2016 NFL Mock Draft: Big boys dominate first round

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Jan 11, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is pressured by Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jonathan Allen (93) in the first quarter in the 2016 CFP National Championship at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 11, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is pressured by Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jonathan Allen (93) in the first quarter in the 2016 CFP National Championship at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /
  1. Washington Redskins

Jonathan Allen – OLB – Alabama

The Redskins need help in several positions including safety but what they really need is a 3-4 outside linebacker who can help against the run and get to the passer. Allen played very well for the Nick Saban coached Crimson Tide totally 14.5 tackles for losses in 2015 as a junior. If Allen can acclimate early to the NFL the Redskins will get enough production from him to warrant taking him in round one.

What the Redskins really need is a center but the centers in this years class are more suited to rounds two and three and I think that is exactly where they will address the issue barring a free agent signing. Despite the success of Kirk Cousins in 2015, there are still questions about his long term future and at some point the Redskins will draft a quarterback but it won’t be in round one.

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