Draft: Cornerback

Over the next few weeks, LETS GO REDSKINS will review Washington’s options in next month’s NFL Draft, position by position.

The Redskins struggled defending both the run and the pass in 2016. In the defensive backfield, Washington entered the off-season in much better shape at corner, than they did at safety.

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The ‘Skins have added only one player of any significance at corner this offseason and most have never even heard of him. Tharold Simon is a 6’3″ defensive back out of LSU, drafted in the fifth round of the 2013 draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Just a year ago, All-Pro corner Josh Norman practically fell in their lap, although at some point, he may become a cap problem.

Select the hyperlink for details on each player, both veteran and prospect.

Under Contract
Josh Norman
Bashaud Breeland
Kendall Fuller
Quinton Dunbar
Tharold Simon

We do not project the Redskins to opt for a corner back in the opening round of the NFL draft. We have projected ten options that Washington could consider at the position, either Friday or Saturday during the proceedings. A year ago, the Redskins gambled on injured corner Kendall Fuller, who receives an incomplete grade at this point.

Whom the Redskins target has much to do with how high an asset they wish to commit during the draft. We have identified several options to consider at different stages/rounds of the draft.

Draft Options
Jourdan Lewis Michigan
Adoree Jackson Southern Cal
Chidobe Awuzie Colorado
Teez Tabor Florida
Cordrea Tankersley Clemson
Sidney Jones Washington
Akhello Witherspoon Colorado
Cameron Sutton Tennessee
Corn Elder Miami (FL)
Marquez White Florida State

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Up Next: Safety

Days Until
NFL Draft: 15
2017 Preseason: 113A
2017 Season: 150

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