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Expert's View: Six players to watch in the NFL Draft

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Charlie Casserly is a bit of an expert when it comes to the NFL Draft. Casserly was the general manager of the National Football League's Washington Redskins from 1989 to 1999. He also served as GM for the Houston Texans from 2000 to 2006.

In that time Casserly has overseen picks in 17 drafts and he picked David Carr and Mario Williams when his team held the number one overall pick.

Casserly was speaking to the NFL Network team today and he noted six players to watch out for in this years draft.

Those 6 were Khalil Mack, C.J Mosley, Anthony Barr, Cyrus Kouandjio, Odell Beckham Jr and Zack Martin.

According to Casserly, Mack - out of Buffalo - is a better fit in the 3-4 system, and is as good a pass-rusher as Jadeveon Clowney. 

Casserly calls Beckham the third best receiver in the draft behind the much vaunted Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans. The LSU man has a fair amount of speed and acceleration which helps along with his skilful route running.

Mosley is a talented linebacker but lacks the pass-rush ability of a guy like Mack. His fellow LB Barr is a much more flashy/big-play making guy but can drop in and out of games.

Kouandjio and Martin are both offensive lineman that could become starters straight out of the gate where they get picked. Kouandjio suffered a knee ligament injury at Alabama however that could seriously limit him in the pro's.

Those are Casserly's picks for the draft, we'll have to wait till next week to see where these first rounders end up.

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