Redskins GM Scot McCloughan said during Monday’s press conference that they would like to turn their seven draft picks into 10 or so via trades.
“I’d love to get 10 (picks) out of this thing,” McCloughan said, per Albert Breer.
One scenario laid out by McCloughan could be them trading out of the No. 5 overall pick if USC DL Leonard Williams falls to them.
“It might bring a trade more into play,” McCloughan said of Williams dropping to them. “We do feel good about our defensive front.”
McCloughan confirmed that they would still like to come away with another pass rusher from this year’s draft class.
“A pass rusher, that’s the most important thing,” McCloughan said. “They’re hard to find. We’re very lucky to have Ryan [Kerrigan] on the team, he’s one of those players, and hopefully not just in the first but throughout this draft we’ll add more pass rushers.”
Depending on who drops to them, it’s conceivable that Washington could flip the No. 5 overall pick to a team looking to move up for someone like Williams or maybe even one of the two top receivers in this year’s draft.
We have the Redskins taking Clemson DE/OLN Vic Beasley in our recently updated two-round NFL Mock Draft.