Washington Redskins: Five Offensive Draft Targets For 2009

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Washington Redskins: Five Offensive Draft Targets For 2009

With only four picks heading into the 2009 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins have more needs then chances to fill them. After starting the season 6-2, a main reason for their 2-6 finish was the slow deterioration of their whole offensive unit.
Jason Campbell, after throwing no interceptions in the first eight games, finished the season with six of them, along with just five touchdown passes in that span.
Clinton Portis had a 260 yard cushion to be the league's leading rusher at the halfway mark. However, by seasons end Portis found himself not only considerably banged up, but also 273 yards behind Adrian Peterson, and fourth in the league in rushing. The reason for his decline was not only due to injuries to him, but injuries to his offensive line—which averaged 32 years in age.
Tackles Chris Samuels, Jon Jansesn, and Stephon Heyer missed a combined 14 games. Another problem was what seems to be a monumental waste of three early draft picks last season in Devin Thomas, Fred Davis, and Malcolm Kelly, who combined for 21 receptions 165 yards and just one touchdown—on a reverse by Thomas. All that said hope for future success could arrive in the form of one of these offensive players:

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