NFL Draft 2011: Latest Draft Predictions for Washington Redskins

Here’s just a few of the latest mock drafts, some of which were just updated today. A few quick thoughts: Part of me just can’t fathom Cam Newton in Washington, but then another part of me thinks it would be just the kind of quarterback Mike Shanahan loves. …Love that Robert Quinn pick, too.
Here ya go:
Pat Kirwan, NFL.com: Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
“It looks like the Redskins will have to move up if they want a top quarterback. Quinn can really help their ailing 3-4 hybrid defense, but also has health issues that have to be evaluated due to a benign tumor on his brain. Even so, he is moving up draft boards.”
Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
“In terms of draft position, this could be a worst-case scenario for Green, who some scouts believe is the top player in the 2011 draft. Green is talented enough that if he does begin to slip, a team could elect to trade into the top 10 to get him. The Redskins desperately need a receiver with size to pair with diminutive playmakers Santana Moss and Anthony Armstrong. Green falling into Mike Shanahan’s lap could be the fortuitous slip the coach needs to get this offense on track.”
Don Banks, SI.com: Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
“I’m not sure if anyone has a great handle on where Washington is headed, because the Redskins’ options seemingly abound. Receiver Julio Jones was the pick in my mock 3.0, and Washington’s desperate need for an offensive playmaker might still carry the day. But how many rookie receivers actually produce impact? Running back Mark Ingram might be an intriguing wild-card choice, but in Quinn the Redskins would get a bookend complement to pass-rushing 3-4 outside linebacker Brian Orakpo.”
Pro Football Weekly: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
“Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen take pride in crafting misperceptions, playing poker and never revealing their hand, and traditionally both do a very thorough job of concealing their draft intentions. The Redskins’ roster is still littered with holes from the days of former personnel chief Vinny Cerrato, who placed too much authority in the hands of a revolving door of coaches, and the team could go any number of ways with huge needs to fill. If Newton remains on the board, Shanahan could have a difficult time resisting his urge to address the all-important QB position. Newton’s physical skill set compares closely to that of John Elway and Jay Cutler.”
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