Jordan Poyer—CB—Oregon State
Two glaring weaknesses for the Redskins are their offensive line and their defensive secondary. Because the offense was able to perform and produce like it did last season, that makes defense the priority.
Jordan Poyer is an experienced corner with a nose for the football, consistently putting himself in position to make a play or help create a turnover. Other than slight concern regarding his top-end speed, Poyer has everything you look for in a cornerback at the next level. He has good range, he's physical off the line, he's effective with his hands, he's rangy and his closing speed is a bit underrated.
Veteran cornerback DeAngelo Hall is set to make more than $7 million next season, and a restructured contract is necessary. Even so, the position itself needs to be addressed for the future, and Poyer appears to be a safe prospect—one who is expected to improve over his first three seasons in the NFL.
If University of Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant somehow falls to this point, he's my pick for the Redskins. Trufant is more of a natural and he appears comfortable in every aspect of the game. However, after a solid Senior Bowl week and increased stock leading up to April, I wouldn't be surprised to see Trufant taken in the latter part of the first round.