The 2011 NFL Draft is taking place on Thursday, April 28, and the Redskins will have the No. 10 pick in the first round. Many different players have been projected to be picked in that spot in various 2011 NFL mock drafts, and the Redskins certainly have a lot of needs. Which players will be good fits for the Redskins in that spot? We will provide scouting reports and let you know who we like in this StoryStream. Next up: Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt
Strengths: This guys frame is very impressive for someone who likely projects as a 3-4 defensive end. He is 6-5 and weighs 290 lbs. He is that prototypical 3-4 end in that he s great at occupying blockers, clogging rush lanes and providing some pass rush when necessary.
Weaknesses: Because he lacks explosion, scouts view him as a good player, but not a great player. He is not the greatest pass rusher, and is not viewed someone who can provide consistent pass rush from the outside.
Redskins fit: The Redskins are lacking in almost every area along their front seven, and that of course includes the defensive end position. Drafting Watt could fill that need, though the Redskins are likely to look in another direction.
Where he will be drafted: Most mocks have him there for the taking at that tenth spot, and its like the Redskins (should they stay put) will have shot at Watt. The question is, do they want him?