Leonard Williams visiting Washington Redskins

Do the Washington Redskins, with the No. 5 pick in next week's NFL draft, have a chance at the draft's top overall player? If Southern Cal defensive lineman Leonard Williams falls that far, he'll at least have made the most recent impression possible on general manager Scot McCloughan.



According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Williams is at the Redskins' facility Wednesday as an official visitor, just eight days before team officials will be on the clock for the No. 5 pick. The confluence of events that would have to occur for Williams to fall to Washington probably begins with the Tennessee Titans choosing quarterback Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 overall pick. Williams is considered a very strong possibility for Tennessee with the second pick, but if the club is convinced Mariota could start from Day 1, the Redskins' biggest hurdle to getting Williams could be cleared. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah is now projecting just that.

Beyond the Titans, the Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 3 overall) and Oakland Raiders (No. 4) would have to pass on Williams, as well. The Jaguars might prefer an edge pass rusher such as Florida's Dante Fowler Jr. to the bigger, more versatile Williams. If so, the Raiders would then be faced with a choice of Williams -- who would figure to be a local-area favorite and favors the Raiders himself -- or perhaps fill a dire need for a dynamic wide receiver with Alabama's Amari Cooper or West Virginia's Kevin White.

That's a lot of ifs, but the Titans drafting Mariota could certainly topple the necessary domino for the Redskins.



Wednesday is the last day NFL clubs are allowed to host draft prospects for one of their 30 allotted visits. A look at some of the clubs making use of the final day, and which players they are hosting, according to Rapoport:

» Miami Dolphins: Central Florida WR Breshad Perriman, Southern Cal WR Nelson Agholor, Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon.

» Houston Texans: Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong.

» San Francisco 49ers: South Carolina RB Mike Davis.

» Chicago Bears: West Virginia WR Kevin White.

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