Washington is scheduled to pick Friday in the second and third rounds (51st and 85th overall). The club's greatest needs are in the defensive secondary. We take a look at some players who could fill those needs Friday, according to top draft analysts.
Washington tried twice in free agency to sign a top cornerback but could not complete a deal with Aqib Talib, who re-signed with New England, or Antoine Winfield, who chose Seattle after visiting Redskins Park. On Friday, though, the Redskins can handpick their man.
Washington's first pick isn't until 51st overall, so it will miss out on the first defensive backs selected. However, the depth of talent means the Redskins likely will have the option to draft a quality player who can start as a rookie.
The Notre Dame star and Heisman Trophy runner-up was clocked at 4.82 seconds in the 40-yard dash. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock had said Sunday anything faster than 4.7 would be "phenomenal." Anything 4.8 or over would be a "concern."
Kory Lichtensteiger sat inside a hotel room here four years ago, an offensive line prospect eager to transition from his collegiate career at Bowling Green State to the NFL.