There's no question the Redskins need to address the secondary in the coming weeks. They can afford to spend three or four picks on the back of the defensive.
But what position do they draft first?
The Redskins were held tight in free agency, with their biggest splash coming by way of cornerback E.J. Biggers. And while the visit from veteran Antoine Winfield last week is good news, there's still no deal done.
As of right now, the Redskins only have one legitimate starting corner in Josh Wilson.
On the other hand, safety Brandon Meriweather is assumed to make a full recovery after tearing his ACL last year during an injury-filled first season in Washington. He restructured his contract this offseason.
After Meriweather, the Redskins are left with guys like Reed Doughty, DeJon Gomes and Jordan Bernstine.
Coverage will improve by way of an effective pass rush. A quality safety can help too. But what the Redskins ultimately need to think about when they turn in their first draft selection at No. 51 is what position holds more value at that point in the draft. This class has plenty of talent at both safety and corner.
Taking the best player available amongst secondary positions is the best move.
Here are two of my favorites: Jonathan Cyprien (although it'd be a miracle for the Skins if he fell to No. 51) and Darius Slay.