This year the 2019 NFL Draft was held in Nashville, Tennessee and started on April 25. Although there were 254 picks this year I only want to focus on just 10 of them. This year the Washington Redskins selected 10 players from the NFL draft. They selected two first-rounders, one third-rounder, two fourth-rounders, two fifth-rounders, one sixth-rounder, and two seventh-rounders.
With the 15th overall pick in the NFL draft the Washington Redskins selected Dwayne Haskins, a quarterback from Ohio State. Washington has been having severe quarterback problems recently. Just last year they went through four quarterbacks at the starting position. However, when the season ended the redskins traded for Case Keenum, a veteran quarterback from the Denver Broncos. With this selection Washington now has two great quarterbacks to choose from.
With their second-first round pick the Redskins selected Montez Sweat, a defensive end from Mississippi State. There was a lot of controversy over this pick. Sweat has dealt with heart problems in the past. Although he claims to be healthy this is a very risky pick for the Redskins. Somehow Sweat’s pure dominance and athleticism inspired the Redskins that the risk was worth it.
The redskins didn’t have a second-round pick, but they did have one hell of a third-round. Terry McLaurin, a wide receiver from Ohio State, was first in his class for yards per target and tied for sixth for most touchdown receptions (11). He runs a 4.35 40 and broad jumped 125. Experts are already comparing him to current stars like Pierre Garcon and Breshad Perriman.
In the fourth round the Redskins made two selections: Bryce Love, a running back from Stanford, and Wes Martin, a guard from Indiana. Bryce Love is a skeptical pick, the redskins picked up a running back last year in the first round and they still have veteran running backs Chris Thompson, Adrian Peterson and Samaje Perrine. On the counterpart Wes Martin was a nice pick filled with talent. I’m sure he will prove to be successful for Washington.
In the fifth round the Redskins made two more selections. With their first pick the Redskins selected Ross Pierschbacher, a center from Alabama. With their second pick of the fifth round the Redskins selected Cole Holcomb, a linebacker from North Carolina. This pick couldn’t have come at a better time since veteran linebacker Reuben Foster just suffered a torn ACL this off-season.
In the sixth and seventh rounds the Redskins selected Kelvin Harmon, a wide receiver from North Carolina State. Jimmy Moreland, a corner back from James Madison and Jordan Brailford, a defensive end from Oklahoma State.