Redskins 7-Round Mock Draft: Team goes offense heavy, grabs QB early
With their last pick in the draft, the Redskins take a high-upside player at cornerback. Clifton Duck is an intriguing underclassman who could have a chance to develop into a solid role player at the NFL level.
Duck, aside from having one of the best names in this draft class, was a ballhawk at Appalachian State and snagged 12 picks during his three years playing for the team. He only had one during his final season, but his skills were still apparent. He should have a chance to compete for slot cornerback snaps and could be a solid backup/playmaker there.
The one concern with Duck is his lack of size. At just 5-10, 170 pounds, Duck will be limited to the slot, so the lack of versatility could push his value down a bit. He will need to bulk up a bit at the NFL level, too, or he will be beaten by the bigger, more physical slot receivers.
As one of the final picks in the draft, Duck has upside enough to warrant a selection. If he doesn’t make the team, he can spend a year on the practice squad and look to carve out a role for himself in the future. And at the very least, Duck would get a chance to prove himself during the preseason.
This would be a solid draft for the Redskins, but you probably won’t like it if you aren’t a Jones fan. This is just one iteration of what the team could do, but if they don’t trade for Rosen, Jones is a very strong possibility.