The Insider: draft


Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Opinions on the Redskins’ 2013 rookies, from this time last year

It’s neat to take a look back and see what scouts and draft analysts thought of the players who eventually became Redskins.

By Keith McMillan  |  06:59 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Jordan Reed, NFL draft, Opening kick

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Weekend poll: Which position will the Redskins draft first?

They don’t pick until No. 34, and they don’t need to land a Week 1 starter.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Opening kick, poll

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 04/18/2014

NFL draft: Three interior offensive linemen who could be fits for the Redskins

Washington enters the draft with needs on the offensive line. Here are three guard or center prospects, one each who should be available early, in the middle and late in the draft.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:33 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Offensive line, prospects, The Outsider

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/17/2014

So let’s talk Redskins and the NFL draft

A roundup of links from around the Web in anticipation of the draft, which starts in three weeks.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Word around Washington

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Wisconsin’s Southward, West Virginia’s Sims, Georgia Tech’s Attaochu also on Redskins’ visit list

Safety, running back and pass rusher rank among players on Redskins’ radar.

By Mike Jones  |  09:20 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Prospect visits

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Redskins begin hosting pre-draft visits with NFL prospects

The Redskins have begun the process of hosting prospects for pre-draft visits, showing interest in offensive linemen, pass rushers and wide receivers.

By Mike Jones  |  12:05 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, visits

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/16/2014

NFL draft: A look at three safeties who could be fits for the Redskins

Washington enters the draft potentially looking for more help in the secondary. Here are three, one each who should be available early, in the middle and late in the draft

By Mark Bullock  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Safeties, The Outsider

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Redskins mailbag: Draft priorities, DeSean Jackson and salary cap talk

This week, Mike Jones answers readers’ questions about the Redskins’ draft needs, further examines the signing of DeSean Jackson, and engages in some salary cap talk.

By Mike Jones  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag, NFL draft, Salary cap

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Redskins to host Draft Day Party

The Redskins will host their annual Draft Day Party beginning at noon, Saturday, May 10, at FedEx Field.

By Mike Jones  |  08:41 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Jackson, Clark acquisitions give Redskins flexibility entering draft

We’ll get more into the draft in the coming weeks as pre-draft visits and workouts will begin taking place. But here’s a quick glance at where things currently stand and what holes may still remain.

By Mike Jones  |  10:42 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, Draft needs, inside linebackers, NFL draft, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Running backs, Safeties, special teams, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Redskins mailbag: Free agency moves, impacts and remaining holes

Things have started to quiet down on the free agent front for the Washington Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  12:12 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, contracts, draft, free agency, Mailbag

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 02/26/2014

NFL Combine: Five observations from the past week in Indy

Mike Jones provides insights as the NFL combine wraps up, and it covers the gamut, from the freakish talents to the depth of the defensive-back class, plus Michael Sam and Johnny Manziel.

By Mike Jones  |  10:23 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine, NFL draft, observations

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Let NFL Draft-obsession season begin

A few tools to help you make sense of the data that came out of the NFL combine.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine, NFL draft, Opening kick

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/29/2014

What kind of player can the Redskins expect to draft at No. 34?

We’ll take a look not at what’s projected with the No. 34 draft pick, but what’s been drafted near there in the past, and what’s considered good value.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Virginia OT Morgan Moses enjoying NFL preview

When he received the invitation to compete in the Senior Bowl, University of Virginia offensive lineman Morgan Moses welcomed the chance to showcase his skills to NFL talent evaluators.

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 01/23/2014

Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste hopes to follow Richard Sherman’s path

With many of the NFL’s top wide receivers coming in bigger and stronger packages in recent years, the league has started to trending toward defensive backs of similar molds.

By Mike Jones  |  11:35 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/22/2014

What’s your ideal Redskins offseason?

We ask readers to project their ideal offseason moves for the Redskins. . . within reason, of course.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:05 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  draft, Free agents, offseason

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Moves pay off for versatile running back Charles Sims

Charles Sims has played for both Houston and West Virginia, and at wide receiver and running back, and now has his NFL dream within reach.

By Mike Jones  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Wisconsin ILB Chris Borland feels well-prepared for NFL

As the meetings and practices got underway at the Senior Bowl here in Mobile, Ala., Wisconsin inside linebacker Chris Borland felt well-prepared for this fast-paced, action-packed week-long job interview/audition.

By Mike Jones  |  09:18 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Borland, NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 08:43 PM ET, 12/29/2013

Thanks to Redskins, Rams have a No. 2 overall draft pick

The Redskins’ move from No. 6 to No. 2 in 2012 costs them the No. 2 pick in 2014, which will belong to the Rams.

By Mike Jones  |  08:43 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Robert Griffin III, st. louis rams, Week 17

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Next year's NFL draft scheduled for May 8-10

Commissioner Roger Goodell had said last week that next year's draft was moving from late April to May.

By Mark Maske  |  12:35 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/21/2013

Redskins getting draft picks signed quickly

The rookie pay system put in place in 2011 NFL labor deal "has simplified everything" in negotiations with draft picks, General Manager Bruce Allen said.

By Mark Maske  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Redskins draft, Rookies

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Redskins sign fourth-round safety Phillip Thomas

By signing fourth-round pick Phillip Thomas, the Redskins have all but their second- and third-round picks under contract.

By Mike Jones  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, draft, Rookies, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Redskins sign seventh-round RB Jawan Jamison

Washington continues to get its lower-round picks under contract, announcing the signing of the seventh-round running back from Rutgers.

By Mike Jones  |  10:50 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft, Rookies, Running backs

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Word around Washington: Reactions to the Redskins’ draft

What's being written about Washington's 2013 rookie class.

By Keith McMillan  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Word around Washington

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 04/29/2013

2013 NFL Draft Rewind: Grading the AFC

Mark Maske reviews how the AFC teams performed in the 2013 NFL draft.

By Mark Maske  |  06:17 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, nfl draft 2013

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 04/29/2013

2013 NFL Draft Rewind: Grading the NFC

Mark Maske reviews how the NFC teams performed in the 2013 NFL draft.

By Mark Maske  |  03:01 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 04/29/2013

What did you think of the Redskins' draft?

Given some time to digest it all, what's your feeling on Washington's draft class?

By Keith McMillan  |  08:07 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 04/28/2013

Redskins add collection of undrafted rookies

The Redskins have added two offensive linemen, an inside linebacker, two wide receivers and a cornerback.

By Mike Jones  |  11:14 AM ET, 04/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft

Posted at 08:46 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Mike Shanahan talks Redskins draft picks

As the Redskins wrapped up its drafting Saturday night, their coach said he felt good about the collection of players acquired.

By Mike Jones  |  08:46 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins draft

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Redskins take RB Jawan Jamison out of Rutgers in seventh round

The Washington Redskins closed out the 2013 NFL Draft by selecting Rutgers running back Jawan Jamison in the seventh round - the 228th overall pick of the draft.

By Mike Jones  |  07:04 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Redskins take another safety, Bacarri Rambo, with 191st overall pick

The Washington Redskins went safety again, taking Georgia's Bacarri Rambo with the 191st pick of the NFL draft.

By Mike Jones  |  05:47 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Redskins draft RB Chris Thompson, LB Brandon Jenkins out of Florida State

The Redskins in the fifth round selected a pair of players out of Florida State, taking running back Chris Thompson with the 154th overall pick and outside linebacker Brandon Jenkins with the 162nd pick.

By Mike Jones  |  04:23 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Phillip Thomas: 'I feel like I'm going to be the steal of the draft'

As he watched and waited while more than a hundred players came off of the NFL draft board ahead of him, Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas fought to keep his emotions in check.

By Mike Jones  |  02:41 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Redskins select Phillip Thomas in fourth round

By selecting the ball-hawking safety from Fresno State in the fourth round of the NFL draft, the Redskins turn their attention back to upgrading their secondary.

By Mike Jones  |  01:31 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins draft

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 04/27/2013

NFL draft Day 3 -- Redskins still have some top prospects available at positions of need

With five picks (a fourth, two fifths, a sixth and seventh) on this final day of the draft, Washington should be able to meet more needs as quality players remain on the board.

By Mike Jones  |  11:37 AM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins draft

Posted at 12:11 AM ET, 04/27/2013

Mike Shanahan breaks down draft picks David Amerson, Jordan Reed

Mike Shanahan believes that in David Amerson and Jordan Reed, the Redskins have added two prospects that will establish themselves as playmakers on their respective sides of the ball.

By Mike Jones  |  12:11 AM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 11:05 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Round 3 roundup: Glennon is third QB chosen; Barkley and Nassib still available

Quarterback have fallen off the board at the rate of one per round, but USC’s Matt Barkley and Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib have tumbled down the board.

By Mark Maske  |  11:05 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Redskins draft Florida tight end Jordan Reed in Round 3

Washington uses its third-round pick (85th overall) on Florida’s Jordan Reed, a 6-foot-2, 236 pound tight end who led the Gators with 45 catches last fall.

By Mike Jones  |  10:04 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Second round roundup: Manti Te'o, Geno Smith chosen

Manti Te'o, Geno Smith chosen in second round of NFL draft

By Mark Maske  |  09:35 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Redskins draft cornerback David Amerson in Round 2 [updated]

By Mike Jones  |  07:59 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 04/26/2013

NFL draft open thread & guide to Round 2

If you're just sitting down to join the NFL draft coverage, the Redskins get a chance to pick in Round 2, and several name players are still available as well.

By Keith McMillan  |  05:31 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 04/26/2013

NFL draft: Alec Ogletree becomes part of Rams' compensation for Robert Griffin III trade

St. Louis takes the Georgia linebacker 30th after trading down from the 22nd pick they had received from the Redskins in 2012.

By Mark Maske  |  11:36 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III trade

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/26/2013

NFL draft 2013: First-round winners and losers

NFL DRAFT | It was a good night for offensive linemen. As for quarterbacks, running backs and the Bills? Not so much.

By Mark Maske  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Manti Te'o, Geno Smith are second-round NFL draft focal points

NFL DRAFT | Manti Te'o, Geno Smith, Matt Barkley and Ryan Nassib are among the notable names who could be picked in tonight’s second round.

By Mark Maske  |  11:01 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, nfl draft 2013

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 04/26/2013

NFL draft: Breaking down the best players available for the Redskins

The Washington Redskins, as expected, sat tight during the first night of the NFL Draft and tonight will spring into action with picks in the second and third rounds, the first of which begins at 6:30 p.m.

By Mike Jones  |  10:02 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 04/26/2013

NFL draft 2013 -- Who's left for the Redskins on Day 2

Let's take stock of who is available after Round 1, and who might slide to Washington at pick No. 51

By Keith McMillan  |  08:02 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 04/25/2013

NFL Draft 2013 -- Live blog & other essential Round 1 links

Need to be pointed in the right direction on draft night? The Insider's got you.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:58 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Another mock draft: If Fisher goes No. 1, how does that change things?

With rumors of the Chiefs perhaps settling on a different tackle with the first overall pick, the rest of the mock draft order shifts around some.

By Mark Maske  |  01:22 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Redskins do extensive homework on prospects with troubled pasts

when investigating a draft candidate with a sketchy background, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said his staff does extensive work to gain as clear a picture as possible.

By Mike Jones  |  11:10 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Who do Redskins fans not want to see drafted tonight?

The Redskins might be sitting out Round 1 of the draft, but fans can still enjoy tonight by watching to see who doesn't get picked, and remains available for Washington in Round 2.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:08 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Redskins on sideline, but still plenty of first-round intrigue in NFL draft Thursday night

Will Manti Te'o be chosen Thursday night? Will any quarterbacks be taken? What will the Rams do with the pick they got from the Redskins? There is no shortage of storylines.

By Mark Maske  |  04:17 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, nfl draft 2013

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Shanahan: Redskins prepared for multiple scenarios

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said although the team doesn't have a first-round pick this year, they have prepared for multiple scenarios.

By Mike Jones  |  01:41 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Shanahan on the draft: Trading into first-round a long shot

At Mike Shanahan's pre-draft press conference, the Redskins coach offers small nuggets on the team's thought process.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/24/2013

How much draft-day movement can we expect from the Redskins?

Mike Shanahan's three-year history of Redskins drafts suggests that Washington won't stand pat during the three-day NFL draft.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 04/24/2013

NFL draft 2013 position preview: Defensive linemen

Sharrif Floyd tops the class of defensive line prospects in this year's NFL draft.

By Mike Jones  |  07:20 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 04/23/2013

NFL draft 2013: Another shot at a mock draft

Mark Maske takes one final crack at predicting the first round in what looks to be a fluid, hard-to-predict draft.

By Mark Maske  |  04:45 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 04/23/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: tight ends

The way teams are using tight ends in the NFL these days gives Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert and Stanford's Zach Ertz hope of being first-round picks.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, nfl draft 2013, tight ends

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Monday mail bag: Draft needs at corner, safety, tackle and more . . .

With Draft Weekend approaching, many of the topics on your minds are along those lines - the team's needs, the decision-making process, and how selections could impact the roster.

By Mike Jones  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Monday Mailbag, nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Should the Redskins trade draft picks this year for better ones next year?

The Redskins might be able to parlay this year's second-rounder into a first-rounder next year. Would it be worth the wait for Washington?

By Keith McMillan  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft, Redskins draft needs

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Pass rushers

Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah, who has only three seasons of experience playing football, has become a tantalizing but risky prospect expected to be among the first 10 players drafted.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive ends, NFL draft, outside linebackers

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/21/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Wide receivers

The Redskins have more pressing needs early, but late in the draft, the value is there at wide receiver.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/20/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Inside linebackers

Will Notre Dame's Manti Teo be taken in the first round?

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Linebackers, NFL draft

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 04/18/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Running backs

The Rams got a haul of picks last season when the Redskins moved up to draft Robert Griffin III. One of those picks could go towards replacing RB Steven Jackson with Eddie Lacy.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Running backs

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 04/17/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Cornerbacks

Dee Millner heads class, but after scare last fall, Houston’s D.J. Hayden could be there for Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NFL draft, Secondary

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Robert Griffin III making appearance at Redskins draft party

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and a number of teammates will be on hand for their team's annual NFL Draft party at FedEx Field on Saturday, April 27.

By Mike Jones  |  04:32 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/16/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Offensive line

There's not a lot of flash at the top of the draft, but there are top-notch tackles, none of whom will likely end up as Redskins.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 04/15/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Safeties

The Redskins' need at safety matches well with a deep draft class at the position.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Redskins draft: The depth chart as it currently stands

The Washington Redskins long have been expected to address last year's struggling secondary early in this month's NFL Draft.

By Mike Jones  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins draft needs

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Draft comparables, spider charts and comments worth highlighting

Late-morning grab bag includes ways to visualize prospects' raw talent, and reader comments worth highlighting.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:37 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  draft, Secondary

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 04/10/2013

A roundup of the Redskins in mock drafts

No matter who's doing the mocking, folks projecting the NFL draft tend to see the Redskins ending up with a corner or a safety at pick No. 51.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:11 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mock drafts, NFL draft

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Draft prospects Amerson, Thomas, Williams visiting Redskins Wednesday

The Washington Redskins were scheduled to host North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson and Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas for pre-draft visits, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, NFL draft, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Should the Redskins draft a cornerback?

They have some talent at cornerback, but they weren't all that great against the pass last year.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:17 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, draft, Opening kick, Secondary

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 04/05/2013

NFL Draft: Kiper projects UConn's Blidi Wreh-Wilson to Redskins in second round

With less than a month remaining before the NFL Draft, ESPN analyst Mel Kiper predicts that the Redskins will select UConn cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson with the 51st pick of the draft.

By Mike Jones  |  04:11 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Redskins to host FIU safety Johnathan Cyprien for pre-draft visit

The Washington Redskins will host Florida International safety Johnathan Cyprien for a pre-draft visit this month, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

By Mike Jones  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Let's Kick It Again and a look at Washington's draft history

As the Opening Kick returns, it looks at a few different draft analyses, and finds that no matter how you slice it, the Redskins need to draft better.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:24 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Opening kick, Redskins draft

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 03/29/2013

Defensive backs Brandon McGee, Duke Williams draw pre-draft interest from Redskins

.The defensive backs are projected to go in the middle rounds of the 2013 NFL draft

By Mike Jones  |  01:08 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins, Redskins defensive backs, Redskins draft

Posted at 09:10 PM ET, 03/18/2013

No compensatory draft picks for Redskins

Picks are awarded by the NFL based on a formula evaluating gains and losses in free agency the previous year.

By Mark Maske  |  09:10 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, NFL league meeting

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Johnathan Cyprien looks to become the next small-school player to shine in the NFL

Florida International University safety is determined to prove he is the best player at his position at the NFL combine

By Mike Jones  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine, Redskins draft, Redskins prospects, Redskins Roster

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Standards higher for rookie QBs after Griffin, Luck, Wilson

Expectations high for NFL rookie quarterbacks

By Mark Maske  |  04:08 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, NFL scouting combine, Quarterbacks

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 02/18/2013

Mike Mayock: Safety Johnathan Cyprien 'makes a lot of sense' for Redskins

Mike Mayock believes that the Redskins are capable of getting an impact safety with their first pick of the draft (51st overall).

By Mike Jones  |  08:02 PM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine, NFL draft

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Redskins scouts lay groundwork for draft evaluations at Senior Bowl

The college football all-star game will give the team's player personnel officials a jump-start on the combine.

By Mike Jones  |  01:27 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas on track to achieve NFL dream

After a successful career as a safety at Fresno State, Phillip Thomas is three months away from reaching his dream of playing for the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  11:05 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Michigan's Denard Robinson working to learn new positions

The Michigan standout is auditioning at positions other than quarterback in front of NFL scouts.

By Mike Jones  |  03:43 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Virginia OT Oday Aboushi looks to show he is a promising NFL prospect

An early invite to the Senior Bowl, Aboushi has been solid during this week's practices.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins prospects, Senior Bowl

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Senior Bowl: South practices notes and observations

The team's scouting department take notes on the Senior Bowl crop of cornerback and safeties.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Senior Bowl: North practice notes and observations

Some defensive backs and offensive linemen show potential to meet Redskins needs.

By Mike Jones  |  02:47 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins, Senior Bowl

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/22/2013

USC safety T.J. McDonald: Lessons from father, Monte Kiffin provide head start

Son of 49ers safety Tim McDonald feels he has a head start.

By Mike Jones  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 01/22/2013

J.J. Wilcox, late bloomer and NFL prospect, aims to display his potential

As he surveyed the talent around him during the first practices at the Senior Bowl on Monday, J.J. Wilcox almost didn't feel like it was real.

By Mike Jones  |  10:46 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Manti Te'o: NFL draft analysts say it's too early to tell how hoax will affect his standing

Of the many questions raised by the bizarre incident involving Manti Te'o, one centers on how it will impact the Notre Dame linebacker's draft stock.

By Mike Jones  |  01:43 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Redskins' draft: Mel Kiper sees safeties, corner, tackles within Washington's reach

Washington's first pick is the 22nd choice of the second round.

By Mike Jones  |  01:23 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 12/10/2012

What were your emotions in the final two minutes of Redskins-Ravens?

The franchise quarterback's leg bent awkwardly. Then his backup rallied the team from behind to win in overtime. It was surely a wave of emotions for Redskins fans -- what were you feeling during it all?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:16 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Banks, draft, Kirk Cousins, playoff chase, Redskins injuries, Redskins vs. Ravens, Redskins-Ravens, RGIII, RGIII injury, Richard Crawford, Robert Griffin III injury

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Mike Mayock: Robert Griffin III ‘the most exciting young player in this year’s draft’

NFL Network analyst says that Heisman Trophy winner has few flaws and is worth trading up for.

By Mike Jones  |  10:40 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft