Redskins Draft Preview Rounds 4-7

The last three rounds of the NFL draft should not be taken lightly. Star running back Alfred Morris was taken in the fourth, and former star London Fletcher was not drafted in the first place. These rounds can bolster a teams depth chart, but there are plenty of busts waiting to be taken.

Round 4, 105th Overall: Offensive Tackle, Ty Sambrailo, Colorado State

    Sambrailo would provide athleticism to the Redskins struggling offensive line. He also has great pass blocking technique, and spends a solid amount of time in the film room. Sambrailo sometimes gets bullied by the bullrush, and struggles with executing on the second level. Overall,  Sambrailo has no major weak spots and there is a strong chance he develops into a good starter for the Redskins.


Round 5, 141st overall: Cornerback, Craig Mager, Texas State

Though the Redskins acquisition of Chris Culliver will greatly improve the cornerback position for the Redskins, but the depth is still weak. Mager is quick, and changes directions quickly to mirror receivers. Mager also brings responsibility and accountability into the locker room, after age fifteen both of his parents were not present; this lead him to take a leadership role at a young age. Mager provides aggressive but disciplined run support, and has strong ball skills. Mager also has shown great potential as a return man. Mager is a strong and trustworthy player, and has definite starting potential


Round 6, 197th Overall (Trade 182nd pick for Bengal’s 6th and 7th Round selections)l: Malcolm Brown, RB, Texas

During the offseason, former Redskins running back Roy Helu left the team. Helu was a talented third down back, and complemented Alfred Morris’ run style well. Washington desperately needs a pass catching back, and Brown would be that for them. Brown is a tough runner, and is not afraid to break tackles. Brown also has shown great ability while picking up rushers while blocking in the pass game. Another bright spot in his game is his pass catching ability, and he only had two fumbles throughout his entire college career. Though Brown is not a flashy player, he does what is needed to be done, and does not hesitate on the field.


Round 7, 222nd overall: Jordan Taylor, WR, Rice

Slot receiver Andre Roberts was a disappointment for the Redskins last year, and bringing in a wide receiver late in the draft would not be a bad idea.  Taylor has great height, 6’4” and pairs great body control with his size. He is somewhat slim for his height, which causes him to be bullied in press coverage. Taylor possess deep play ability, and is often beats corners with his stride when they underestimate him. He does not have exceedingly impressive after catch abilities, but is has satisfactory talent for a seventh round pick.


Round 7, 238th overall:  WR,Kaelin Clay, Utah

Here, Mccloughan would create more competition for Washington wideouts. That is not a bad thing. Clay is small, but extremely fast. He could provide great skill as a return man as well. Clay  is dangerous on slant routes over the middle because of his ability to weave through tacklers, and turn up field and beat out remaining defenders. Clay could work on his hands, but there is nothing like NFL training camp to work on that.


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