Washington Redskins Live Draft Blog For 2017 NFL Draft – Day 3

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

The Washington Redskins have seven picks on Day 3 of the 2017 NFL Draft. Follow along here for all of the updates pertaining to those selections.

In the first two rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins have focused heavily on the defensive side of the ball. They added a quality lineman, a solid edge rusher, and a high upside cornerback to help improve their stop unit. Thus far, they are having a solid draft, but they need to continue their success into Day 3.

With seven total picks over the course of the last four rounds, the Redskins are going to have an opportunity to add a lot more quality players. Still left on the board are Kirk Cousins clone Nate Peterman, a tough running back in Samaje Perine, and safety Tedric Thompson. They will have their selections early and often, and make sure to check back here for constant updates about the draft.

12:13: The first pick of round four is in. The Green Bay Packers take Vince Biegel, an edge rusher from Wisconsin. Samaje Perine is still on the board, which is huge for the Redskins as their pick approaches.

12:19: The Jacksonville Jaguars just took a productive receiver in Dede Westbrook at No. 110. Just a few more picks to go before the Redskins have a chance to pick!

12:24: Tedric Thompson just went off the board to the Seattle Seahawks. The Redskins had a high level of interest in him, and he was definitely in play for their fourth round picks. Now, it is more likely that they will focus on offense at this juncture.

12:40: I’m ecstatic that the Redskins landed Samaje Perine. He’s a perfect fit for their offense. Now, the team just has to wait a handful of picks before their next selection. They could target Nate Peterman, or a linebacker like Anthony Walker. Receivers Josh Reynolds and Malachi Dupre are also options.

12:42: Strike that Josh Reynolds idea. He just was selected by none other than Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams. Nice pick by the team, as he could be a No. 2 receiver in the future.

12:44: The Samaje Perine pick will probably spell the end of the Matt Jones era in Washington. This came via NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport just moments ago:

12:53: Ben Gedeon went to the Minnesota Vikings just a few picks ahead of the Redskins. I had Gedeon as a fifth or sixth rounder, but I thought that the Skins would have an interest in him as a two-down linebacker. Just two more picks before the Redskins.

1:05: Montae Nicholson is a Redskin. The Michigan State safety should have a chance to be solid backup for the team.

1:12: Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Michael Roberts went to the Detroit Lions. Reeves-Maybin is a really strong linebacker with injury issues, while Roberts is a highly athletic tight end. That’s an interesting duo for the team.

1:17: David Sharpe is a nice fit with the Raiders. He could end up being primary backup if he can beat out Austin Howard or Marshall Newhouse on the right tackle depth chart.

1:22: Another tackle comes off the board. Julie’n Davenport goes to the Houston Texans where he will have a chance to get some reps at right tackle. He has a lot of upside, and is a good value midway through the draft.

1:27: The Eagles drafted Donnel Pumphrey, the leading rusher in FBS history. He is going to learn from Darren Sproles for a year, and he has the ability to become a good scat back.

1:36: Joshua Dobbs just went to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He will be the heir apparent to Ben Roethlisberger. Nate Peterman is still on the board, and the Redskins may consider him in round five.

1:43: Zach Banner goes to the Indianapoils Colts. He was a player that the Redskins could have considered to fill a need at the guard position had he fallen to the fifth round. The board dictates that the Redskins may want to consider taking a receiver in the fifth round as the lineman are coming off the board.

1:52: The New York Giants have added a new running back to their roster. Wayne Gallman could be a really solid option for the team, and he was on my radar for the Redskins. Nice pickup by Jerry Reese and the G-Men.

2:04: To end the fourth round, the AFC South teams grabbed a few players. Carlos Watkins, a nose tackle, went to the Houston Texans while the Indianapolis Colts landed running back Marlon Mack and defensive tackle Grover Stewart. Watkins and Mack were both great values while Stewart offers athletic upside. The Redskins pick No. 10 overall in round five.

2:11: Jake Butt goes to the Denver Broncos in the fifth round. He had not been hurt, he could have been a second round pick. He may not be ready for 2017, but in 2018, he could be a terrific tight end at the next level.

2:14: Picks are flying off the board like crazy. Damontae Kazee just went to the Falcons at No.149. The Redskins pick is coming up in just a few picks.

2:35: The Redskins selected Jeremy Sprinkle with their pick. The tight end offers some big time upside for the team.

2:38: A kicker did come off the board in the fifth round. The Bengals took Jake Elliott from Memphis. He has a lot of talent, so he could be a solid option for the team.

2:46: The Colts grab linebacker Anthony Walker J.r from Northwestern. That’s a guy the Redskins could have targeted, and he is a good value in the fifth round.

2:58: Shelton Gibson, a quick receiver from West Virginia, landed with the Eagles. There is still a solid speed receiver, Stacy Coley, left on the board, so if the Redskins are looking to replace DeSean Jackson’s speed, Coley is one of the best options.

3:10: There’s about 30 picks left before the Redskins select again. As of right now, the top players on the board are quarterback Nathan Peterman, wide receiver Malachi Dupre, safety Lorenzo Jerome, and guard Danny Isidora.

3:17: Finally, Nate Peterman goes off the board. The Buffalo Bills select him No. 171 overall in the fifth round, and he will be a great backup for them behind Tyrod Taylor. There are not many quarterbacks worth taking for the Redskins now, so it would be no surprise to see them ignore the position.

3:34: There are just six picks left in the fifth round. In the sixth round, the Redskins have two picks and then a couple of picks in the seventh round. There is a lot left to be done for the Redskins draft.

3:39: Danny Isidora, guard from Miami, goes to the Vikings. That’s another name off the board who the Redskins could have considered.

3:51: The fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft is now over. The Philadelphia Eagles selected Nebraska safety Nathan Gerry to close out to the frame. In 16 picks, the Redskins will be on the clock again.

3:54: Caleb Brantley’s slide is over. The talented Florida defensive lineman fell to the sixth round in wake of reports that he had punch a woman in the face just weeks before the NFL Draft. Brantley is a risk, but he has the on field talent to be effective. The Redskins may have targeted him had it not been for these concerns.

4:04: Sean McVay just landed defensive lineman Tanzel Smart. Smart is a good interior rusher who has a lot of upside. Solid value in Round 6. About 10 picks until the Redskins are on the clock.

4:16: Athletic defensive tackle Vincent Taylor goes to the Miami Dolphins. The Redskins could look at a defensive tackle in this round, and Colorado’s Josh Tupou may be on their radar.

4:35: Chase Roullier is the newest Washington Redskin. Find out more about the center out of Wyoming. Also, tight end Bucky Hodges, a Virginia Tech guy, just went to the Vikings with the pick the Redskins traded.

5:10: How about a receiver for Washington? Robert Davis goes to the team, and now they have filled every need they have ahead of their final two picks. Also, the first long snapper came off the board and went to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Less than 40 picks to go!

5:14: Eagles land a solid defensive tackle in Elijah Qualls. The Redskins will be looking at Josh Tupou and Stevie Tu’ikolovatu in the seventh round if they are on the board. The Redskins moved down in the seventh by 10 picks, thanks to their trade with the Vikings, so they have a chance to land a couple more players.

5:28: Brad Kaaya finally went off the board at the end of the sixth round. The Lions grabbed him and will likely develop him as a third stringer. The sixth round is no over, and the Redskins seventh round pick is 10 picks away!

5:31: Stacy Coley goes to the Minnesota Vikings. The seventh rounder could have a chance to make an impact there. Nice pick.

5:40: Stevie Tu’ikolovatu went to the Bucs at No. 223. Great pickup by them. The Redskins really could have used him as a run stuffing specialist.

6:05: The Washington Redskins final two picks are in Josh Harvey-Clemons is one while Joshua Holsey is the other. Both are defensive backs, and wrap up what looks to be a solid draft for the Redskins.