PFF draft board: Washington Redskins

Analyst Michael Mountford takes a pick-by-pick look at the 2016 draft prospects that best fit Washington's needs.

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PFF draft board: Washington Redskins


PFF is putting together team-specific draft boards for all 32 teams, using our draft rankings and our evaluation of how each player fits in specific schemes.

Included are three ideal targets for each team with their first-, second- and third-round picks, along with the complete team-specific draft board including every player in PFF’s draft rankings.

Here is the list of potential picks for Washington:

Round 1 (21st overall)

Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama

With the need to strengthen Washington’s defense, Ragland might be a limited player in coverage. Those limitations can be masked if he isn’t asked to match up in man coverage, and his ability in the run game will be huge.

Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia

Another Defender whose positional value fills a major need for Washington. Last season both Dashon Goldson and Trenton Robinson finished the year as the two worst-graded safeties, the year before that Ryan Clark ended as the worst-graded safety. If Joseph can come in on Day 1 and with average play, the upgrade at safety will take a big jump.

Shilique Calhoun, ED, Michigan State

Edge rushers might not seem like a need in Washington, what with Ryan Kerrigan, Preston Smith and Junior Galette all on the roster. However, Galette is only under contract for this season and as the Broncos showed last season, having four pass rushers is a benefit to the team.

Round 2 (53th overall)

Kalan Reed, CB, Southern Miss

With Bashaud Breeland as the only starter who posted a positive grade, Washington needs as many quality players in the secondary as they can find. Reed is a corner who might get overlooked since he went to Southern Miss, however, he showed all the physical tools needed to play in the NFL and graded out as the third-highest graded CB in coverage last season.

Joe Thuney, OT/OG, North Carolina

Thuney is a player who is projected to move inside to either guard or center at the next level. If he is able to move over to center this would solidify a line that had four starters grade in the positive, with the only weakness at center.

Cyrus Jones, CB, Alabama

Jones is another corner to look at in the second round. While Jones did not grade as well as Reed, it should be acknowledged that he played in the SEC. He is a little smaller than some teams like, however he did test very well, and he’d fit well and has the ability to help in the run game, where he was the highest-graded CB against the run last season.

Round 3 (84th overall)

Steven Daniels, LB, Boston College

If Washington is unable to get Ragland in the first round, and perhaps maybe even if they do, Daniels would be an excellent fit as a two-down run-thumping linebacker. While the limitations in the passing game are large, at this point of the draft getting the best LB against the run is a big opportunity.

Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh

With DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon both entering the last year of their deals, Washington needs to start planning for the future. Boyd is a capable No. 2 WR who might not have the upside of some other receivers in this draft, but he is a diverse and smart route runner.

Jack Allen, C, Michigan State

If Washington is unable to fill their need at center in the first or second round, Jack Allen might be the best fit. Allen is a very consistent player who has only had six negative graded games in the last two seasons.

PlayerPositionSchoolPFF Draft BoardWashington Redskins Draft Board
DeForest BucknerDIOregon21
Jalen RamseyCBFlorida State32
Joey BosaEDGEOhio State13
Myles JackLBUCLA64
Jared GoffQBCal45
Sheldon RankinsDILouisville86
Ezekiel ElliottRBOhio State77
Laremy TunsilOTOle Miss58
Corey ColemanWRBaylor99
Chris JonesDIMississippi State1210
Josh DoctsonWRTCU1011
William Jackson IIICBHouston1512
Vernon HargreavesCBFlorida1813
Jarran ReedDIAlabama2014
Leonard FloydEDGEGeorgia1915
Reggie RaglandLBAlabama2616
Shaq LawsonEDGEClemson1117
Sterling ShepardWROklahoma2318
Cody WhitehairGKansas State1719
Ronnie StanleyOTNotre Dame1619
Karl JosephSWest Virginia3021
Vernon ButlerDILouisiana Tech3222
Shilique CalhounEDGEMichigan State2923
Jaylon SmithLBNotre Dame2524
Andrew BillingsDIBaylor2225
Noah SpenceEDGEEastern Kentucky3626
Leonte CarrooWRRutgers3526
Nick MartinCNotre Dame4528
A'Shawn RobinsonDIAlabama4129
Rashard HigginsWRColorado State4030
Michael Thomas (OSU)WROhio State2431
Hunter HenryTEArkansas3332
Laquon TreadwellWROle Miss2833
Kalan ReedCBSouthern Miss5434
Ryan KellyCAlabama4235
Austin JohnsonDIPenn State3936
Scooby Wright IIILBArizona7137
Jason SpriggsOTIndiana4637
Mackenzie AlexanderCBClemson2139
Adolphus WashingtonDIOhio State4340
Jack ConklinOTMichigan State1341
Michael Thomas (SM)WRSouthern Miss3842
Joe ThuneyOTNC State5143
Kyler FackrellEDGEUtah State6544
Jonathan BullardDIFlorida2745
Cyrus JonesCBAlabama7746
Bronson KaufusiEDGEBYU6647
Jerell AdamsTESouth Carolina5948
Isaac SeumaloGOregon State6349
Hassan RidgewayDITexas5750
Kenny ClarkDIUCLA5850
Sheldon DayDINotre Dame3452
Kamalei CorreaEDGEBoise State7853
Tyler BoydWRPittsburgh8253
Nick VanHooseCBNorthwestern8855
Nick KwiatkowskiLBWest Virginia7656
De'Vante HarrisCBTexas A&M6956
Daniel BravermanWRWestern Michigan6258
Steven DanielsLBBoston College10159
Paxton LynchQBMemphis5560
Su'a CravensLBUSC4861
Kevin DoddEDGEClemson7061
Malcolm MitchellWRGeorgia6761
Jeremy CashSDuke5364
Xavien HowardCBBaylor8065
Christian WestermanGArizona State8566
Kenneth DixonRBLouisiana Tech4767
Paul PerkinsRBUCLA4968
Carson WentzQBNorth Dakota State1469
Shon ColemanOTAuburn9169
Jordan HowardRBIndiana5671
Connor CookQBMichigan State7572
Dean LowryDINorthwestern9773
Cre'Von LeBlancCBFlorida Atlantic9373
Will FullerWRNotre Dame6075
Joshua GarnettGStanford5076
Pharoh CooperWRSouth Carolina9676
Devin LucienWRArizona State9276
Braxton MillerWROhio State9876
Eli AppleCBOhio State3180
Kevin ByardSMiddle Tennessee State7380
Willie HenryDIMichigan9980
Joe DahlOTWashington State11283
Brandon DoughtyQBWestern Kentucky10983
Taylor DeckerOTOhio State5285
Darian ThompsonSBoise State8386
Joe SchobertEDGEWisconsin7487
Javon HargraveDISouth Carolina State7988
Vonn BellSOhio State9089
Joshua PerryLBOhio State8689
Emmanuel OgbahEDGEOklahoma State3791
Robert NkemdicheDIOle Miss4492
Darius LathamDIIndiana8493
Alex CollinsRBArkansas8794
Kevin PetersonCBOklahoma State9495
Le'Raven ClarkOTTexas Tech11996
Thomas DuarteTEUCLA8997
Maliek CollinsDINebraska6198
Anthony ZettelDIPenn State11498
Austin HooperTEStanford125100
Keyarris GarrettWRTulsa64101
Tavon YoungCBTemple115102
Matt SkuraCDuke128103
Darron LeeLBOhio State81103
Carl NassibEDGEPenn State68103
Demarcus AyersWRHouston150103
Jordan PaytonWRUCLA118107
Spencer DrangoGBaylor107108
Jake McGeeTEFlorida123109
Aaron BurbridgeWRMichigan State138110
Kentrell BrothersLBMissouri108111
Ronald BlairEDGEAppalachian State102112
Nelson SpruceWRColorado145112
Matt IoannidisDITemple124114
David MorganTEUTSA153115
Austin BlytheCIowa203115
Darrell GreeneGSan Diego State157117
Will AnthonyEDGENavy132117
Jakeem GrantWRTexas Tech173117
Devon CajusteTEStanford174120
Tajae SharpeWRUmass180121
Max TuerkCUSC113122
Jack AllenCMichigan State122123
Germain IfediOTTexas A&M182124
Kyle MurphyOTStanford72125
Jordan JenkinsEDGEGeorgia127126
Devontae BookerRBUtah103126
C.J. ProsiseRBNotre Dame105126
Yannick NgakoueEDGEMaryland134129
Sebastian TretolaGArkansas126130
Henry Krieger-CobleTEIowa230130
Cody KesslerQBUSC106130
Will ParksSArizona100133
Tyler GrayLBBoise State160133
Derrick HenryRBAlabama95135
Jihad WardDIIllinois159136
D.J. ReaderDIClemson162136
Terrell LathanDITCU167136
Kendall FullerCBVirginia Tech139139
Dadi Lhomme NicholasEDGEVirginia Tech161140
Aaron WallaceEDGEUCLA166140
Demarcus RobinsonWRFlorida140142
Daniel LascoRBCal141142
Jayron KearseSClemson120144
Nile Lawrence-StampleDIFlorida State148145
Kyle RoseDIWest Virginia168145
Sterling BaileyDIGeorgia170145
Delvon SimmonsDIUSC175145
Brennan ScarlettDIStanford178145
Taveze CalhounCBMississippi State147145
Will RedmondCBMississippi State116151
Alex McCalisterEDGEFlorida169152
Brandon AllenQBArkansas104152
Jatavis BrownLBAkron131154
Byron MarshallWROregon121155
Terrell ChestnutCBWest Virginia129156
Matt JohnsonQBBowling Green110157
Tyrone HolmesEDGEMontana130158
Keanu NealSFlorida176159
Bryson AlbrightEDGEMiami (OH)195160
Travis FeeneyEDGEWashington196160
Joe HaegOTNorth Dakota State117162
Charles TapperEDGEOklahoma136163
Kenyan DrakeRBAlabama135163
Jonathan WilliamsRBArkansas137163
Quniton JeffersonDIMaryland210166
Eric MurrayCBMinnesota154166
Miles KillebrewSSouther Utah187168
D.J. PettwayEDGEAlabama211169
Justin SimmonsSBoston College163170
Trevone BoykinQBTCU142171
D.J. WhiteCBGeorgia Tech155172
Eric StrikerEDGEOklahoma165173
Kevin HoganQBStanford143174
Jeff DriskelQBLouisiana Tech149174
Adam GotsisDIGeorgia Tech177176
KeiVarae RussellCBNotre Dame171176
Corey TindalCBMarshall172176
Ian SeauEDGENevada219179
Matt JudonEDGEGrand Valley State220179
Vernon Adams, JRQBOregon111181
Praise Martin-OguikeEDGETemple208182
Jhurell PressleyRBNew Mexico179183
Kolby ListenbeeWRTCU181183
Graham GlasgowGMichigan158185
B.J. GoodsonLBClemson146186
Artie BurnsCBMiami144187
Cody CoreWROle Miss184188
Kenny LawlerWRCal193188
Tyler ErvinRBSan Jose State197188
Mike RoseEDGENC State223191
Victor OchiEDGEStony Brook244191
Cory LittletonEDGEWashington246191
Clayton FejedelemSIllinois201194
Tanner McEvoySWisconsin206194
Blake MartinezLBStanford198194
Cory JohnsonDIKentucky156197
Rashard RobinsonCBLSU200198
Donte DeayonCBBoise State199198
Curt MaggittEDGETennessee207200
Teddy RubenWRTroy212200
Cardale JonesQBOhio State222202
T.J. GreenSClemson217203
Tyler RobertsLBTroy215203
Ryker MathewsGBYU164205
Ted KarrasGIllinois213206
Joey HuntCTCU189207
Tyler MatakevichLBTemple185207
Perez FordLBNorthern Illinois188207
Jenson StoshakWRFlorida Atlantic214210
Jordan WilliamsWRBall State218210
D.J. FosterWRArizona State216210
Trevon ColeyDIFlorida Atlantic186213
Eddie YarbroughEDGEWyoming192214
DeAndre WashingtonRBTexas Tech194214
Nick VigilLBUtah State205216
Mike HiltonSOle Miss233217
Jesse ChapmanCAppalachian State241217
Jake BrendelCUCLA245217
Deion JonesLBLSU250217
Connor WujciakDIBoston College204221
Vincent ValentineDINebraska234222
Martavius FosterDIColorado State240222
Prince Charles IworahCBWestern Kentucky225222
Jalen MillsCBLSU247222
Alex LewisOTNebraska183226
Rees OdhiamboGBoise State190226
Caleb AzubikeEDGEVanderbilt209228
Jimmy BeanEDGEOklahoma State248229
Mitch MathewsWRBYU226229
Charone PeakeWRClemson229229
Josh FergusonRBIllinois235229
Chris MooreWRCincinnati236229
Trevor DavisWRCal239229
Alex EricksonWRWisconsin227229
Connor McGovernGMissouri202236
John TheusOTGeorgia231237
Jerald HawkinsOTLSU232237
Justin MurrayOTCincinnati249237
Nick ArbuckleQBGeorgia State242237
Jacoby BrissettQBNC State151241
Wendell SmallwoodRBWest Virginia228242
Dak PrescottQBMississippi State221243
Roger LewisWRBowling Green224244
Boston StiversonGKansas State237245
Jarell BroxtonGBaylor238245
Vadal AlexanderGLSU243245
Landon TurnerGNorth Carolina133248
Nila KasitatiGOklahoma152248
Brandon ShellOTSouth Carolina191248

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