OPEN THREAD: Who makes the Redskins Elite 8?

OPEN THREAD: Who makes the Redskins Elite 8?
March 28, 2014, 7:00 am
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No point in fighting it: It's March Madness and everyone is staring at brackets. So let's embrace the March format, and figure out who makes the Redskins Elite 8.

Not the eight highest-paid players, but who are the best eight players on the Skins roster. Not by position, but overall. And in order. Here goes:

1) Robert Griffin III -- At his peak, RG3 is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Will he get back to the level we saw in 2012?

2) Trent Williams -- A beast at one of the most important positions on the field. Top-five in the league.

3) Pierre Garçon -- The Waiter showed his explosiveness in 2013, setting a new team record for receptions. With a healthy RG3, Garçon could post video game numbers.

4) Ryan Kerrigan -- A solid linebacker with a knack for big plays, #91 barely outranks his counterpart OLB thanks to better pass coverge skill.

5) Brian Orakpo -- The Redskins franchise player in 2014, the big man from Texas posts strong sack totals when healthy. Can he make the leap to elite?

6) Alfred Morris -- In two seasons the home run hitter amassed almost 3,000 yards on the ground to go with 20 touchdowns. Morris is a beast with the ball, but lacks great pass-catching skill and is not the best blocker. 

7) Jason Hatcher -- Washington's most pricy free agent signing, 2013 was Hatcher's best season in a nine-year career. He played like a disruptive force for the Cowboys from the middle of the line, can he reproduce it in 2014 for the Skins?

8) DeAngelo Hall -- Few players incite greater debate than D-Hall, but he is the best cornerback on the roster. He may get beat deep on occasion, but he also has proven ballhawking skills and usually covers the opposition's best WR. 

Agree? Disagree? What's your Elite 8 look like? Let us know in the comments!