By John KeimESPN Staff Writer
The Washington Redskins did not enter the offseason seeking another cornerback. That changed on Jan. 30, when they agreed to trade Kendall Fuller as part of a package to Kansas City for quarterback Alex Smith.
That’s why, in his latest Insider mock draft, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay projected Central Florida corner Mike Hughes to the Redskins. It’s mildly surprising -- he’s been projected as a late-first or second-round pick. Whether No. 13 is too high for Hughes remains to be seen. But if they operate under the best-player-available theory, then they could easily address this position. Maybe it wouldn’t be Hughes, but a corner is a possibility -- Iowa’s Josh Jackson would be one to watch. They do like him.
My preference would be to fix the front seven, which they could address in free agency (defensive lineman Vita Vea went No. 12 in McShay’s mock). Or they could trade back, add a few picks and get in a better spot to land a running back. There could be a run on this position after the Redskins pick 13th and before they select again at 44. They’ll still have options, but the ones they view as upgrades might be...