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Washington Redskins draft review

Washington Redskins draft review

1 (15). Dwayne Haskins, QB: 6-3, 231, Ohio St.

1 (26). Montez Sweat, DE: 6-6, 260, Mississippi St.

3 (76). Terry McLaurin, WR: 6-0, 208, Ohio St.

4 (112). Bryce Love, RB: 5-9, 200, Stanford

4 (131). Wes Martin, G: 6-3, 311, Indiana

5 (153). Ross Pierschbacher, C: 6-4, 307, Alabama

5 (173). Cole Holcomb, LB: 6-1, 235, North Carolina

6 (206). Kelvin Harmon, WR: 6-3, 221, N.C. St.

7 (227). Jimmy Moreland, CB: 5-10, 179, James Madison

7 (253). Jordan Brailford, DE: 6-3, 252, Oklahoma St.

Grade: A-
Rumors of disagreement within the organization swirled before the draft, but Washington nailed it. The Redskins stayed put and still got arguably the draft’s top quarterback, then capitalized on a borderline top-10 talent sliding in Sweat. After adding speed and O-line depth in the middle rounds, they got a major steal in Harmon in Round 6. The only quibble is giving up a 2020 second-rounder in the Sweat trade.

Best pick: Haskins is the most mentally developed quarterback in this class despite being just a one-year starter, as he already reads the field and manipulates defenses better than some NFL QBs. He needs some mechanical refinement, but he could have time to develop behind Case Keenum or Colt McCoy.

Upside pick: Sweat slid for a reason — some teams were worried about his heart being slightly enlarged — but he could be a star. He must play with more power against the run, but Sweat is long, fast, explosive and productive as a pass rusher.

–Field Level Media

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