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Top 10 NFL Draft Prospects Who Fill Washington Redskins' Biggest Need
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For Jim Haslett to remain all smiles, the Redskins will have to nab a cornerback early in the draft.

Entering free agency, it was no secret that the Washington Redskins were in dire need of a facelift for their secondary.

Aside from placing in the bottom half of the league in pass defense, Washington's back end was even carved up by Christian Ponder last season.

Nonetheless, nearly two weeks into the NFL's annual spending spree, the signing of cornerback Tracy Porter and the re-signing of Brandon Meriweather stand as the team's top moves.

Some upgrades, right?

Ask Washington general manager Bruce Allen, as Mike Jones of The Washington Post did, and the pairing of Meriweather and Phillip Thomas could solve the team's conundrum at safety.

At cornerback, though, the team is far from set.

Letting Josh Wilson walk in free agency is a start. But Washington would be naive if it thinks a combination of David Amerson, DeAngelo Hall and Porter will hold up against the likes of Tony Romo, Eli Manning and Nick Foles.

Fortunately for the Skins, a cornerback-rich draft could be the elixir to this problem.

In need of a corner that, ideally, can immediately bump Porter out of the team's nickel package, the following prospects will be ranked on how quickly they can transition to the NFL game.

At the same token, with Hall set to turn 31 during the 2014 campaign, a prospect's starting potential will also be a factor.

Considering that Washington only tallied 19 interceptions in 2013, you can add ball skills to the equation as well.

With that said, here are the top 10 NFL draft prospects who fill Washington's need at cornerback.

 

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