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NFL Mock Draft 2016: Washington Redskins Select Eli Apple

With the 21st pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins (represented by saintmanumit) select...

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Eli Apple, CB, Ohio St.

Eureka in the bathtub!!! This draft so favors the Redskins!!  All the talent at their needs is being pushed down. Like throwing darts at the dartboard.  This draft boils down to three positions that are in good physical shape on the draft board but anorexic at Redskins Park: defensive line, wide receiver and cornerback.

And yes, I've read about Mike linebacker Jaylon Smith in the first round for the Skins, but common sense:  the first round is no place to gamble on a player that has no guarantee to play. Why go through that drama AGAIN?

It boiled down to defensive tackle and corner at this pick. Recent history shows wideouts in the first round for DC do not pan out. I went with cornerback because truthfully, I lost the coin toss. Truth is both positions were equally lean in talent. But I am happy the coin landed on cornerback. It is still a premier position, defensive tackle talent will be in abundance in the next round, and I asked myself this question: Who is the corner who starts opposite Bashaud Breeland? Hint: Not DeAngelo Hall. Hall still plays for the Skins, but as I type this, he is labeled a strong safety on  And if you can't answer that question without Google, my point has been made.\

Eli Apple at this stage of the draft is a steal! He tall enough to cover Dez, has the quick feet to cover ODB Jr., and will help in run support.

Washington needs to build on the Division Championship and getting a corner that is a classic NFC East type of player definitely helps. Despite being a Buckeye, DC will love him!


Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this year's community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible.

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2016 CSC Community Mock Draft Hub.

Pick Team
Selection Team Representative Approval Rating

1 Tennessee Leremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss Chris Dunnells 74%
2 Cleveland Jared Goff, QB, California quickdrawdoc 44%
3 San Diego Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State
GhostofHD 65%
4 Dallas DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon Tee Word 52%
5 Jacksonville Myles Jack, LB, UCLA SxSnts9 73%
6 Baltimore Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida Lostastic 64%
7 San Francisco Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota St. BlackandGold4ever 58%
8 Philadelphia Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Ohio State ukesilence 64%
9 Tampa Bay Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State RyanAb9 85%
10 Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan St. Johnny BeGood 38%
11 Chicago Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson NOLASaintsBeast 63%
12 New Orleans Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville Dave Cariello 69%
13 Miami Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame saintmanumit 45%
14 Oakland Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama Chris Dunnells 60%
15 Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis quickdrawdoc 32%
16 Detroit Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State Khannar 67%
17 Atlanta Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State Dave Choate 66%
18 Indianapolis Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia NOLASaintsBeast 69%
19 Buffalo Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky Jaimichaelugp
20 Emmanuel Ogbah, DE/OLB, Oklahoma St RyanAb9
21 Washington Eli Apple, CB, Ohio St. saintmanumit
22 Houston
Tee Word
23 Minnesota
24 Cincinnati
25 Pittsburgh
26 Seattle

27 Green Bay
Johnny BeGood
28 Kansas City
29 New England (Forfeited) Forfeited pick --------- --------
30 Arizona
Matt Mosley
31 Carolina
32 Denver