Could the Redskins have an opportunity to draft the top defensive back in college football last year? Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network thinks so.
The back in question is Darqueze Dennard, the Michigan State cornerback who won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back last year. He was once the top cornerback prospect in the draft. But so-so measurable and other cornerbacks rising due to good pro day performances are pushing him down in the estimation of Jeremiah.
"I think it's a real possibility (Dennard slips)," Jeremiah said on NFL Network's "Path to the Draft.
Jeremiah has Dennard getting picked 30th in his latest mock draft. And if he can slip that far it’s certainly possible that he could fall four more spots and be available when the Redskins are on the clock with the 34th pick.
Cornerback might not be at the very top of the Redskins’ needs list but they could be hard pressed to turn down Dennard, who started 40 games for the Spartans and has 10 career interceptions, if he fell into their laps.
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