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Need to Know: Five top Friday night draft possibilities for the Redskins

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Need to Know: Five top Friday night draft possibilities for the Redskins

Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 1, 46 days before the Redskins hold their mandatory minicamp.

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The Redskins have made their top pick. offensive lineman Brandon Scherff. Here are five players they could take a close look at in Rounds 2 and 3 tonight:

DB Eric Rowe—At 6-1, Rowe is a good candidate to be converted to safety; that’s where he started for three years at Utah before moving to cornerback last year. He has solid coverage skills and is physical.

RB T. J. Yeldon—They invested their top pick in a lineman to bolster the running game so perhaps they look for a running back who can add some pop to the running game. Yeldon isn’t a burner but he’s quick and can make tacklers miss.

QB Garrett Grayson—Friday may be a day too early for the Redskins to go after a quarterback but if Jay Gruden wants a pocket passer who can be ready to see action in 2016 they might need to get Grayson. He’s not the most talented QB left on the board but he could be the most NFL ready.

Edge Eli Harold--With Randy Gregory likely to be off of Scot McCloughan's board due to some failed drug tests, Harold is their best available edge rusher. At 247 they might want him to add a little bulk but he can set the edge on the run pretty well.

S Jaquiski Tartt—The level of competition at Samford makes him tough to judge. But he’s clearly a tough, smart, physical player who is capable of developing into a starting safety within a season or two.

Timeline

—It’s been 124 days since the Redskins played a game. It will be 135 days until they play another one.

Days until: Redskins minicamp starts 46; Redskins training camp starts 90; Redskins @ Giants 146

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