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Baltimore Beatdown readers draft the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft: Washington Redskins

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The Buffalo Bills were thrilled with keeping all their picks and players, yet still landing QB Josh Allen with pick number 12. It wasn’t even close by the way. Allen received 88% of the total vote

Previous voting links:

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold
  2. New York Giants — RB Saquon Barkley
  3. New York Jets — QB Josh Rosen
  4. Cleveland Browns — DE Bradley Chubb
  5. Denver Broncos — QB Baker Mayfield
  6. Indianapolis Colts — OG Quenton Nelson
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — SS Derwin James
  8. Chicago Bears — LB Tremaine Edmunds
  9. San Francisco 49ers — DB Minkah Fitzpatrick
  10. Oakland Raiders — LB Roquan Smith
  11. Miami Dolphins — DT Vita Vea
  12. Buffalo Bills — QB Josh Allen

Now to the nation’s capital, Washington, you’re on the clock!

Possible picks:

  1. DT Da’Ron Payne — As I don’t know the needs of all NFL franchise’s (slightly the purpose of this fanvote mock draft, learning!), their top need on shows DL, and the first sentence reads, “Washington needs to find a stout run-stopper along the interior of the defensive line.” Then, checking out former Ravens’ scout turned NFL Media Analyst, Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 prospects, the first sentence reads, “Payne is a powerful, run-stuffing defensive tackle with pass-rush upside.” Sounds like a slam-dunk.
  2. CB Denzel Ward — Somehow, someway, Denzel is still available at 13, though he’s recognized as a top five prospect in the draft. Bashaud Breeland departed in free agency, though he failed his physical with the Carolina Panthers. Kendall Fuller was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs as part of the Alex Smith trade. There’s a clear need for cornerback, and one of the best talents in this draft is in wait.
  3. LB Rashaan Evans — This is a reach here at 13, but it is a need. If fans are confident enough in Orlando Scandrick and Josh Norman as Washington’s corners, then it comes down to valuing Payne vs. Evans. As Ravens fans joke, this is the Ozzie Newsome approach, which ‘Bama product do you want more?
  4. DE Marcus Davenport — One of only three prospects left in the top-15. The incredible upside in Davenport’s game is worth consideration at this point, even if it’s not the most pressing need. While Washington has both Ryan Kerrigan and former Raven Pernell McPhee, adding extra passrushers isn’t a bad idea.


With the 13th pick in the 2018 Beatdown mock draft, the Washington Redskins select, __________?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
    (143 votes)
  • 50%
    Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
    (185 votes)
  • 4%
    Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
    (16 votes)
  • 6%
    Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
    (23 votes)
367 votes total Vote Now