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Washington Redskins 2019 Mock Madness

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Below is a compilation from Redskins.com of various league experts' predictions about what the Washington Redskins will do with the No. 15-overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Check back weekly until the draft -- which is being held April 25-April 27 in Nashville, Tenn. -- for more updates!

Expert: Todd McShay, ESPN

  • Selection: Cody Ford, Offensive Lineman, Oklahoma
  • Date of selection: December 12, 2018
  • Analysis: “Washington will be monitoring Alex Smith's recovery. Ford is a nasty mauler who has the versatility to play either right tackle or guard in the NFL.”

Expert: Mel Kiper Jr, ESPN

  • Selection: Jachai Polite, Florida
  • Date of selection: December 17, 2019
  • Analysis: “This is another potential landing spot for Kyler Murray. Alex Smith’s scary injury put his future in jeopardy, and it wouldn’t shock me if the Redskins added a young quarterback this offseason. Ultimately, I’m going with Polite, a perfect pass-rusher for a 3-4 defense who came on strong with 11 sacks this season. Former second-round pick Preston Smith has been inconsistent, and he’s a free agent, so Polite makes sense as a replacement opposite Ryan Kerrigan. Safety is another position to watch, depending on what happens with free agent Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.”

Expert: Will Brinson, CBS Sports

  • Selection: Kyler Murray, Quarterback, Oklahoma
  • Date of selection: January 24, 2019
  • Previous Selection: Daniel Jones, Quarterback, Duke
  • Date of selection: January 9, 2019
  • Analysis: “The Redskins PANIC when they see Haskins go off the board and they see the Dolphins up after the Packers. So they make a splashy trade up with Green Bay and grab Murray. Washington trading up in the first round to grab a Heisman Trophy-winning, mobile, Big 12 quarterback? What could go wrong!”

Expert: Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports

  • Selection: Daniel Jones, Quarterback, Duke
  • Date of selection: February 11th, 2019
  • Previous Selections: D.K. Metcalf, Wide Receiver, Ole Miss
  • Date of selection: February 1st, 2019
  • Kelvin Harmon, Wide Receiver, NC State
  • Date of selection: January 7th, 2019
  • Analysis: “Metcalf is the best wide receiver in this draft and he'd give whomever will be under center for the Redskins a legit downfield playmaker. (Of course, taking a quarterback here could be an option but with three already off the board we're not sure we'll see another go in this round.)”

Expert: Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports

  • Selection: Kyler Murray, Quarterback, Oklahoma
  • Date of selection: February 3, 2019
  • Previous Selection: Deandre Baker, Cornerback, Georgia
  • Date of selection: January 4th, 2019
  • Analysis: “TRADE, ya'll. Last week, I presented the prudent decision for the Redskins: Stay put and snag Lock at 15. Here, with Lock and Haskins gone, the Redskins get antsy and move into the top 10, ahead of the Broncos, Bengals, and Dolphins, and swing for the fences with Murray.”

Expert: Luke Easterling, USA Today

  • Selection: Greedy Williams, Cornerback, LSU
  • Date of selection: January 29, 2019
  • Previous Selection: N’Keal Harry, Wide Receiver, Arizona State
  • Date of selection: December 19, 2019
  • Analysis: “Trading away Kendall Fuller left a huge void in this secondary, but this scenario would present a perfect opportunity to remedy that. Williams still need some polish, but he has the size, length and athleticism to develop into an elite cover man at the next level.”

Expert: Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report

  • Selection: Deionte Thompson, Safety, Alabama
  • Date of Selection: January 9, 2019
  • Analysis: N/A

Expert: Walter Cherepinsky, Walter Football

  • Selection: Daniel Jones, Quarterback, Duke
  • Date of selection: January 31, 2019
  • Previous Selections: Drew Lock, Quarterback, Missouri
  • Date of selection: (Jan 17th)
  • AJ Brown; Wide Receiver, Ole Miss (Jan. 9th)
  • Analysis: “The Redskins are desperate for a quarterback and will likely have to trade up. Based on Charlie Campbell's reporting in the Senior Bowl Rumors page, it sounds like Washington prefers Daniel Jones over the other quarterbacks at this time, but fears that he'll be off the board by No. 15. Daniel Jones has positive arm strength and athleticism, and he could be the second quarterback off the board because of his upside. In fact, Charlie Campbell reported that three NFL general managers believe he'll be the first quarterback taken in the 2019 NFL Draft. Some are comparing him to Carson Wentz.”

Expert: Chad Reuter, NFL.com

  • Selection: Jonah Williams, Offensive Lineman, Alabama
  • Date of selection: February 5th, 2019
  • Analysis: “Washington could play Williams at guard or tackle.”

Expert: Dan Kadar, SB Nation

  • Selection: Byron Murphy, Cornerback, Washington
  • Date of selection: February 11th, 2019
  • Analysis: “In an effort to save $8.5 million in 2019 and $12 million in 2020, Washington could release Josh Norman this offseason. If that happens, cornerback jumps ahead of an edge rusher and offensive line as the team’s top need. That would make the versatile Murphy, a speedy corner with great ball skills, the obvious choice."

Expert: Maurice Jones-Drew, NFL.com

  • Selection: Jawaan Taylor, Tackle, Florida
  • Date of selection: February 12th, 2019
  • Analysis: “Taylor is a big tackle who can immediately help an offensive line that was plagued by injuries in 2018."

Expert: Jared Dubin, CBS Sports

  • Selection: Daniel Jones, Quarterback, Duke
  • Date of selection: February 14th, 2019
  • Analysis: "Washington has pretty much nothing at quarterback right now thanks to the devastating injury Alex Smith suffered last season, so the franchise takes a chance on Jones becoming its quarterback of the future. Jay Gruden did strong work with Smith and Kirk Cousins, and can hopefully do the same with Jones."

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