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2018 NFL Mock Draft: Washington Redskins Select S Derwin James at No. 13

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With the 13th pick of the 2018 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Washington Redskins select...

Derwin James, S, Florida State

The selection and write-up were made by Maul Poleski:

The Redskins made their biggest splashes this offseason on the offensive side of the ball, having signed bridge QB Alex Smith and traded for future franchise QB Kevin Hogan. They also made a sneaky good signing of WR Paul Richardson. That’s not to say they have ignored defense, as they have brought in Edge rusher Pernell McPhee and CB Orlando Scandrick. But they need more playmakers on that side of the ball. Enter Mr. James.

At 6’2, 215 James has very good size and 4.48 speed to go with it. He will primarily be a strong safety, though he could add a little weight and be more of a S/LB hybrid. He is good in run support and as a blitzer, and also has the ability to cover tight ends. James’s size and athleticism will add a nice punch to the back end of the Redskins defense.

If James were gone, they would look to bolster their shaky run defense with one of the NT’s Vea or Payne, though they may ink free agent Johnathan Hankins before draft night. Other needs are RB, TE, and OL.

I Quit.

Pokorny: “With Kirk Cousins out of the mix and a few other pieces rebuilt this offseason, I don’t know what to expect of the Redskins in 2018. I know head coach Jay Gruden has talked about being comfortable with their safety position, but if given the choice, I’d see James as a long-term upgrade over D.J. Swearinger and Montae Nicholson.”

The Green Bay Packers are up next, led by Darth_Batman.

2018 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Cleveland Browns Grimflick QB Lamar Jackson
2 New York Giants Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. QB Baker Mayfield
3 New York Jets jclark22 DE Bradley Chubb
4 Cleveland Browns Keyser Sozze CB Denzel Ward
5 Denver Broncos poultman RB Saquon Barkley
6 Indianapolis Colts Browns95 OG Quenton Nelson
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ezweav DB Minkah Fitzpatrick
8 Chicago Bears Ostate84 LB Tremaine Edmunds
9 San Francisco 49ers Mudville DE Marcus Davenport
10 Oakland Raiders makeaplay59 LB Roquan Smith
11 Miami Dolphins Swagnasty QB Josh Rosen
12 Buffalo Bills GratefulDawg QB Sam Darnold
13 Washington Redskins Maul Poleski S Derwin James
14 Green Bay Packers Darth_Batman DE/OLB Harold Landry
15 Arizona Cardinals Brocolis154033 QB Josh Allen
16 Baltimore Ravens Fluke_on_target WR Calvin Ridley
17 Los Angeles Chargers Crawford_T DT Vita Vea
18 Seattle Seahawks OhioCityBrownsBeliever CB Mike Hughes
19 Dallas Cowboys Topanga Jeff OG Will Hernandez
20 Detroit Lions clefan4lif DT Taven Bryan
21 Cincinnati Bengals Robo Dawg OG Isaiah Wynn
22 Buffalo Bills a2342432a WR Christian Kirk
23 New England Patriots unoservix OT Kolton Miller
24 Carolina Panthers mrwhitman WR D.J. Moore
25 Tennessee Titans troy145 DE/OLB Arden Key
26 Atlanta Falcons BrianB77 DT Da'Ron Payne
27 New Orleans Saints Legoman0721 LB Lorenzo Carter
28 Pittsburgh Steelers xfl2001fan LB Leighton Vander Esch
29 Jacksonville Jaguars kizer america LB Rashaan Evans
30 Minnesota Vikings pt_999 OT Mike McGlinchey
31 New England Patriots Matt Wood TE Mike Gesicki
32 Philadelphia Eagles Adam Rice OT Connor Williams
33 Cleveland Browns fjblessi DT Maurice Hurst
34 New York Giants anthszabo RB Derrius Guice
35 Cleveland Browns tmartin5785 DE Sam Hubbard