2014 NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Brandin Cooks climbing

2014 NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Brandin Cooks climbing
February 26, 2014, 9:15 pm
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NFL Mock draft 3: Is OL the Redskins biggest need

The 2014 NFL combine is in the books, which means it's time to update the CSNwashington 2014 mock draft. Here's how we see the first two rounds at this point, but first...

* Third mock, third different player and third different position selected for the Redskins, though there is some commonality with two of the choices. The top priority remains protecting Robert Griffin III. Ideally, that comes via a right tackle selection. Tennessee OT Antonio Richardson, the player sent to Washington in the first mock, lost value at the combine due to knee concerns. All other tackle options felt like a reach at No. 34.

Not a reach, Stanford guard and unanimous 2013 All-American David Yankey. NFL.com draft maven Mike Mayock ranked the 6-foot-5, 315 pounder as the top guard pre-combine. The junior-eligible's run-blocking stands out to the point he could move into round one by draft day.

Another Pac-12 guard, UCLA's Xavier Su'a-Filo also warrants consideration in this spot.

* I was tempted to go with Virginia Tech corner Kyle Fuller at 34. The theory being the Redskins could soon move DeAngelo Hall to safety. Something to consider if the Redskins strike out during free agency.

* Several wide receivers jumped up the ranks, including Oregon State burner Brandin Cooks. The 5-foot-10 slot target ran a blistering 4.33 40-time. Alas, Cooks probably ran all out of the Redskins range and all the way into the first round; he goes to the Cleveland  Browns at 26 in this mock.

*Another combine flyer to watch is Martavis Bryant. Overshadowed at Clemson by fellow wide out Sammy Watkins, the 6-foot-3 Bryant rocked Indianapolis with his 4.42 40-time and 39-inch vertical. Last season he had seven touchdowns and 19.7 ypc for the  Tigers, Bryant should move considerably up draft boards. He lands with the Jacksonville Jaguars at 39 in this version.

To view the full mock draft, click here.