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Washington Redskins NFL Draft Updates: Latest News, Trade Rumors, Storylines
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The questions facing the Washington Redskins as they near the 2012 NFL draft, surround what exactly the team plans on doing with the six picks they hold outside the first round.

Anticipation has reached a frenzy concerning the Redskins' obvious intentions with the draft's second overall selection. This is the year the team will finally land its franchise quarterback. At least that's what every Redskins fan has to hope.

The presumptive choice is Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, although there is still an outside chance the team has to choose Stanford's Andrew Luck. Either way, don't expect too many broken hearts in D.C. on draft day.

As for the rest of the picks, secondary and inside linebacker appeared to be obvious defensive needs. However, the Redskins have a signed a number of stop-gap defensive backs and finally moved to retain London Fletcher.

This leaves offensive line as the most glaring need. This slideshow will look at some of the linemen who could intrigue the Redskins in the mid rounds, such as Florida State's Andrew Datko.

There will also be some information on players who have interested the Redskins staff, such as Vanderbilt cornerback Casey Hayward. Less obvious areas of focus, like the need to add another pass-rusher, something this author has advocated for a while, will also be addressed.

Here is the latest news, rumors and storylines regarding the Redskins' potential plans in the 2012 NFL draft.

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