Without a first round pick, the Washington Redskins are not going to have a “sexy” draft this April; however, the success on their future selections remains just as vital to the franchise moving forward.
Since Mike Shanahan took over the reins at Redskins Park, he has selected players from all rounds that have been contributors to the NFC East champion.
Alfred Morris (sixth round), Niles Paul (fifth round), Evan Royster (sixth round) Jarvis Jenkins (second round), Perry Riley (fourth round) and Richard Crawford (seventh round) just to name a few.
Right now the Redskins are on the right track. They’ve drafted well, their free agent acquisitions have panned out for the most part and they’ve gotten rid of some hefty contracts along the way.
What the front office needs to do now is make the smart decisions. They’ve already gambled with Robert Griffin III and overpaid for Pierre Garcon. With a limited salary cap and without a first round pick, the Redskins need to focus on finishing the puzzle.
Below is an updated seven selection mock draft.