Washington Redskins post-trade seven round mock draft
By Ian Cummings
Round 6, Pick 14 – LB Fred Warner – Brigham Young
With all prospects listed in these mocks, there is a chance that they might not be available at a given pick, or that they might be available even later. With Brigham Young’s Fred Warner, the former is true.
The linebacker’s stock has been rising over the last few weeks, and now, he is in the conversation as early as the third round. But other scouts have him going later on Day 3. As of now, there is a lacking consensus, but scouts are higher on him than this pick may reflect.
Warner, 6-foot-3, 227, is a player with massive production to boast about. During his college days, he flashed as a do-it-all linebacker, playing with intensity and exceptional instincts. Warner is an athletic specimen who can turn on a dime. His lateral quickness allows him to shed blockers and make plays in run defense, while his speed and length allow him to play in coverage as well.
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Warner is a rather complete prospect, and he shined at the Senior Bowl. Still, however, Warner has a chance to drop this far. He was inconsistent as a tackler in his college days, and he played in more of a hybrid role. He may be fast as a linebacker, but if his combine grades don’t amount to that of a standard safety hybrid, then Warner could slip.
In the sixth round, this would be a monumental steal for the Washington Redskins. Warner is a player with starting potential, and depending on what happens with Zach Brown, the former Cougar could take on an increased role from day one. His college tape tells us he’d be ready for it.