Washington Redskins Draft Stock Watch: 8 Players Rising and Falling

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Washington Redskins Draft Stock Watch: 8 Players Rising and Falling
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Good luck trying to get a read on Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen's plans for the NFL draft. Similar to free agency, he's not showing his hand.

When it was assumed Washington would make a huge splash by landing prized free-agent cornerback Aqib Talib, Allen called an audible and signed Tracy Porter—a small ripple.

Were you one of the many who thought Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd had an excellent chance at being a Redskin? Too expensive. Try one more year of Brandon Meriweather instead.

Perhaps it's still early, but all has been quiet at Redskins Park regarding which draft prospects the organization has met with or is planning to meet with. It doesn't take a scout, however, to know which positions Washington will be focused on come May.

The offensive line is still light at guard and right tackle. Safety is razor thin. A tall, playmaking wide receiver would be a nice addition to the existing corps. And no matter how you view the makeshift situation at inside linebacker, the shadow of London Fletcher still looms large.

So who's up and who's down on the Redskins draft board? Only Allen knows. He's playing this offseason like a savvy poker player—dark shades on and a burgundy and gold hat pulled down tight. Let's try to figure out which draft cards he may be holding.

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