The Washington Redskins have been incredibly quiet during free agency, which makes some people sad and some people happy. They have concentrated on signing their own free agents, but the salary cap penalty has claimed victims nonetheless.
No one blames Lorenzo Alexander for leaving. He's finally at a place where he can be offered starter money, so he took it. If the Redskins were close with their offer, he would have stayed, but they just don't have money to spare.
This means that the draft remains the focus of the front office, and rightly so. Since his arrival, Mike Shanahan has made a conscious effort to reduce both the age and wage of the roster. This culminated in the team claiming the NFC East and a home playoff game for the first time in a decade.
On to the draft, then.
In a previous article, I put together a mock that drew influence from the Senior Bowl, incorporating those performances into the final selection. Since then, there has just been the combine and a whole lot of time to go over the draft again, which leads us to the mock that sits in front of you now.
Following my revised picks, I've noted who my previous selection was, and the reasons for changing my mind.