No disrespect to Madieu Williams, but his days as a starter are no more. Earlier in the season, the Redskins were often victimized on the big play in which the free safety’s prime responsibility is to eliminate that from happening.
Williams was limited athletically and would consistently lose foot races to faster receivers.
Similar to cornerback, upgrading this need in the draft is the smart thing to do. There are a lot of solid prospects who could be in the Redskins' grasp in the second or third round.
Players like D.J. Swearinger, Bacarri Rambo, T.J. McDonald and Eric Reid all could potentially be in a Redskins uniform next season.
Other than quarterback, the free safety position has been a major issue ever since the tragic passing of Sean Taylor. Chris Horton, Reed Doughty, Kareem Moore, O.J. Atogwe and Tanard Jackson have all held the position, but none of them have panned out.
Jim Haslett loves to blitz, and by doing so, it sets up the offense to potentially make a big play if protected properly. This is where a valued free safety is so vital.