The strengths of the 2016 NFL Draft fit perfectly into the needs on Washington’s roster. The overwhelming strength of this draft is at defensive tackle, arguably Washington’s top need. Washington has players like Kedric Golston and Jerrell Powe set for the nose tackle spot, and that’s not a good thing. But there is a lot of talent at corner, a position where Washington could upgrade from Chris Culliver and Bashaud Breeland. There’s also good wide receiver talent available with this pick, like Josh Doctson of TCU and Laquon Treadwell of Ole Miss.
Ken Meringolo of Hogs Haven hits on one of those needs with his pick at No. 21.
Meringolo: I was dying to take Ryan Kelly and pair him with Kirk Cousins in what I believe could be a dominant duo up the middle for years to come. Unable to do so, I audibled back to the strength at the top of this draft class, which is along the defensive line (also an area of need for Washington). They employ multiple schemes, and Billings fits in both odd- and even-man defensive fronts. The team has cycled in a number of veterans here the last few seasons, and would likely jump at the chance to install a longer-term solution.
Video emerged of the bar brawl, allegedly showing McCoy, along with three others — one being former running back Curtis Brinkley — throwing punches and being restrained. The fight reportedly started over the ownership of a bottle of champagne at the Recess nightclub in Philadelphia, and resulted in serious injuries for the off-duty officers working security.
The police report details all four suspects punching one of the officers and knocking him to the ground, where they continued to punch, kick and stomp his head and body. Both officers were treated for their injuries, which collectively includes broken ribs, a broken nose, eye lacerations, a sprained thumb and a possible skull fracture.
“For the past several weeks my office has worked diligently with Philadelphia Police Department’s Central Detectives to investigate this matter and, in the end, there is insufficient evidence to prove that any individual committed a criminal offense,” Williams said in a press release on Monday. “My job is not to decide if anyone acted appropriately or not. My job is to determine if evidence exists to charge any individual with a crime. I do that by looking at all the facts. That is what we did here. My decision today is consistent with my commitment to the citizens of Philadelphia to charge, and only charge, those people who, based on evidence, are guilty of crimes.”
McCoy met with Williams shortly after the incident, according to the local WPVI TV. Williams said he was carefully examining all the evidence and that he didn’t want to “rush to judgement.”