The Redskins keep on rolling and have a legitimate shot at an NFC East crown for the first time since 1999. If they beat the Cowboys next week, not only will they make the playoffs but they'll wind up with a home game against a wild-card team like Seattle, Chicago, Minnesota or New York—all winnable games.
While all the headlines go to Robert Griffin III (and deservedly so), one of the more intriguing stories is how Jim Haslett and the Redskins have kept one of the worst defenses in history statistically playing so well through so many games.
The Redskins have huge question marks at free safety and cornerback as well as the uncertainty at the right tackle position. If they can fix those problems through the draft and free agency, this team could take the next step and become a true juggernaut.
I see the draft playing a huge part in rebuilding the 'Skins defense, with most picks going toward the secondary. But knowing Mike Shanahan, that could be completely wrong.
As we all know, Washington traded next year's first-round pick to St. Louis in the RGIII trade, so really this is more like a six-round mock draft. Knowing Shanahan and Bruce Allen, there's sure to be some wheeling and dealing to grab some more picks in the later rounds, but here's a projection based on what they have as of today.