For Redskins, time to look to 2014 draft
With the Redskins’ 2013 season winding down, CSNWashington.com will be keeping an eye on the upcoming college bowl games and the NFL prospects who could be on Washington’s radar in 2014 draft.
What: Armed Forces Bowl
Who: Middle Tennessee State University vs Navy (-6.5)
When: Mon., Dec. 30 11:45 a.m. ESPN
Players to watch:
The Armed Forces Bowl honors the military and the service academies, and the Navy team will have many supporters in the Fort Worth crowd, but it is unlikely too many NFL scouts will be among them. Due to size restrictions, the Naval Academy does not produce many NFL players, although former Midshipmen Eric Kettani found success with the Redskins. Senior Navy linebacker Cody Peterson will take part in the Shrine Game and has the opportunity to catch the eye of NFL scouts; a good showing against Middle Tennessee State could help his potential draft positioning. A sure tackling linebacker that can help on special teams could have a future with the Redskins.
The Blue Raiders best player lines up at quarterback, so it's hard to see a situation where the Redskins could take Logan Kilgore. Kilgore has thrown more than 50 touchdown passes in his career at Middle Tennessee State, and is an intriguing prospect at QB. If Kirk Cousins was traded before the NFL Draft, Kilgore could become more of a late-round or free agent option for Washington.