Redskins 7-Round Mock Draft: Re-examining what happens if the team takes a quarterback early
With the second-to-last pick in the NFL Draft, we grabbed a guy that could have some long-term upside. Considering that we hadn’t addressed corner yet, it made sense to grab one.
Clifton Duck is an intriguing player, but it doesn’t seem that he will be anything more than a late Day 3 pick. Duck was a three-year starter for Appalachian State and made the decision to declare for the draft following his junior season. It was a bit of a curious one, considering that he saw a downturn in interceptions, but that may have been because teams were avoiding throwing to him.
In his first two years at Appalachian State, Duck totaled 11 interceptions. He was a good ballhawk and was able to do a lot for the Mountaineers. However, he’s a bit on the smaller side (5-10, 170 pounds) and the fact that he had just one interception last year will keep him from going earlier in the draft.
The Redskins have an interesting cornerback group, and they have four young players that should fight for playing time including Fabian Moreau, Greg Stroman, Danny Johnson, and Adonis Alexander. Duck would have a tough time beating any of them for a roster spot, but he would be a solid pickup as competition with the potential to end up on the practice squad.
This draft is a solid one, but there certainly is a better way for the team to address all of their needs. That would involve passing on a quarterback in the first round. We’ll see what ends up happening when the 2019 NFL Draft rolls around, but for now, this is just one possible scenario.