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With 32 starts, seven interceptions and two touchdowns in his past two seasons, it's safe to say 25-year-old cornerback Alterraun Verner is going to enjoy his next contract in the upcoming months.
There's an argument to be made about the Redskins secondary struggling mightily due to lack of a pass rush, and that would certainly be fair. But the secondary as a unit is thin, and aside from DeAngelo Hall, there's not a defensive back in Washington that can be trusted.
Assuming Verner will attract top-dollar on the open market, the Redskins could elect to spend money addressing the front seven before investing in the back half, planning to rely more on 2013 second-round pick David Amerson in his second season.
One thing to keep in mind, however, is that the Redskins' wallet is fat this year and they'll have the money to spend on a top-corner if they so choose.
Verner would not only upgrade a unit, but also excite fans, while hopefully establishing a bedrock piece in what's sure to be an overhauled defense.