Reviewing the Washington Redskins' 5 Biggest Scouting Combine Takeaways

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Reviewing the Washington Redskins' 5 Biggest Scouting Combine Takeaways
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John Cyprien withdrew from some drills, but it's unlikely to hurt his draft stock.

How much emphasis do teams place on the NFL combine? That’s an essential question that gets asked every year. For the Washington Redskins in 2013, it’s not going to carry the same importance as last year, when they were searching for a quarterback.

Mike Shanahan has been in the business too long to be swept away by media hype in the wake of a strong 40-yard dash, or a couple of extra reps on the bench press.

These aren’t things that will sway his decision to draft a player—instead, he will be sitting on hours of film study and recommendations from his coaching staff, along with personal interviews with players at the combine, pro days and individual visits.

Nevertheless, with the draft deep at the Redskins’ positions of need, the combine still carries some weight, and there were some results that could cause a number of players to rise up the board when the draft rolls around.

Here are five things that emerged as a result of this year’s combine.

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