In the past several years, the Washington Redskins have had some pretty good draft picks. Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan have both panned out at linebacker, Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris made a huge impact in 2012 and Rob Jackson showed he could play with the big boys as well.
2013 will be a different story for Washington since it sold the farm to the St. Louis Rams last April to secure the second overall pick that turned into RGIII.
The pick worked out fine, but the consequence is that the Redskins are the only team in 2013 that doesn’t have a first-round pick. GM Bruce Allen will either have a once-in-a-lifetime draft where he finds two or three diamonds in the rough, or he’ll have a draft that was doomed from the start.
Whatever the outcome, Redskins fans won’t argue with RGIII’s services in exchange for a bad draft year. But there are still some very good players who will be available in Rounds 2 through 7, so Allen and the Redskins should put on their draft caps and get ready to make some big picks on days two and three.
One pick could be the difference between a Super Bowl appearance or an early playoff exit.