Round 4, Pick 9
Will Pick and Should Pick: G Wyatt Teller, Virginia Tech
This would be an ideal pick for the Redskins if they land a nose tackle and running back in the first two rounds. They have to find someone to challenge Arie Kouandjio for the starting left guard position, and Wyatt Teller could be the ideal candidate to do so.
Teller had a good career at Virginia Tech, but he regressed a bit in his final season with the team. That dropped him from being a potential Round 2 pick to a probable early Day 3 pick. The Redskins won’t complain, as they would take Teller in hopes of developing him into a long-term starter.
Teller has an excellent 6-foot-4, 314 pound frame and should be a plug-and-play starter. Provided that he puts forth his full effort, the team that drafts him will get a potential-packed player who could be an above average guard in the NFL. In Round 4, that’s all the team will be looking for. So, Teller would be the pick they will and should make.
Dark Horse: CB Parry Nickerson, Tulane
The Redskins really need to add some help at the slot cornerback position. Parry Nickerson is an underrated talent who could rise in the NFL draft. He blazed a 4.32 second 40-yard dash at the Combine and looks very good on tape. He could be an ideal fit as an athletic slot-man in the NFL.
However, it’s questionable whether or not Nickerson will make it here. I have a Round 3-5 grade on him, but I’m leaning towards him sneaking into the end of Day 2. If he’s available, he’s definitely the dark horse for the pick, and he may be closer to a realistic option.