8 NFL Draft Prospects Who Will Fill Washington Redskins' Biggest Needs

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8 NFL Draft Prospects Who Will Fill Washington Redskins' Biggest Needs
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If Snyder has learned from his past mistakes, then he will look to the draft to address his team's needs.

With the NFL regular season officially over, the Washington Redskins can now put their soap opera of a season in their rearview mirror and begin looking ahead to the 2014 draft.

While Mark Maske and Mike Jones of The Washington Post reported that the Redskins have indeed fired head coach Mike Shanahan, it was a joint effort from the players and coaches that landed Washington with a 3-13 record.

Owning a defense that was ranked 20th against the pass and 17th against the rush, a bevy of blame can be placed on Washington's defense.

The Redskins have an urgent need in the secondary, at both cornerback and safety. In addition to that, with Brian Orakpo's contract uncertainty and London Fletcher announcing his retirement, linebacker is an area of concern.

Fortunately, though, Washington's needs aren't as dire on the offensive end.

The Redskins have a front-line player at each skill position—Robert Griffin III, Alfred Morris and Pierre Garcon—and are just lacking in depth at receiver and tight end.

It's the offensive line that is the lone problem spot. Washington allowed 43 sacks this season and is particularly weak at the tackle position opposite Trent Williams.

Since Washington doesn't own its first-round pick, courtesy of the Griffin trade, none of the following prospects are currently projected to go in the draft's first 20 picks.

With that said, here are eight prospects who fill the Redskins' biggest needs.

 

All draft projections are courtesy of CBSSports.com.

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