In my ongoing attempt to prove I'm worthy of more than just the Franchise Tag, I present the latest CSNwashington 2014 mock draft. Click on through to see how the first two rounds and some of the third unfold at this point in the process - new picks for the Redskins -, but first...
* We're deep into the rumor-palooza portion of the draft process, where all those interested in such matters must work overtime to separate fact from fiction. Here's a short list of those players with the most fluctuating values...
*Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State: Kids, it's a bad idea to put yourself in a position where you plead guilty to "physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol" when trying to convince teams to draft you in the first round of the NFL Draft. Based on pure talent, Roby rocks all corners in the draft. How far he falls based on the off-field concerns (to 34?) is the question.
*Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama: The DeMatha product is a massive human at nearly 6-foot-7 and 322 pounds. He can overpower opponents, but inconsistency fears are keeping him out of top 20 consideration. Some reports of an arthritic knee has nearly every mock keeping him out of the first round, though Dr. Andrews recently sent a letter to teams suggesting those concerns are overblown.
*Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin: Based on his tackling prowess and positional scarcity this season, some have Borland going in the top 40 if not the first round. Based on concerns over shoulder injuries and relative positional importance, he might drop into the third round or beyond.
*Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: There is less confusion about where the Heisman Winner ranks among the QBs compared to where he winds up. Will the Browns say "Here's Johnny!" at No. 4? If not and he then gets past the Titans at 11, who knows where he lands (In this case, fingers crossed his draft journey ends with the Cowboys for shear entertainment). Guess is Maniel won't be in the green room for long.
Others: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville; Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA; Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech; Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State; Ja'Wuan James, OT, Tennessee; Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State.