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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Washington Redskins Select Vic Beasley

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After an absence of a couple of years, thanks to the Robert Griffin III trade, the Washington Redskins are back in the first round of the NFL Draft, and they're being controlled by DN reader "tep4." The Redskins picking at #5 overall shows that the RGIII deal hasn't really worked out the way they may have wanted it to, and the team could really go in a few different directions. So, let's take a look at what tep4 has done here.

With the fifth pick in the 2015 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, the Washington Redskins select. . .

Vic Beasley, outside linebacker, Clemson

The main thing tep4 gave me in his justification for the pick was that he had this narrowed down to Beasley and one other player, but Beasley gets the edge. . .see what I did there. . .because of how bad the Redskins' linebacker corps is.

My Thoughts

Beasley, like Dante Fowler (who the Raiders took with the previous selection), is one of those "tweener" prospects that teams will look at for either a defensive end or an outside linebacker position. However, Beasley doesn't have Fowler's strength, so teams will probably tend to play him more off the ball. He's got outstanding speed and quickness, and appears to be more of a pure pass rusher than anything. I'm not sure if he can translate to being an every down player in the NFL, but he should be very good as a situational pass rusher, at the very least.

What do you think of the Redskins selecting Beasley to round out the top five, folks?

Pick Team General Manager Pick
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers kwarren3 Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
2 Tennessee Titans BVB fan Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
3 Jacksonville Jaguars n s Leonard Williams, DT, Southern Cal
4 Oakland Raiders DrivableGuide9 Dante Fowler, DE, Florida
5 Washington Redskins tep4 Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
6 New York Jets cycloneallnightlong
7 Chicago Bears lateefthetruthspeaker
8 Atlanta Falcons berg03
9 New York Giants thecraphead
10 St. Louis Rams VikesFanatic
11 Minnesota Vikings e.vogel15
12 Cleveland Browns Wayne Joseph
13 New Orleans Saints Austin Blanch
14 Miami Dolphins SkolChad
15 San Francisco 49ers Malte
16 Houston Texans Vikes4lyfe
17 San Diego Chargers MDFDisc
18 Kansas City Chiefs Zach_The_Gamecock
19 Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo) Wayne Joseph
20 Philadelphia Eagles AVeazey24
21 Cincinnati Bengals misterloveSKOL
22 Pittsburgh Steelers Typically Lazy
23 Detroit Lions just_rob
24 Arizona Cardinals Siberia101
25 Carolina Panthers SweetTooth
26 Baltimore Ravens lmoe12
27 Dallas Cowboys paulser21
28 Denver Broncos SpencerN
29 Indianapolis Colts CCNorseman
30 Green Bay Packers CCHOF5yearstoolate
31 New Orleans Saints (from Seattle) Austin Blanch
32 New England Patriots raging_cloner