Evaluating The Washington Redskins' 2014 NFL Draft PicksPosted on May 12, 2014 by Ken Zalis
Round One (pick 15 -- 47th overall, from Cowboys)
Trent Murphy (OLB, Stanford, 6-foot-5, 250 pounds)
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: "This will be interesting to see how he's used. I liked him better as an outside linebacker. He led the NCAA in sacks (15 in 2013), but he's not an explosive dynamic pass rusher. But he's relentless." -- Charles Davis
KZ SAYS: I like the player, but not the pick -- outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu from Georgia Tech was sitting there. It may work out, but if the Redskins were going for pass-rush help, I preferred Attaochu.
Round Three (pick two -- 66th overall)
Morgan Moses (OT, Virginia, 6-foot-6, 314 pounds)
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: "He reminds me of Phil Loadholt of Minnesota. The more I watched, the more I liked. He has arms like vines; length matters." -- Mike Mayock
KZ SAYS: I love this kid and thought he was a borderline first-round pick. He can play right tackle immediately.
Round Three (pick 14 -- 78th overall, from Cowboys)
Spencer Long (OG, Nebraska, 6-foot-5, 320 pounds)
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: "I was surprised by his energy and quickness when I watched the tape. He's a solid football player. Washington will plug him right into the lineup." -- Mike Mayock
KZ SAYS: The Redskins again picked an offensive lineman, and that is exactly what they should have done. Quarterback Robert Griffin III is smiling.
Round Four (pick two -- 102nd overall)
Bashaud Breeland (CB, Clemson. 5-foot-11, 197 pounds)
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: "I had this kid as a late second-rounder. He came out of school early, and thought if he went back to school he could have been a late first rounder." -- Mike Mayock
KZ SAYS: Breeland will need some coaching, but he gives Washington great value for a fourth-round pick.
Round Five (pick two -- 142nd overall)
Ryan Grant (WR, Tulane, 6-foot, 199 pounds)
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: "Grant's position skills are impressive; he's a really good route runner and has very good hands." -- Gil Brandt
KZ SAYS: On third down, this kid may be Griffin's best friend. He has superior hands and routes.
Round Six (pick 10 -- 186th overall, from Titans)
Lache Seastrunk (RB, Baylor, 5-foot-9, 201 pounds)
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: "I'd like to see that speed relay team in Washington with Seastrunk and RGIII." -- Charles Davis
KZ SAYS: The Redskins will need to figure out a way to get the ball into Seastrunk's hands, but he is dynamic in space and may be one of the fastest players in the draft class.
Round Seven (pick two -- 217th overall)
Ted Bolser (TE, Indiana, 6-foot-5, 257 pounds)
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: At Indiana's pro day, Bolser ran the 40-yard dash in 4.74 and 4.78 seconds. He had a 31-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-3 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.50 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.11 seconds. He performed 19 strength lifts.
KZ SAYS: Washington needed tight end depth, and Bolser is a big target with some blocking skills.
Round Seven (pick 13 -- 228th overall, from Titans)
Zach Hocker (K, Arkansas, 6-foot, 189 pounds)
KZ SAYS: They drafted a kicker … I am shaking my head.
Signed Undrafted Free Agents
The highlight here is Cody Hoffman -- a big target that could make the team as a fifth wide receiver. Here are some of the undrafted free agents the Redskins have reportedly signed.
• J.R. Carr, LS, Tennessee
• Quandon Christian, LB, Clemson
• Chris Davenport, OT, LSU
• Lee Doss, WR, Southern
• Cody Hoffman, WR, BYU
• L.J. Jones, CB, Fresno State
• Silas Redd, RB, USC
• Tommy Rees, QB, Notre Dame
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