Redskins Saturday Spotlight: Seven-round mock draft with trades
By Ian Cummings
The Redskins don’t necessarily need to recoup a sixth-round pick. But come on. Tom Brady was a sixth-round pick. Anything can happen.
Plus, acquiring a sixth-round pick is probably better than hanging on to Paul Richardson and his $8 million annual cap figure. After a season in which Richardson failed to stay healthy, and only put up 245 yards and two touchdowns on 28 catches, he probably wouldn’t fetch more than a sixth on the trade market.
Luckily for the Redskins, the Dolphins have picks and cap space to burn, and spending a flier on Richardson, who has 4.4 speed and will be 28 in April, is a low-risk venture Miami can afford to entertain. Here’s the blockbuster trade that gets Washington back into Round 6:
Round 6, Pick 3 – Southern Illinois S Jeremy Chinn
The Redskins already picked a safety in this mock draft, but that safety, Antoine Winfield, was 5-foot-10. Southern Illinois’ Jeremy Chinn is on the other end of the spectrum; he’s 6-foot-3, 210, possessing rare length and range at the safety position. But while he and Winfield are very different in size, they’re very similar from a production standpoint.
In FCS competition, Chinn produced on the ball at an absolutely insane rate. He had at least three interceptions and five pass deflections in each of his four seasons, and in his senior year, he notched a career-high four interceptions and seven pass deflections, to bring his career total to 13 picks and 31 deflections. He also tacked on six career forced fumbles and 243 total tackles. Chinn will be overlooked because of his competition, but the player himself has the physical traits and the drive to attain success, whether in a special teams role or as an eventual defensive contributor.