Redskins 2020 NFL 7-round mock draft: Literally all defense
By Ian Cummings
Rounds 4 and 5
Round 4, Pick 108: Utah DB Terrell Burgess
With Kendall Fuller, and now Igbinoghene, the Redskins have a defensive secondary that has multiplicity — that is, several players can line up in several different spots on any given play, providing versatility, room for creativity, and situational flexibility. It’s just one way to gain a competitive advantage on modern offenses, and why stop there? Why not add another versatile piece? At the beginning of Round 4, Utah’s Terrell Burgess can provide that. He’s a smart, fluid defensive back who can line up at both safety spots, as well as in the slot. He has a great feel for the box, and despite his lacking length, he can provide utility in coverage as well.
Round 4, Pick 142: Iowa CB Michael Ojemudia
Even with Igbinoghene and Burgess, the Redskins could still use more pure cornerback depth, and it doesn’t hurt to add physical upside at the same time. Michael Ojemudia is a great addition in that regard. Ron Rivera has had success with zone cornerbacks in the past, and Ojemudia’s bread and butter is zone coverage. He processes well, and has the athletic traits (4.45 speed, 36-inch vertical) to close quickly. He can play with a little more freedom, despite his testing numbers, but the flashes on tape show a 6-foot-1, 200-pound cornerback who can flip his hips, accelerate, and make plays. He has starting upside in one to two years, and with the Redskins, he’ll get his shot.
Round 5, Pick 162: Nebraska LB Mohamed Barry
This feels kind of like a Cole Holcomb-type pick. Mohamed Barry isn’t a household name in the 2020 linebacker class, but like Holcomb, he could come up from relative obscurity and make a comparatively large impact early on, if provided the opportunity. Barry didn’t have the collegiate production that Holcomb did, but he’s an athletic linebacker who plays with a non-stop motor. As a high-character player who was a team captain last year, Barry both fits Rivera’s culture mold and provides developmental upside for a linebacking core that can’t have too much of that.