In his first mock draft for the 2016 NFL Draft, CBSSports' Rob Rang has the Redskins taking Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland with the No. 22 overall-pick.
While the Washington Redskins are continuing their preparations for the Dallas Cowboys and the regular season on Thursday, a majority of the NFL – 20 teams to be exact – will shift gears to focusing on the offseason next week.
In four months, the 2016 NFL Draft will take place in Chicago, and between now and then hundreds of mock drafts will be presented.
In his first mock draft of the year, CBSSports.com's Rob Rang thinks the Redskins – currently pegged with the No. 22 overall pick – will take University of Alabama inside linebacker Reggie Ragland.
"Washington is surrendering 4.8 yards per carry on the ground, 31st in the NFL. The Crimson Tide, on the other hand, are among the stoutest run defenders in the country with Ragland playing a starring role. General manager Scot McCloughan might see Ragland as able to provide an immediate impact similar to the one Patrick Willis made when Washington's top scout was heading up the 49ers front office," Rang writes.
Ragland, a senior out of Madison, Ala., was selected as a unanimous first-team All-American and was also selected as a member of the SEC First Team by conference coaches and The Associated Press.
In 13 games to date, Ragland has accumulated a career-high 51 tackles with six passes defensed, 2.5 sacks and two fumbles forced.
Against the University of Tennessee earlier this year, Ragland made a season-high 12 tackles.