Redskins late-April three-round 2019 NFL mock draft, with a trade back
Pick No. 32 – Georgia CB Deandre Baker
Cornerback isn’t exactly the biggest area of need for Washington, but at pick No. 32, many of the top players in areas of need are already off the board. They choose to go best player available. Deandre Baker’s tape is outstanding, but questions about his size and athleticism allow him to drop to the end of the first round. Baker is 5-foot-11 and has 4.5 speed, which is more than adequate. The Redskins take the risk and land arguably the best cover corner in the draft.
Baker has a nose for big plays. He is known for being strong at the point of attack and loves knocking receivers off their routes. He is highly competitive and won’t give up on plays. The Redskins have been shown to run a lot of man to man last year. Baker would be a great fit.
Washington already has Josh Norman and Quinton Dunbar manning the outside, and Fabian Moreau rounds out the group at nickel. Quinton Dunbar has great length and speed, and proved last year that he may be Washington’s best cornerback, before the injury. Moreau started to come into his own this last year and has the size, athleticism, and speed to be an excellent slot corner.
However, when injuries crept in last year, Washington’s depth was exposed. They are young, and they showed flashes, but adding another high-end talent to the group will ensure it’s a position of strength next year, and help them replace Norman when the time comes.