Redskins: Final 2012 NFL Mock Draft

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Redskins: Final 2012 NFL Mock Draft
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With the good news (albeit unsurprising) out of Indy that the Colts will select Andrew Luck with the first overall pick, the mood here in DC has been festive. It almost feels like those few days before Christmas when everyone is amiable and jolly.

This city is punch drunk in love with RG3, and he's happily soaking it all in. To quote the legendary Humphrey Bogart from one of my favorite movies, Casablanca, "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." 

The Redskins have whiffed on adding offensive line help in free agency. They did sign offensive tackle James Lee, who is supposed to provide backup to Jammal Brown. For an O-line that suffered from injuries and a dearth of backup talent, the Redskins will serve themselves well by adding a few offensive linemen in the draft.

There is a quagmire at the safety position after the Redskins signed Brandon Meriweather, Tanard Jackson, Madieu Williams and Cedric Griffin (also a cornerback). Reed Doughty and DeJon Gomes return as well. The Redskins are set at that position, but concern still looms at cornerback.

Rumors have it that DeAngelo Hall may be cut, and it would not be surprising if the 'Skins ask Philly about Asante Samuel, who is on the trade block. If Philly will take a sixth rounder, the 'Skins should pull the trigger.

Forever young London Fletcher is re-signed, but depth at the inside linebacker position is a concern. Adding a player that can contribute this season would be an insurance blanket in case of injuries to a thin linebacking corps. With the middle-round picks, the Redskins need to be judicious in selecting players that can impact the team this season.

The Redskins have drafted fairly well the past two seasons and need to continue adding pieces that contribute sooner than later. Drafting a quarterback is the most important pick the Redskins will have made in a decade or longer, so either way the draft goes, it will be a success for the Redskins.

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