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Redskins Mock Draft Roundup: Washington gets defensive

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The Washington Redskins are not far off from their first draft of the post Kirk Cousins Era.

Jay Gruden and company boast yet another high draft pick this season and fans are hoping the 13th pick in the draft can help break the current playoff football drought in D.C. It's anyone's guess as to who will become the newest member of the Burgundy and Gold but here is a collection of draft experts giving their take on who the Redskins should select in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com

Vita Vea, Defensive Tackle, Washington

"The Redskins' woes vs. the run -- the run defense ranked 32nd in the league last season -- could prompt the team to add an athletic run stopper to the lineup."

Maurice Jones-Drew, NFL.com

Tremaine Edmunds, Linebacker, Virginia Tech

"He's a sideline-to-sideline player who's fluid in coverage and adds some pass-rush ability."

Read more on Edmunds here

Chad Reuter, NFL.com

Vita Vea, Defensive Tackle, Washington

"The Redskins' run defense was atrocious last season, and Vea's an immovable object who can help close down running lanes."

Luke Easterling, USA Today

Denzel Ward, Cornerback, Ohio State

"In their trade to acquire veteran quarterback Alex Smith, the Redskins dealt away one of the most promising young corners in the league (Kendall Fuller), leaving a gaping hole on the roster. Ward may lack ideal size, but he makes up for it in every other area of his game, something he proved with a stellar combine workout."

Sam Hopkins, The Read and React Blog

Leighton Vander Esch, Linebacker, Boise State


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