2014 - Washington Redskins NFL Mock Draft - Vol. 12

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Round 6 - Ross Cockrell, CB - Duke - (6-0, 191) The Redskins could use more depth at cornerback.  Cockrell has decent size, has a nose for the football, and is very savvy in how he goes about playing the game.  He could also help the Redskins on special teams.   Previous pick:  Devon Kennard, OLB - USC

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  • Adam Banig

    I love it except for the 7th round pick – Colt Lyerla had all kinds of off the field troubles at Oregon. He got kicked off the team for unspecified reasons. Lyerla’s lapses in judgment didn’t stop there either. Weeks after his dismissal, The Oregonian reported that he was caught using cocaine by undercover police and arrested for possession. He pled guilty, spent a day in jail and worked on a road crew for nine more.

    There’s no way I’d draft him, I don’t even know if I’d sign him as an udfa

    • http://fanonfiresportswire.com/ Maurice Barksdale

      Yes, I like this mock too. Free agency has cleared some things up in terms of needs. As for Lyerla, he would definitely be a tricky draft pick. But it’s a 7th round pick, so it’s not that big of a risk. And I’m not sure he’ll even be on the board then, as a team may take him sooner than that. And I doubt he’s the only player in the draft who’s used cocaine before. There are guys in the Hall of Fame who were admitted coke users.

      And I’m not justifying it, but some NFL players have been known to use drugs. It would definitely be a controversial pick, but if he cleaned up his act, Lyerla has the talent to be a very good player. Maybe being drafted that low would encourage him to become more responsible. It is possible he could turn it around.

      But this is another situation where the NFL could use a minor league, so that players with character issues could be observed for a few seasons to see how they respond before being given entry into the big league. But as it stands, there’s no way to know for sure. However, there will be a team that will give him a shot. Even if it’s as an undrafted free agent.

    • BigStef18

      Absolutely agree, from all the controversy we been facing with this team, I think its best that get Jordan Najvar from Baylor than deal with more controversy from another player

      • http://fanonfiresportswire.com/ Maurice Barksdale

        The point of drafting Lyerla in the 7th round is that he has the talent to be drafted much earlier than that. And getting value is the point of the draft. it’s like I said, I think he’ll be drafted before the seventh round. Some team will take him before that.
        And the Redskins will have plenty of controversy anyway, so a player like Lyerla wouldn’t add that much more. He actually could deflect some media attention away other players on the team like RGIII, that the media seem to try to create controversies around.
        If Lyerla didn’t work out, the Redskins could just cut him, since he’d only be a 7th round pick. But what if he put things together? The Redskins would end up with a very good player and give RGIII another nice target in the passing game.
        But we’ll see how it goes. And thank you for taking the time to comment.

      • Jonathan Seidman

        What Maurice said…Your 7th round draft pick is very unlikely to make the team and if he does, he usually doesn’t contribute much…So the pick has little value to begin with…Why not take a chance on a guy who has the talent to make a real difference…If he doesn’t shape-up, so what…It’s a 7th round pick…Also, saying something stupid on Twitter doesn’t make you a menace, just young and immature…And there’s probably a higher percentage of coke-users amongst owners than players…So what…Can the kid play or not, without being a distraction? As a 7th round pick, if he messes up, he’s cut and they move on, so there’s no distraction.

        • http://fanonfiresportswire.com/ Maurice Barksdale

          Thanks for the comment Jonathan. Colt Lyerla is one of the most intriguing prospects in the draft. It will be interesting to see how his career progresses. His talent is without question, but can he put it together mentally? I definitely think a team will draft him, and the Redskins could use another tight end. So we’ll see.