Jabril Cox, Linebacker, Louisiana State – 6-3, 235
For the first three years of his college career, Jabril Cox was a standout linebacker for FCS perennial power North Dakota State. He decided to leave the northern plains for the bayou and spend his final year of eligibility playing for LSU. If you’re looking for a solid coverage linebacker, then Cox is your guy. He is only average in run support and will need to improve that skillset in the NFL. Moving to an SEC school and performing well against better teams greatly enhanced his draft stock. Cox should be able to have a superb NFL career if he is dedicated to learning and improving.
Richie Grant, Free Safety, Central Florida – 6-0, 195
Richie Grant has been slowly rising up in most mock drafts over the last few weeks and rightfully so. As a pure free safety, Grant is the total package for his ball-hawk skills, versatility, physicality, and football intelligence. Free safety is a need for the Washington Football Team and Grant would be a great fit. There are times when he can take a poor angle or over-pursue somewhat, but he has steadily improved as a player during his time for the Knights.
Verdict: Cox would fill a team need in this round if Washington doesn’t add a linebacker in the first round. Grant also fills a huge team need, but we give a slight nod to Cox. Both players are likely a target in this round.