The Redskins will begin their draft in the second round, at no.51 overall. The Redskins also will pick 85th (third round), 119th (fourth), 154th (fifth), 162nd (fifth), 191st (sixth) and 228th (seventh).
The Redskins' 2012 draft was remarkable as they drafted two of the NFL's best rookies in RG3 and Alfred Morris and a future starter in Josh LeRibeus. The Redskins must have another great draft to repeat as NFC East champs.
The positions that the Redskins need the most help at are cornerback, safety, offensive tackle, and outside linebacker.
The O-line played brilliantly this past season, but needs to add depth as Washington focuses on protecting Robert Griffin III (or Kirk Cousins) as a top priority. The secondary is one of the worst in the league, ranking 30th in pass defense. The Redskins may need a complete overhaul there if they plan on contending this pass-heavy NFL.
Because of the cap penalties, the Redskins have been very quiet this offseason. Actually, quiet is an understatement. The Redskins have been almost mute. The Redskins did sign cornerback E.J. Biggers, who started 12 games last season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Whether he will start or provide depth is yet unknown but he is very familiar with defensive backs coach Raheem Morris who was the Buccaneers' head coach when they drafted Biggers in 2009.
The Redskins also added offensive line depth by signing tackle Jeremy Trueblood, who started 84 games during his seventh seasons with Tampa Bay. He is a player who will fight to start at the right tackle position. The Redskins also seem poised to re-sign tight end Fred Davis which will give RG3 another option he didn't get to utilize for much of the season.
The Redskins will likely focus on the pass defense first in the draft and look to add offensive line and linebacker depth later.