Washington Redskins Live Draft Blog For 2017 NFL Draft – Day 2

Dec 4, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Detailed view of a Washington Redskins logo on a helmet against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 4, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Detailed view of a Washington Redskins logo on a helmet against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

The Washington Redskins had a successful first day of the 2017 NFL Draft. Will they continue their success on Day 2.

If you had told anybody that the Washington Redskins would land Jonathan Allen in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, they would call you insane. Well, the insane happened during Day 1, and Allen landed in the Redskins lap. They took him to bolster their weakest unit, the defensive line, and they have to be happy that they got Allen.

On Day 2, there will be plenty of quality prospects available, as there are still a lot of fringe first rounders available. The Redskins should look to target these five guys, and they should have a chance to land one or two of them. Also, we have an updated 7-round mock for the Redskins after the selection of Jonathan Allen on Day 1.

This live blog will be continuously updated throughout the second day of the NFL Draft. Be sure to keep checking back for all the latest rumors and Redskins news.

7:02: The Redskins are reportedly interested in Dalvin Cook. They may consider trading up for him, but it remains to be seen if that is going to happen.

7:16: After some trade talk, the Packers are staying on the board with the No. 33 overall pick. They ended up going with a solid cornerback in Kevin King. The Packers were desperate for some cornerback help, and the team made a smart move by drafting him. This will make them a bit stronger, and that may hurt the Redskins the next time they match up against the Packers.

7:18: The Jacksonville Jaguars just moved up to the No. 34 pick. That’s only a one spot difference, but they swapped with the Seahawks. Could DeShone Kizer be in play for the team?

7:24: Well, Kizer was not the pick. It was offensive lineman Cam Robinson. He should be the team’s left tackle moving forward, and it was only fitting that Tony Boselli was the one to call his name!

7:26: Seattle’s pick is in, after trading down a couple of times. The Bears are trading down, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

7:28: The Seahawks took Malik McDowell with the No. 35 pick. This is a bit early for him, but the team should be able to get the most out of the highly athletic player and he is a typical Seahawks prospect. The team that traded up with the Bears was the Arizona Cardinals. They could be looking at a top safety, or they could have jumped the Jets and Chargers for a quarterback.

7:33: The Cardinals go with safety Budda Baker. Baker is a great fit with the Cardinals, and Bruce Arians will have a chance to make the most of his skill set. The Redskins are now just 12 picks away, and the team has a shot at the top five players we identified at the beginning of the day.

7:38: The Bills move up to get Zay Jones. He is a perfect complement to Sammy Watkins. I absolutely love this pick.

7:44: The Chargers drafted a receiver in the first round, but they really needed some offensive line help. Forrest Lamp is a steal at this point and he could be the best offensive lineman in this draft.

7:46: Looks like the Jets are going to take safety Marcus Maye. That’s a solid pick for the team and now they will look to move Calvin Pryor. It’s a bit odd to see the team take a couple of safeties to start the draft, but maybe Todd Bowles is trying to re-shape his defense.

7:52: Curtis Samuel goes to the Panthers. They now have both him and Christian McCaffrey which is strange, but it should work out well for their highly athletic offense.

7:55: The Vikings traded up with the Bengals to make a big time pick. They ended up selecting Dalvin Cook. The Redskins were rumored to be in the market for Cook, but now he is off the board. Cook should greatly help the Vikings offense. The Redskins are picking in eight picks, and Obi Melifonwu, Tanoh Kpassagnon, and Zach Cunningham are still on the board.

8:05: The Saints took safety Marcus Williams, which was a bit surprising given that Obi Melifonwu was still on the board. That was good news for the Redskins, as Melifonwu is continuing to drop. Meanwhile, the Eagles landed cornerback Sidney Jones. Jones could have been a top 16 pick had he not torn his Achilles during his Pro Day workout. Jones was a potential sleeper for the Redskins, and he could be a great pick by the Eagles. 

8:16: Sean McVay just made his first pick as the Rams head coach. They go with Gerald Everett, a highly athletic tight end. At No. 44, that is a bit early. But he could be a big difference maker for the team if he develops.

8:21: The Bears grabbed a new weapon for their quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, Adam Shaheen. He has a lot of upside, but jumping from Ashland to the NFL will be tough. Meanwhile, the Colts appear to be focusing on another falling defensive back. Quincy Wilson could be the pick at No. 46.

8:22: Things are still looking good for the Redskins. If I was Bruce Allen, Alvin Kamara, Zach Cunningham, and Obi Melifonwu would be my top targets, in no particular order. Hopefully they stay on the board!

8:39: Joe Mixon went to the Bengals one pick before the Redskins selected Ryan Anderson. We had Anderson as a potential third round guy, so this was a bit early for him. Still, he fills a need and could be a solid player for the team.

8:44: Broncos take DeMarcus Walker to replace DeMarcus Ware as a pass rusher. That could be a good omen. Still a lot of quality players left on the board.

8:45: The Browns just landed DeShone Kizer. Wow. He could end up being the answer if the team gives him enough help and development.

8:55: A few more players come off the board. Teez Tabor goes to the Lions. Raekwon McMillan goes to the Dolphins. Both would have gotten consideration from the Redskins, but Tabor was probably higher on their list. McMillan is a good athlete, but there are questions about how well he will hold up in coverage.

8:58: For those hoping that the Redskins could pull an Alabama sweep across the defensive front, Dalvin Tomlinson just went to the Giants. Tomlinson is going to be a solid nose tackle, and pairing him with Damon “Snacks” Harrison could be a lethal combo for opposing running backs.

9:04: Obi Melifonwu goes to the Raiders. He’s an athletic freak. This is a pick that Al Davis would have loved, and he easily could have been a first round pick.

9:07: The Texans land Zach Cunningham with the No. 57 pick. That’s another great pick, and the fringe first rounders are starting to fly off the board.

9:13: A couple more Redskins targets go off the board. Tanoh Kpassagnon, a very well known target, goes No. 59 overall. Ethan Pocic went one pick earlier, taking a guard prospect off the board.

9:26: Chidobe Awuzie and JuJu Smith-Schester are off the board. There are a lot of talented people coming off the board at this time.

9:33: The Bills traded up to the No. 63 pick to take Temple offensive lineman Dion Dawkins. There is now one pick left to be announced in round two!

9:36: Taylor Moton was the final pick of the second round. Solid value for the Panthers. The Redskins will pick again soon!

9:44: The 49ers just got a player who could be a steal. Ahkello Witherspoon. He is a great cover corner who will be a solid fit in their defense. John Lynch continues to dominate his first draft.

9:46: Picks are coming in rapid fire now. Another solid pick. The Saints landed Alvin Kamara. Pairing him with Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson could be a dangerous backfield.

9:52: The Jaguars land Dawuane Smoot and the Rams take receiver Cooper Kupp. Sean McVay looks be targeting a bunch of offensive weaponry for the team. The Redskins are just 11 picks away now, and they may have a shot to land another solid prospect. They may have to take an inside linebacker or running back. Keep an eye on Duke Riley and Samaje Perine.

10:00: As we hit 10 p.m., the offensive lineman are starting to come off the board. Pat Elflein and Dan Feeney are gone. It is questionable if there will be any guards worth taking when the Redskins pick is up.

10:09: The Ravens at No. 75 just landed a solid contributor. Chris Wormley is going to be a starter at the five technique in a 3-4 defense. The Ravens are having a solid draft, as they have added players at each level of the defense to improve their team.

10:11: Duke Riley goes to the Falcons. He was a guy that the Redskins could have considered. With just a few picks left before the Redskins, there are still some solid values on the board.

10:16: Tim Williams (Ravens) and Ardarius Stewart (Jets) are expected to be off the board before the Redskins pick at No. 81 overall. For those looking for an Alabama sweep through three rounds, that will make this much less likely.

10:30: Fabian Moreau ends up being the Redskins pick. He could have been a first round pick had it not been for a torn pectoral at his Pro Day. Moreau could be a starter in the near future for the team.

10:34: The Patriots FINALLY made their first pick… at No. 83 overall! They took defensive end Derek Rivers, who some had thought could be a second round pick. Another edge weapon for the Pats.

10:43: Kareem Hunt, a Toledo running back, comes off the board and goes to the Kansas City Chiefs. That’s another back off the board, but Brian Hill and Samaje Perine are still on the board. If the Redskins like either guy, don’t rule out a trade into the back end of the third round to take one.

10:45: The rival Giants took Davis Webb in the third round. He could be the long term replacement for Eli Manning. For what it’s worth, I had Webb ranked ahead of No. 12 overall pick, Deshaun Watson, on my quarterback big board.

10:53: D’Onta Foreman goes off the board to the Houston Texans. Another running back off the board, but I did not think that Foreman was a great fit for Jay Gruden’s offense. Thus, he was an unlikely target. Meanwhile, rumor has it that the Dallas Cowboys are going to take Jourdan Lewis, a Michigan cornerback, with their next pick. Lewis and Awuzie would really change things up for the team’s secondary.

11:04: The Green Bay Packers made a terrific selection at No. 93 overall. They grabbed nose tackle Montravius Adams to anchor the middle of their defense. Adams was a player that I would have loved to see in burgundy and gold, but the Packers took him first. The Packers, per usual, are having a very solid draft.

11:11: Cameron Sutton went off the board to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has a lot of upside. Lions make an interesting pick at No. 96, taking receiver Kenny Golladay. There are still plenty of quality receiving prospects on the board, and the Redskins may have an eye on one with one of their two fourth round picks (perhaps Josh Reynolds).

11:17: With the No. 98 overall pick, the Arizona Cardinals took Chad Williams. He drew a lot of interest from the Redskins, and he has some athletic upside. He should be a really interesting receiver paired up with John Brown and Larry Fitzgerald.

11:25: Pick 100 of the 2017 NFL Draft is officially in. The Tennessee Titans landed tight end Jonnu Smith with the pick. He is a very athletic receiving option and he should be a perfect understudy to Delanie Walker.

11:31: Saints grab Trey Hendrickson at 103. He’s got a chance to be a high level producer. The Saints defense is looking improved, and they are having a good draft.

11:35: And there’s the first move this draft that made John Lynch look like a rookie GM. He just traded up for Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard. He could become a solid backup, but he was a late round prospect at best. Third round is way too early for him.

11:38: What a cool move by the Steelers. James Conner, a running back out of Pittsburgh, was just taken by the team. He is a cancer survivor who has a lot of talent. As he plays behind Le’Veon Bell, he will learn the pro game and get fully healthy. He could be a big time player for the team.

11:44: And that wraps up Day 2 of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Washington Redskins own the No. 7 overall pick in round four, so they will pick early tomorrow. Coverage will start at 12:00 p.m., and some of the top players left on the board are quarterback Nate Peterman, running back Samaje Perine, and receiver Josh Reynolds. On defense, keep an eye on Colorado safety Tedric Thompson.