With the 2014 NFL combine in the books, the first waves of mock drafts are making their way around the media circuit. Analysts have been salivating over the top prospects for months and are eager to compile a list based off team’s positioning in the draft as well as their needs. The problem for Redskins fans is these mock drafts very rarely predict passed the first round. While the Skins still don’t have a first round pick via the RG3 trade, they do possess the 2nd pick in the second round and are fully capable of drafting a starter in the second round. Since the analysts won’t predict a Redskins pick I’m going to give you a two directions the Skins could go with the 32nd pick
1) Kelvin Benjamin WR Florida State – The skins have needed a tall outside receiver for years. Benjamin fits that mold and at 6’5 240, he is capable of going up and over corner backs. This would give take some of the pressure of off Pierre Garcon and give RG3 a massive red zone threat. He would be a plug and play starter from day one and would give RG3 an incredible arial assault with Benjamin lining up with Garcon and 2nd year tight end Jordan Reed
2) Jimmie Ward S Northern Illinois – Safety has been an area of weakness ever since the death of Sean Taylor. The skins drafted Bicari Rambo last year in hopes that he could fill that void but he was the model of inconsistency and is better suited for a backup role. Ward’s stock has been skyrocketing ever since his impressive senior bowl performance. He has great instincts and is big enough to play bump and run with the more physicals receivers in the league. He is a phenomenal run stopper, often times playing up in the box.
Both would make sense for the Skins but with individual pro days still to go, it’s entirely too early to tell who they will take with the 32nd pick.