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Marvel Mock Draft: Daredevil To The Redskins


Another day, another mock draft.

The 2016 NFL Draft is this Thursday and the release of Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" quickly follows.

To bring together the best of both worlds, Marvel and teamed up to create a super-draft of heroes and villains and where they would fit onto NFL rosters.

Here's a gallery looking back at some of the players the Redskins have taken in the first-round of the NFL Draft through the years.

With the 21st pick in the Marvel NFL Draft, the Redskins are projected to take Daredevil, the shutdown corner out of Hell's Kitchen, N.Y.

The 6-foot, 200-pound prospect has faced his share of adversity. As a kid, Daredevil, real name Matthew Murdock, saved a man from being hit by a truck. They say no good deed goes unpunished and Daredevil experiences that punishment every day of his life.

When saving the man from being killed, he was exposed to radioactive cargo, which left him blind. Fortunately for Daredevil, this heightened his other senses and left him with an underdog mentality that he will bring to the gridiron.

After the accident, Daredevil trained under another blind athlete, Stick, where he learned martial arts and how to use his newly heightened senses to compensate for his lack of vision.

If Redskins fans are worried about a blind corner getting burned by the NFC East's best receivers, they shouldn't be. Daredevil's sense of touch allows him to feel changes in air pressure and temperature, sensitive enough to sense a body at five feet away and feel a pass coming his direction.

But like every hero, he does have one fatal flaw. Because of his increased sense of hearing, Daredevil often gets confused and disoriented when surrounded by a noisy crowd, which is going to be a problem when playing at FedExField.

If the Redskins decide to take Daredevil, this creates an interesting battle at cornerback. The recent addition of Josh Norman, who would probably also consider himself pretty super, will be in direct competition with Daredevil.

General manager Scot McCloughan does love depth on the roster, but he may not be getting a true "football player" in Daredevil. Despite being a super athlete, he does not possess exceptional football skills.

"At 6-foot and 200 lbs., Daredevil strikes a frame very similar to the 5-foot-11 and 198 lbs. Darrelle Revis. But it's Daredevil's instincts that have scouts raving about his potential to become a shutdown corner. Although visually blind, Daredevil brings hell to opposing offenses by using his heightened "radar" sense to read plays before they happen and make plays on the ball. While he lacks great size and leaping ability, Daredevil is a fearless cornerback with grit, elite agility and a super-powered feel for the game. Quarterbacks dare not test the Devil of Hell's Kitchen often."

Only time will tell who the Redskins select with the 21st pick on Thursday in Chicago, but Daredevil definitely makes for an interesting option.




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