What: 2014 NFL Draft
Where: Radio City Music Hall, New York
When: The first round begins tonight at 8 p.m.; the second and third rounds are Friday beginning at 7 p.m.; the fourth-seven rounds are Saturday beginning at noon.
TV coverage: ESPN and NFL Network.
Redskins picks: Nos. 34 (second round); 66 (third); 102 (fourth); 142 (fifth); 178 (sixth); and 217 (seventh).
Although the Redskins don’t have a first round pick—and, according to General Manager Bruce Allen are “unlikely” to trade for one—there are still plenty of reasons for Washington fans to keep a close eye on tonight’s developments. Because, as Rich Tandler pointed out this morning on Real Redskins, what happens on Day 1 can have a profound effect on what happens Day 2. For example, a mid-round run on offensive tackles could be bad for the Redskins. For Rich’s story, click here.
This is also a good time to catch up our Draft Board series, which covered the Redskins’ top-10 needs, in order, from least to most important. Click on the links below for a detailed look at each position:
No. 10: Quarterbacks
No. 9 Running backs
No. 8 Tight ends
No. 7 Defensive line
No. 6 Wide receiver
No. 5 Outside linebacker
No. 4 Inside linebacker
No. 3 Cornerback
No. 2 Offensive tackle
No. 1 Safety
In addition, here’s a list of the prospects the Redskins reportedly interviewed or worked out in recent weeks. It’s important to note that just because a prospect had a meeting/private workout with team officials, that doesn’t mean they’ll be picked by the Redskins. But it can hint at the positions and specific players Allen and Head Coach Jay Gruden are targeting. (For example, David Amerson, Phillip Thomas and Bacarri Rambo all visited the Redskins a year ago).
- RB Charles Sims, West Virginia
- RB Marion Grice, Arizona State
- S Tre Boston, North Carolina
- S Dezmen Southward, Wisconsin
- CB Jaylen Watkins, Florida
- CB Dexter McDougle, Maryland
- CB Keith McGill, Uta
- WR Cody Latimer, Indiana
- WR Brandon Coleman, Rutgers
- WR/PR Jalen Saunders, Oklahoma
- WR Kofi Hughes, Indiana
- OT Jack Mewhort, Ohio State
- OT Cameron Fleming, Stanford
- OT Morgan Moses, Virginia
- OT Antonio Richardson, Tennessee
- LB Kyle Van Noy, BYU
- OLB/DE Scott Crichton, Oregon State
- OLB/DE Marcus Smith, Louisville
- OLB/DE Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech
- OLB/DE Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State
That’s it for now. Stay tuned to Comcast SportsNet and CSNWashington.com for coverage and analysis of this week’s draft.