Last year Mike Shanahan and his coaching staff had the privilege of coaching the South team at the Senior Bowl.
This is where Mike Shanahan found players like Alfred Morris and Josh LeRibeus.
Even though Shanahan isn’t coaching future rookies this year, the same emphasis will need to put on finding more players to fit the Redskins scheme.
At the moment, the biggest weakness on the roster is the secondary. While DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson steadily improved throughout the season, Hall’s future with the Redskins remains questionable.
Additionally, a reliable third cornerback will be needed. Richard Crawford’s contributions will be used primarily as a punt returner and Cedric Griffin isn’t the long term answer.
Also, both safety positions need significant upgrades. Reed Doughty and DeJon Gomes are best suited in reserve roles and on special teams, Brandon Meriweather is recovering from a torn ACL so there’s no guarantee he can return to his once Pro Bowl status and Madieu Williams has no business being a starting free safety anymore.
On the offensive side of the ball, there’s always more room for playmakers that could be found in the later rounds and an heir apparent to Santana Moss’s slot role, while depth on the offensive line is always a necessity.
Rather than entirely confuse you all with potential draft prospects, let’s focus on what the Redskins front office should be studying: free and strong safety, cornerback, inside linebacker (if London Fletcher retires – everyone cross their fingers), wide receiver and offensive tackle.
Below is a scouting guide for the 2013 Senior Bowl and who you should keep an eye on.