what I wanted at #13 and that was Roquan Smith, Tremaine Edmunds or Leighton Vander Esch. But then I got cute, and I decided to trade back in hopes that one of them would fall.But also keeping in mind that I need multiple high caliber prospects. I trade back to #30, and my initial gamble doesn't pay off. However, the second best RB in this draft in Derrius Guice is available at #30 and I don't think my fingers could work faster. Guice is coming to Landover and one of the worst running games in the league is no more. Guice is a class act and recently with Mike Florio he was able to sing Saquon Barkley's praises as well. This is a guy you want on your team.
I now have two picks in the second round following my trade, and at #44 I intend to solidify my interior line because this is the C/G sweet spot in the draft. I took Billy Price at #44 and I love his versatility, guard, center, whatever, he can do it. Then at #62 I have some fun and I take the hometown kid from the University of Maryland in D.J. Moore. These are two guys that will have a long term impact on the Washington Offense, and I'm excited to see what they can do with Alex Smith.
In round three at #94 I took Rasheem Green from USC. Durability, flexibility, and versatility is his game and it's exciting to think what he can do in the NFL.
Josey Jewell is one of my favorite sleeper picks in the draft. This guy just ravaged the B10, but in a way that just showed his presence. Jewell just did not miss tackles. He is a tremendous example of a guy that will grow and develop. I would not be shocked to see a longer career like Chad Greenway develop.
In the fifth round I stayed busy. At #142 I took DeShon Elliott out of Texas and I like this because he has some upside. And at worst he'll be a special teams regular. At #163 I decided to invest in the O-Line, again, but that interior line always needs help. Mason Cole out Michigan makes a boatload of sense at #163. Wild fun fact about Cole is that he started 26 games at left tackle and 26 games at center. That's a new split. Marquis Haynes is a talented young man out of Oxford that has multiple years of starting experience and was named the Ole Miss' Chucky Mullins Award winner. That's a great thing.
In the sixth round I got to Tyler Conklin at #205. Why? Well to be honest I figured that he may be related to Jack Conklin. So far I can tell his not. But besides that, I like Conklin because Washington has a solid TE roster, but they could use a solid blocker with upside.
In the seventh, I went classic, I went with an Bama d-back and a Miami WR. At #231 I took Levi Wallace. This kid is a stud, and I absolutely respect his journey. His dad passed away from ALS a few years ago, and since then he has been fighting back to starting status. I'm impressed, and I was not going to pass on him. At #241 I took Braxton Berrios, this guy is fine, but more importantly he's the definition of a safe receiver, He's also got a ton of special teams talent. This was a good draft. #fun