Whether it be for adding speed on offense, or netting value on defense, here's a short list of names (in no particular order) to keep an eye on for the Redskins this weekend.
Terry Hawthorne, CB, Illinois
Projected as a starter at the next level, Terry Hawthorne has good length and ball skills. Would love to see him sitting around in the fourth round, although it's unlikely.
Ray Ray Armstrong, S, Miami (Fla.)
An elite talent with a terrible rap sheet off the field, Ray Ray Armstrong could very well go undrafted.
I'd prefer the Redskins to play it safe if they like Armstrong at all, taking him as a late-round flier and working to keep his head on straight.
Onterio McCalebb, RB, Auburn
It's hard to put a draft round on him, but most project Onterio McCalebb as a return man at the next level.
Given his impressive 4.28 speed, the Redskins could look at him as an added piece on offense.
Ace Sanders, WR, South Carolina
Another one of my many crushes, Ace Sanders doesn't get nearly enough credit as a tough, hard-nosed football player.
He has the acceleration, quickness and home-run ability that Shanahan would love.
Check out my full scouting report on Sanders.
Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas
Another guy I'd view as added speed to the Redskins offense, Marquise Goodwin is more of a track star athlete (4.21 40-yard dash) than football player.
Goodwin's speed projects him to be drafted much higher than I think he should go. He's a fifth- or sixth-round receiver prospect with first-round speed.
Chris Thompson, RB, Florida State
In my very first Redskins mock draft (early January?), I had Washington taking Chris Thompson in the seventh-round in hopes of getting lucky with a flier.
Thompson is a quick athlete with insane straight-line speed and a great initial burst to pop through the line and break one.
His injury history, however, might be enough to keep most teams away until after the draft.
Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia
A larger, bully-type of corner at 6', 216 pounds, Sanders Commings would net value in the fourth or fifth round.
However, he's likely to be gone by the end of the third.
Check out my full scouting report on Commings.
Marcus Davis, WR, Virginia Tech
The Redskins were able to keep tabs on local Marcus Davis down in Blacksburg for much of his college career.
At 6'3", 233 pounds, Davis ran a 4.42 forty and possesses some pretty attractive physical numbers. He'd be worth a mid-round pick if coaches are confident they can clean up some of his technique issues.
Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma
A versatile safety with experience in multiple looks, Tony Jefferson could be a worth a pick in the mid-to-late rounds.
T.J. McDonald, S, USC
A physically imposing safety at 6'3", 219 pounds, T.J. McDonald needs work as a pass defender, but shows well as a hard-hitting, in-the-box defensive back.
Kevin Reddick, ILB, North Carolina
I actually mocked Kevin Reddick to the Redskins in my 2012 NFL mock draft until he elected to return to school for his senior season.
Reddick is of the athletic-brand inside linebacker, standing 6'2", weighing 243 pounds and running a 4.71 forty.
Despite watching his stock fall this season, Reddick has the tools to become a decent NFL starter.
Bradley McDougald, S, Kansas
Comfortable from a number of different looks, Bradley McDougald is a versatile defensive back that needs some work before becoming a reliable guy on your depth chart.
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