NFL Draft: Washington Redskins Draft Options

Courtesy of Fox Sports

Courtesy of Fox Sports

With the 2013 NFL Draft only a few weeks away, we are starting to get a better idea of what options the Washington Redskins will have with their picks. Many draft analysts believe that Washington will use this draft to stock up on defensive players. Although DeAngelo Hall was recently re-signed, the Redskins still have a need for secondary players and there seems to be enough depth in this draft to score good players late.

Below are some of the likeliest options Washington will have with their first pick—the 51st overall pick in the draft—according to the draft analysts at, and Also, I have included some less talked about options that may fit Washington’s needs. Let us know what you think of the projections and who you think the Redskins should take in the draft.

Draft Order

PICK (OVERALL)                                                                                                                 ROUND
Pick 19 (51) 2
Pick 23 (85) 3
Pick 22 (119) 4
Pick 21 (154) 5
Pick 29 (162)(From Patriots) 5
Pick 23 (191) 6
Pick 22 (228) 7


Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut

Projected as the 51st Pick by Mel Kiper, Jr. of and Scott Wright of

The skinny per

Wreh-Wilson is a tall, tough corner, with some ball skills. His length and short area quickness makes him an intriguing prospect, but his inability to quickly flip his hips and his lack of deep, recovery speed will likely limit him to a zone-based scheme.

Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State

Projected as the 51st pick by Todd McShay of

The skinny per

As a receiving target, Escobar is exactly what NFL teams are looking for. His fluidity and downfield comfort is effortless, as is Escobar’s near refusal to body catch. However, the same issue that kept Escobar out of a full-time role in 2011 could limit his snaps in the NFL: inconsistent blocking. Still, Escobar is a talented receiving option that teams will use around the offensive formation.

Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State

Projected as the 51st pick by Steve Shoup of

The skinny per

Once drafted as a major league baseball prospect, Poyer is now an All-American cornerback who uses his athletic prowess to make plays on the ball in coverage (four interceptions in 2011, seven in 2012) and tacklers miss as a kick and punt returner. He’s a fluid athlete who is quite agile and intelligent. He plays bigger than his size, but lacks strength and great speed.

Other Possible Options

Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor (2nd Round)

Tony Jefferson, FS, Oklahoma (4th or 5th Round)

Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State (3rd Round)

Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU (5th Round)

Phillip Thomas, SS, Fresno St. (2nd or 3rd Round)

KenJon Barner, RB, Oregon (5th Round)

Earl Wolff, S, N.C. State (6th or 7th Round)

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