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.
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?
|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|
|9||New York Giants||thecraphead|
|10||St. Louis Rams||VikesFanatic|
|12||Cleveland Browns||Wayne Joseph|
|13||New Orleans Saints||Austin Blanch|
|15||San Francisco 49ers||Malte|
|17||San Diego Chargers||MDFDisc|
|18||Kansas City Chiefs||Zach_The_Gamecock|
|19||Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo)||Wayne Joseph|
|22||Pittsburgh Steelers||Typically Lazy|
|30||Green Bay Packers||CCHOF5yearstoolate|
|31||New Orleans Saints (from Seattle)||Austin Blanch|
|32||New England Patriots||raging_cloner|