Nate Sudfeld, Indiana
At one point, Sudfeld was considered a sleeper first-round pick, but has since watched his stock slide considerably as scouts started to see his weaknesses on film. While he certainly passes the eye test with his impressive size and strong arm, he tends to make poor decisions with the football and lacks consistent accuracy.
During his 2015 season, he compiled 3,573 yards, 27 touchdowns and only seven interceptions through the air while completing 60 percent of his passes. He also added five touchdowns on the ground, but isn’t exactly known for his athleticism or ability to move the chains with his feet. He led the Hoosiers to a 6-7 record, culminating in a tough loss to the Duke Blue Devils in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
There’s still work to be done before Sudfeld is ready to step into the NFL spotlight, but the potential is there if the Redskins opt to take a shot with him. He wouldn’t cost more than a sixth- or seventh-round pick, and offers the potential to emerge as a sleeper if given the right opportunity. There’s certainly a future for Sudfeld in the NFL, and the Redskins could be the ones to cultivate it.
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