What Are the Washington Redskins' Needs in the 2013 NFL Draft?

Aaron Nagler@Aaron_NaglerNFL National Lead WriterJanuary 10, 2013

The specter of Robert Griffin III laying motionless on the FedExField turf will haunt this franchise for the entire offseason. 

The Redskins' drafting of Kirk Cousins in the fourth round looked better and better as we watched RGIII limp through the final month of the season. No, Cousins is not RGIII. What he is is a young quarterback who is able to be inserted in at a moment's notice without the offense needing to put on training wheels. Sure, it's a different offense, but it's effective enough to win. 

Without a bunch of picks due to the trade for RGIII, the Redskins need to ensure they hit on nearly every pick this year if they want to keep augmenting the talent base on their promising team. 

Matt Miller and I rounded up a bunch of football fans, gave them hats and B/R swag, then headed over to Highland Park here in New York City and tried to figure out where the Redskins have the most pressing needs heading into the 2013 NFL Draft. 

Let us know in the comments below where you agree or disagree with our assessments and what other needs we might have missed. 

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