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The problem of being a quarterback taken with the second draft pick is that you are going to a weak team.
The Redskins have not had a winning record since 2007 and have won a total of 15 games the last three seasons.
RG3 is going to a team that has no other legit offensive threats.
Roy Helu is entering his second season and only started a few games his rookie season. He had a few solid performances, however he has never been a starter for an entire season. Mike Shanahan also uses a bunch of different running backs so you will never know who will be in the backfield. Last season Helu, Tim Hightower and Evan Royster all got their share of carries.
The Redskins also do not have a stud wide receiver that RG3 can throw to often.
Last season, we saw Cam Newton absolutely dominate. A lot of this had to do with having a proven All-Pro receiver in Steve Smith.
RG3 is going to be throwing to the weakest receiving group in the NFC East including, Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss and Fred Davis. Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin are all better than any of the Redskins receivers. The Redskins receivers are not bad, however I don’t see any secondaries being that afraid of them.
The Redskins gave Garcon over $40 million to be their No. 1 receiver, but he has never even had over 1,000 receiving yards in a season. Moss has been consistent throughout his career, however he is getting old and is on the decline.
RG3 is also going to be behind a weak offensive line. Now I know he has speed and can use the bootleg more. However, a quarterback can only use his legs so much.
Besides Trent Williams, the Redskins have an average line at best. RG3 will be dealing with a lot of pressure, which is very tough for a rookie quarterback to deal with.
The NFC East has some of the best pass-rushers in the NFL including DeMarcus Ware, Jason Pierre-Paul and Jason Babin. Defensive studs like these guys are going to be on RG3 like white on rice.