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Mel Kiper Jr. Likes What Washington Redskins Did In The First Round

Mel Kiper gives NFL Draft analysis on ESPN.


The first round of the NFL draft came to a close late Thursday night without too much surprise. The New York Giants made the boldest play of the night when general manager Dave Gettleman selected Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall pick in the draft.

Another surprising move unfolded for a different NFC East team. The Washington Redskins watched as former Ohio State star Dwayne Haskins fell down the draft board.

After reportedly considering a trade up for Haskins, the Redskins stayed at No. 15 and ended up with one of the top quarterbacks on the board.

Just 11 picks later, the Redskins traded back up into the first round to select star pass rusher Montez Sweat out of Mississippi State.

ESPN's NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper loved the picks.

"Washington got two prospects who were in my top 12 overall.," Kiper said.

Sweat was viewed as a potential top-10 pick heading into the draft before he was reportedly diagnosed with a heart condition at the NFL combine. Reports surfaced suggesting NFL teams thought he was misdiagnosed at the combine.

Regardless, the Redskins landed one of the top pass rushers on the board and one of the top quarterbacks.

Stay tuned for what Day 2 holds.