While the team's 30th-ranked scoring defense last season gets most of the attention, Washington's dismal 3-13 record falls at the feet—or knee, rather—of Robert Griffin III.
Lacking the mobility he had in his rookie campaign, Griffin was forced into becoming more of a pocket passer in 2013.
Playing behind a mediocre line, the results weren't pretty. Almost across the board, Griffin's passing numbers decreased in his sophomore season.
While a return to health should aid Griffin in his development as a passer, Washington would be wise to upgrade the unit it has protecting its franchise quarterback.
After addressing the interior of the offensive line in free agency, the Skins should look to the draft to find an alternative to right tackle Tyler Polumbus.
Compared to former first-round pick D.J. Fluker by Rob Rang of CBSSports.com, Cyrus Kouandjio is a good prospect to start with.
Highly touted coming out of high school, Kouandjio held his own against vaunted SEC defenses in his career at Alabama.
An athletic specimen, technique and durability are all that stand between Kouandjio and a long career as an NFL starter.