The Washington Redskins need a quarterback in the worst way in the upcoming NFL Draft, but if things shake out like they appear to, one of the top two options won't be on the board by the time they pick at No. 6 overall. So the mock put together by Andrew Perloff at SI.com had to get a little creative with what the Redskins would do with their first round pick. He has them taking Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, while also noting that he is an underclassman who as not yet declared for the draft. Here is his rationale.
The Redskins need a quarterback, but may be forced to turn to free agency because the right signal-caller won't be available at this spot. Instead, they'll draft the best player available. The Redskins' strength is their defense, which ranked 13th in the NFL last season, but adding the big, physical Kirkpatrick in the secondary could make life even easier for their talented pass-rushers.
The Redskins need a cornerback for sure, but they already have a lot of money tied up in DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson.