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: Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Who: Washington (-3.5) vs Brigham Young
When: Friday, Dec. 27, 9:30 pm ET (ESPN)
Players to watch:
Heard of the Hunger Games? Well this is the hunger game. Washington has had an up-and-down season, surging into the Top 20 at various points this season, but the Huskies come into this bowl game unranked. Washington lost its coach to USC earlier this month, but the team still has a lot of talent.
Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins comes into the game with a late 1st/early 2nd round draft guide from the experts at CBS Sports, and could be a fit for the Redskins with Fred Davis expected to leave the team. Skins rookie Jordan Reed looked impressive this season in limited work, but concussion issues may have the Washington brass looking for another big body that can catch passes and block.
On the BYU side, senior linebacker Kyle Van Noy could be a great fit for the Redskins, especially with the expected retirement of London Fletcher. The 6'3", 245 lb. defensive playmaker could go in the late first round of the NFL draft, but he could be available when the Redskins draft in the early second round. Beyond his play on the field, Van Noy also made noise this month when he got engaged to Miss Utah Marissa Powell. Looks like Van Noy is a good talent evaluator himself.