For all of the measurements, statistics, interviews and analysis, the NFL draft is one huge gamble. The Washington Redskins, in their illustrious history, have managed to ignore most of the raw data and stick to the gambling.
Sadly, many of Washington's draft blunders have occurred under Daniel Snyder's ownership, making the last 15 years pretty miserable.
The best scouting department in the NFL can't hit on every pick, but it would be nice if the Redskins' draft gurus had success with even one-third of their picks. Draft day mistakes can change the course of a franchise, cost a coach and his staff their jobs or, more commonly, draw the ire of the passionate fans.
Here are some of the biggest draft day mistakes in Redskins history.