A crushing loss to the Minnesota Vikings is more than enough to put the rest of the season in jeopardy, so draft talk isn't so much pessimism as it is a precaution. The Washington Redskins have some needs to fill, and it doesn't feel too early to start talking about them, even with half a season left to play.
Some needs may be handled through free agency, but the bulk of them should be addressed through the draft.
The Redskins will be without a first-round pick as a result of the trade for the rights to pick Robert Griffin III in 2012, but they have at least one pick in the rest of the rounds, which should help bring in some much-needed talent.
Here's a look at the needs and 2014 draft possibilities for the Redskins.