Behind their 5-11 record, the Washington Redskins weren't so awful last year.
They beat the NFC champions twice, had the league's 13th-best defense and ranked a respectable 16th in yards gained.
The problem the Redskins have in this draft is that their needs are transparent, and they didn't suck hard enough to control their own destiny.
Everyone knows the Redskins, who hold the sixth overall pick, need a quarterback.
After Matt Barkley and Landry Jones eschewed the draft, their only real option became Robert Griffin III.
So now we've gone from "everyone knows the Redskins need a quarterback" to "everyone knows the Redskins need Robert Griffin III."
Operating exposed and without leverage, the teams above Washington can demand an absurd return for what will amount to three or four draft positions.
Mix in recent news that the Cleveland Browns could take a quarterback in this draft, and Washington's desperation only worsens.
The Redskins already have their hand out, and that's a bad place to start.