Washington Redskins Day 1 2014 NFL Draft Primer

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Washington Redskins Day 1 2014 NFL Draft Primer
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For the Washington Redskins, opening night of the 2014 NFL draft is going to be about sitting tight and watching the movement of prospects at two key positions.

Without a first-round pick, thanks to the trade to land Robert Griffin III in 2012, general manager Bruce Allen will value the picks he has. That means fans shouldn't count on seeing a trade into the first round.

Instead, Allen and new head coach Jay Gruden are more likely to stand pat and wait for the 34th overall pick. They'll probably hope to use it on either an offensive lineman or defensive back, although Allen has indicated team needs won't dictate picks.

Allen feels like his roster is significantly stronger than the one that finished last season 3-13. That is made obvious by a glance at the departures suffered and additions gained during free agency.

But while Allen and Gruden emerged from free agency with flying colors, the real evaluation of the post-Mike Shanahan regime will be made during and after this draft.

Here's everything to know and watch out for during Washington's first day of this year's draft.

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