The Redskins addressed a need on the defensive side of the ball in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft on Thursday with Ryan Kerrigan. With two picks in Friday's second round, they might try to solve some of their offensive issues. ESPN's Mel Kiper just came out with his second round NFL Mock Draft, and he has the Redskins taking two skill position guys on offense. And they just happen to be the best two local talents.
With the 41st overall pick in the Draft, Kiper thinks the Redskins will take Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams, who he calls the second best running back in the draft. I think Williams would be a good fit for the Redskins, and would be some pretty solid value here.
With the 49th pick, acquired from Jacksonville on Thursday, Kiper has the Redskins taking Maryland receiver Torrey Smith. I'm very high on Smith and I think he would be a great pick for the Redskins.
The only question is if they can afford to take skill position guys with these two first round picks when they have needs all over the field. But if they decide that they need to upgrade the offense, and give local journalists like yours truly a couple juicy storylines, Williams and Smith would be fantastic picks.