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We start with the picks we liked...
Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia (3rd, 66th overall)
Moses won’t be the steal of the draft because he’ll never be a left tackle, but he has the size, strength and overall ability to be a top-10 right tackle in this league, and his ceiling is probably higher than that.
I thought he’d be a late-first-round or early-second-round pick, and Moses really did look like an ideal selection for the ‘Skins in the No. 34 spot. The fact that they ended up getting him 32 picks later while essentially adding Trent Murphy free of charge is simply awesome.
This pick should put a smile on Robert Griffin’s face.
Spencer Long, G, Nebraska (3rd, 78th overall)
Speaking of picks that should put a smile on RGIII’s face, Long also has the ability to contribute right from the get-go while bringing some much-needed bulk to the interior of that offensive line. The Redskins aren’t messing around as they attempt to better protect Griffin this season.
Long, who was a team captain, is basically a cornfed Nebraska cliche, which is pretty much exactly what the Redskins need inside. Injury concerns exist, but they didn’t reach for him in this spot and now they might not have to worry about that offensive line for years to come.
Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson (4th, 102nd overall)
They finally address the secondary and with a potential steal. Mike Mayock said on NFL Network’s broadcast that he gave Breeland a second-round grade, and the Redskins will appreciate the fact he can play both inside and outside.
He has good size, solid technique and enough quality ACC experience to contribute relatively quickly. The 6’3” Keith McGill would have been an intriguing pick in this spot, but we’re OK with Breeland, too.
Zach Hocker, K, Arkansas (7th, 228th overall)
Seventh-round picks can be used on fliers, but I'm OK with grabbing a special teamer who could have a bright future. The Redskins need somebody here, because Kai Forbath missed three of his eight attempts from beyond 40 yards last season.