2019 NFL Draft: Sleepers for the Washington Redskins to target
Day 2 Sleepers
WR Parris Campbell, Ohio State
Campbell is a well-known prospect, but he may go higher than some are anticipating. Ohio State didn’t use Campbell to the best of their ability, and he could have more upside at the NFL level. Campbell could garner consideration with the team’s second-round pick and may come off the board before some other highly touted receivers.
S Darnell Savage, Maryland
Savage has been a steady riser in the lead-up to the draft. There were some recent reports that said he could sneak into the back end of the first round, but at the moment, that seems unlikely.
Still, Savage is an instinctive safety with good coverage skills and solid tackling ability. He may have played his way in front of other quality players at the safety position, and he is in the mix to come off the board in the same range as guys like Nasir Adderley and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson. The Redskins could grab him in the second round and use him as a perfect complement to Landon Collins.
CB Justin Layne, Michigan State
Again, the Redskins need corner help more than most realize. They could take a chance on Layne, a receiver who recently converted to corner and had a couple of solid years for Michigan State. He could work as a big, physical corner who can challenge players with his length. He may end up being the perfect replacement for Josh Norman and will have a chance to emerge as one of the better corners in this class. Don’t count him out in Round 2.
EDGE Christian Miller, Alabama
The Redskins have a penchant for picking Alabama players. Miller is a very solid prospect overall and could work well in tandem with his former Crimson Tide teammate, Ryan Anderson. Miller does a little bit of everything and could garner interest because of that. In some ways, he’s similar to Anderson as a prospect, but the two certainly have different playing styles and Miller is more athletic.
OT Tytus Howard, Alabama State
The Redskins may consider adding another tackle to their roster after losing Ty Nsekhe. Last year’s third-round pick Geron Christian figures to get the first crack at the swing tackle job, but the team could bring in someone else to challenge for the position. Howard flashed during the pre-draft process and has a lot of starting experience at Alabama State. He’s raw and may need extra time to develop, but he could be in play as a third-round pick. If the ‘Skins like him enough, they can take a chance on him with their early pick in that frame.
OL Nate Davis, Charlotte
Much like Howard, Davis represents a small-school option on the offensive line. However, Davis is a better fit on the interior, and he could end up challenging Ereck Flowers for the starting job at the left guard position.
The Redskins have spent some time with Davis recently, so they may end up targeting him late in the third round. He’s definitely gaining steam as an option, but he’s still not well-known and that makes him a sleeper.