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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Redskins Projected To Select Morris Claiborne

The latest SB Nation 2012 NFL Mock Draft is out and and Ryan Van Bibber expects the Washington Redskins to select LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne with the No. 6 overall pick. Here's his explanation.

What a break for the Redskins. Claiborne could easily get picked higher than this. The LSU product is the latest in the trend of bigger corners, and Washington will be glad to have him matched up against the other receivers in their division. Could they trade up for [quarterback Robert] Griffin? It's possible, but the pressure to start winning again will probably send them looking for a veteran like Peyton Manning and/or a developmental option in the second round. Peyton Manning in Washington?

Claiborne had six interceptions this past season for the Tigers, including two in LSU's 19-6 win against Mississippi State on Sept. 15. He also racked up 51 tackles through the campaign. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound corner is a Shreveport, La. native.

For more on the 2012 NFL Draft, visit Mocking the Draft and SB Nation's NFL page. For more on the Redskins, visit Hogs Haven.