For a team with several major issues on the defensive side of the ball, the Washington Redskins sure are projected to take a lot of different offensive players with the No. 10 pick in the latest 2011 NFL mock drafts. CBS Sports experts Rob Rang and Chad Reuter have submitted their latest mock drafts, and they have the Redskins taking Jake Locker or Julio Jones with their No. 10 pick.
Rang suggests the Redskins will look to trade down in the NFL Draft and get Locker later on. However, he ultimately thinks they won't be successful and will therefore take Locker anyway.
The key area of concern is at quarterback as Donovan McNabb will surely be playing elsewhere, leaving the team with the unsigned Rex Grossman as a potential starter and journeyman John Beck as the only passer currently on the roster. Locker's athleticism and accuracy outside of the pocket is an ideal fit in coach Mike Shanahan's version of the West Coast Offense. If the Redskins feel like gambling, they could elect to trade down and hope Locker is still available. If unable to do so, Shanahan is one of the few coaches with the authority (and guts) to pull the trigger on Locker this early.
Reuter also believes the Redskins will try to trade down. However, he too thinks they will be unsuccessful. In the end, he has the team taking Jones over pass rushers like Cameron Jordan, Aldon Smith and J.J. Watt.