With the NFL draft next week, we’ve reached our ninth and final preview. LETS GO REDSKINS has reviewed Washington’s options, position by position.
Safety will have a completely different look for the Redskins in 2017. 2016 second round pick Su’a Cravens moves full time to strong safety and free agent D.J. Swearinger is penciled in as the free safety. Add the return of veteran DeAngelo Hall from injury and help in the draft and you have a revamped back end of the defense.
Ranking the 12 best safety draft prospects of 2017:
1. Jamal Adams, LSU
2. Malik Hooker, Ohio State
— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) April 15, 2017
The Redskins are rebuilding their defensive unit from top to bottom, left and right… The position change of Cravens and the addition of Swearinger have created a younger, more explosive back end.
Select the hyperlink for details on each player, both veteran and prospect.
The Redskins would be best served dipping into the deepest pool of safety talent in the draft in recent memory. Safeties that are selected on day three next week, would be top prospects in the position group in many other drafts.
"We could have 10 DBs in the first round." – @RapSheet
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) April 19, 2017
As with any position, 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.
Malik Hooker Ohio State
Jamal Adams LSU
Jabrill Peppers Michigan
Budda Baker Washington
Obi Melifonwu Connecticut
Marcus Williams Utah
Desmond King Iowa
Marcus Maye Florida
Justin Evans Texas A&M
Eddie Jackson Alabama
Josh Jones NC State
John Johnson Boston College
Tedric Thompson Colorado
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— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) April 15, 2017