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With the Senior Bowl wrapped up Dustin Hopkins Jersey , I thought I would do my first Redskins Mock Draft of the year using only Senior Bowl prospects. Now obviously it’s unlikely a team would only draft Senior Bowl players, but this is a fun exercise looking at some potential options for the Redskins. I used On the Clock without trades for this scenario. You can see my full Senior Bowl coverage here, including an interview of one of the players below. Feel free to follow along with the full mock draft, but remember I was only focusing on Senior Bowl players in this scenario. 15: R1P15 EDGE MONTEZ SWEAT, MISSISSIPPI STATE-This was a decision between taking Drew Lock and Montez Sweat with this selection. While it’s tempting to go with the potential franchise QB, I decided to go with Sweat here. Sweat had a fantastic week of practice and showed off his impressive length and quickness off the snap. Sweat has put up 22 sacks over the past two years playing in the SEC and has the ability to be a 10+ sack a year player to replace Preston Smith. 46: R2P14 C DALTON RISNER, KANSAS STATE-Risner is listed as a center here, but I view him as an option to play guard to fill the LG vacancy. Risner played most of the week at right tackle, but he’s played center and guard in his career and is one of the most versatile linemen in the class. Risner has good feet and plays with a mean streak. His versatility is a huge plus as he can fill in at other positions if need be (though ideally as a rookie he learns one role). Risner is a good value pick in the middle of round 2, and would be the final missing link for the Redskins OL. The Redskins will likely need to rely on their offensive line next year as try to feature Derrius Guice heavily in the offense. 76: R3P12 WR ANDY ISABELLA, UMASS-Though he typically get’s pigeon-holed as a slot receiver only in the ilk of a Wes Welker, Isabella’s skill set is beyond that. He may primarily be used in the slot, but he’s got the ability to play outside some. Also from the slot, he’s likely to see more downfield passing as he was a serious deep threat in college. Isabella can absolutely fly and is probably one of the favorites for the fastest 40 time at the Combine. Isabella expects to run in the 4.3’s and even could crack the 4.2’s. If you want to add speed and play-making ability to the Redskins roster Isabella is a great option to do so. 96: R3P32 QB JARRETT STIDHAM, AUBURN-While I think there is a fair argument of either taking a 1st RD QB or passing on the position all-together, I think Stidham here is a solid choice. He had a really good week of practice at the Senior Bowl and flashed some starting upside. He’s got pretty good arm talent and while he’s coming off a disappointing year in the right system he could develop. With only Colt McCoy and Josh Johnson as the “healthy” QB options right now, adding a mid-round QB for depth makes sense. Even if Stidham never develops as a franchise QB, he can offer value as a cheap back-up going forward. Also, by taking Stidham it wouldn’t prevent the Redskins from addressing the position early in the draft in 2020 or 2021 depending on the future of Alex Smith. 154: R5P15 WR TERRY MCLAURIN, OHIO STATE-McLaurin might have helped himself enough this week that he goes higher than this, but with a deep receiver draft he could easily fall to this range. McLaurin has been Ohio State’s big play receiver the past two years, averaging 17.8 yards per catch and 17 combined TDs. That’s despite being 3rd or 4th on the team in targets. McLaurin had a really strong week showcasing his speed and route running. He showed he’s more than just a deep threat this week and that he can threaten a defense in a number of ways. Adding him on top of Isabella gives the Redskins a pair of big play receivers with serious speed. Add them to the mix with Josh Doctson, Paul Richardson and Trey Quinn and the Redskins will have a receiver core with a lot of speed and big play ability. 172: R5P33 TE DREW SAMPLE, WASHINGTON-The Redskins are likely to cut Vernon Davis this offseason as his contractis ballooning and his role on the team seems to be decreasing. With Jordan Reed potentially following him out the door the following year or two, adding more young TE talent makes sense. Sample is a good two-way TE. He’s a really good blocker and he can help as a receiver as well. He runs well for his size and showed pretty good hands this week. He will never be a Jordan Reed type of TE, but he can be an effective number 2 TE. 207: R6P32 G BEN POWERS, OKLAHOMA-Currently the Redskins have Trent Williams, Brandon Scherff Tress Way Jersey , Morgan Moses, Chase Roullier, Geron Christian and Tyler Catalina as the only offensive linemen under contract with any NFL experience. So in addition to finding a starting LG, getting a back-up or two will be key. Powers is a great late round target as he was a first team All-American at Oklahoma this past year and has been a 3 year starter at guard. He’s a tough, physical blocker who has experience at both guard spots, and even played some Tackle back in his freshman year at a JUCO college. Despite being a late round guy, he’s actually got some future starting potential. 229: R7P13 S MARQUISE BLAIR, UTAH-Blair has been a solid safety for Utah the past two seasons after transferring in from Community College. He is a bigger safety and probably profiles as an in the box option at the next level. While he’s probably not ever going to be a starter, he should be a solid back-up/core special teamer which is all you can ask for late in the draft. Overview:Obviously I was limited in who I could select based on limiting myself to the 110 Senior Bowlprospects, but overall this is a solid draft. Sweat, Risner, and Isabella should all be day one starters (Isabella primarily from the Slot, but will play outside as well), with McLaurin, Sample and Powers all as key back-ups. Stidham has some long term potential and at worst he’s a solid cheap back-up. Sweat has the chance to be an elite pass rusher and Risner could be a very good starter as well. While Isabella is tougher to predict, if it comes together his game breaking ability gives him the upside of a T.Y. Hilton/Tyreek Hill type of offensive weapon. If he doesn’t hit that peak, he should still be a very productive slot receiver with some deep threat ability added in. McLaurin is another receiver I wouldn’t discount, I really enjoyed watching him at the Senior Bowl and see a future bigger role for him than what he had at Ohio State. What do you think? Do you like this scenario, or would you have gone with Drew Lock in the first round? ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Colt McCoy silenced his phone knowing he was coming back to his home state for his first NFL start in four years, in the stadium where he helped lead the Texas Longhorns to a shot at a national title as their star quarterback and where he last won a game as a pro.The longtime Washington backup also knows what's most important as he takes over following Alex Smith's season-ending leg injury . The Redskins (6-4) can control the NFC East by beating the rival Dallas Cowboys (5-5) in the most traditional of Thanksgiving games Thursday."I'm thankful for the opportunity, but I think it's even more than that," McCoy said. "It's time to just go play and put everything else aside. We have a huge game this week. It's a huge game." McCoy is 2-0 at AT&T Stadium, beating Nebraska for the 2009 Big 12 championship and a spot in the BCS championship game, which Texas lost to Alabama when McCoy got hurt early. The small-town Texas kid beat the Cowboys five years later, completing 25 of 30 passes for 299 yards in a 20-17 overtime win for the Redskins.He's 32 now, and hasn't started since the last of three straight defeats late in the 2014 season, a little more than a month removed from that win over the Cowboys. McCoy Brandon Scherff Jersey , a third-round pick by Cleveland in 2010 after that title-game loss to the Crimson Tide, has a career record of 7-18.McCoy is in his fifth year as Washington's backup and has played just four games over four seasons, including when he replaced Smith in the third quarter of Sunday's 23-21 loss to Houston. A potential winning drive stalled near midfield, and Dustin Hopkins‘ 63-yard field goal try fell short with 3 seconds left."It's been a while since he's played in a significant game. That'll be the challenge," coach Jay Gruden said."I know he's excited as heck, man. He hated to get the opportunity the way he got it with Alex getting hurt. I understand that. But deep down inside, he's been waiting for this."Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott has been waiting for another Thanksgiving game since he had to miss last year on his six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. In his Thanksgiving debut against the Redskins two years ago as a rookie, he jumped into the giant Salvation Army red kettle after a touchdown in a 31-26 Dallas win.The Cowboys have a chance to tie the Redskins for the division lead thanks to their first winning streak of the season, a pair of victories on the road after they were winless in their first four away from home."We said this a couple weeks ago, though; we knew that the division was still in front of us," quarterback Dak Prescott said. "Our backs are still against the wall. We know what this game means. We know how important this game is."BIG RETURNSWashington could get a major boost if any combination of left tackle Trent Williams, running back Chris Thompson, wide receiver Jamison Crowder and cornerback Quinton Dunbar can return from lengthy injury absences.Williams just needs to feel comfortable blocking after surgery for a dislocated right thumb, and Thompson said his injured ribs feel markedly better this week. Dunbar, who's dealing with nerve damage as part of a shin injury, feels "pretty close" but isn't sure if he'll make the problem worse.ELLIOTT'S WORKLOADIt just so happens that Elliott's season high in touches — 30 in a 22-19 win over Atlanta — came on the Cowboys' annual short week. In road wins over the NFC's past two Super Bowl participants in Philadelphia and Atlanta, Elliott had 55 touches (42 carries, 13 catches) for 388 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns."If that's what it has to be then that's what it's going to be," said Elliott, who needs 91 yards rushing to overtake idle NFL rushing leader and MVP contender Todd Gurley. "I'm definitely not afraid of that."BALANCING ACTPart of the Redskins' challenge in helping McCoy succeed is getting Adrian Peterson going on the ground. Peterson had just 16 carries for 51 yards in the loss to Houston, but ran for two touchdowns and is looking forward to playing back in his home state of Texas.The pressure's on Peterson and the rest of Washington's running backs to produce in the running and passing games. The former Oklahoma standout had 99 yards in the earlier win over the Cowboys.GALLUP BACKDallas rookie receiver Michael Gallup is expected to play after rejoining the team Wednesday. He stayed behind with his family after getting the news following the win over the Falcons that his brother died by suicide."The situation's unique, the individual's unique, the circumstances," coach Jason Garrett said. "I do think for all of us as we go through challenging things, I do think getting back to routine and structure typically can help us."STARTS WITH DEFENSEThe Redskins, who haven't allowed a 100-yard rusher, held Elliott to 33 yards in a 20-17 win in the first meeting. It's the second-lowest total of his career. Both teams are in the top five in scoring defense and in the top six in rushing defense.