In the days leading up to the NFL Draft, many expected the Redskins to attack perceived lack of depth at three critical positions: offensive line, defensive secondary and interior linebackers. With the draft now completed, the Skins did bulk up their offensive line, but left the other two positions widely untouched.
So what gives? Does Redskins brass believe more in the players they have than the rest of the football public? Were the right players not available when it was Washington's turn to pick?
Questions started coming in for the Redskins before they even made their first pick. Why make a draft day deal with division foe Dallas? The Skins traded the No. 34 pick to the Cowboys to move down and grab an additional third round pick. If Demarcus Lawrence, taken by Dallas at 34, becomes a great player for the Cowboys, won't that negatively affect this Redskins draft for the next decade?
The idea of trading down and getting more picks was clearly on Washington GM Bruce Allen's agenda, but doing so with the Cowboys could present a host of problems. Second round pick Trent Murphy could end up being a high-energy sack specialist in the mold of Paul Kruger, and tagging Morgan Moses in the third round looks like a strong move. And CB Bashaud Breeland out of Clemson in the fourth round, if he can keep his head on straight and develop, could have lots of value.
But after that, more questions. Was another offensive lineman in the third round, Spencer Long, the right move with needs elsewhere? Later in the draft, does it make sense to take a kicker? Another wide receiver, on a roster deep at that position? Another running back? Really? Not a single inside linebacker, knowing the roster is thin at that spot?
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