Here are all the picks made by Washington:
Round 2, Pick No. 47: Trent Murphy, OLB/DE, Stanford
Round 3, Pick No. 66: Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
Round 3, Pick No. 78: Spencer Long, G, Nebraska
Round 4, Pick No. 102: Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson
Round 5, Pick No. 142: Ryan Grant, WR, Tulane
Round 6, Pick No. 186: Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor
Round 7, Pick No. 217: Ted Bolser, TE, Indiana
Round 7, Pick No. 228: Zach Hocker, K, Arkansas
Washington scored big by landing Trent Murphy with its first pick. The selection was made possible by Allen's first trade of the day.
He put aside rivalry with arch NFC East foe the Dallas Cowboys to swap second-round picks and also gain a third-rounder, per Redskins.com writer Stephen Czarda.
Taking Murphy answered a pressing—if unpopular—need. The defense needed another quality pass-rusher after notching just 36 sacks in 2013.
Murphy is a great fit, having led collegiate football with 15 sacks last season. He also comes from a Stanford defense based on a similar hybrid 3-4 scheme to the one Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett runs.
On a team level, drafting Murphy gives Allen leverage in future negotiations with Brian Orakpo. The 10-sack outside 'backer received the franchise tag this offseason, but he will soon want a lucrative, long-term deal.
The third round began in the best possible way as Washington snared hulking O-lineman Morgan Moses. The team was keen on Moses prior to the draft, according to DraftInsider.net reporter Tony Pauline and ESPN.com writer John Keim.
Moses will add tremendous size to the front five at 6'6" and 314 pounds. He is more physically dominant than current right tackle Tyler Polumbus and should slot in straight away.
Improving the protection around quarterback Robert Griffin III should always be a priority, considering the investment in the young passer. Selecting Moses honors that commitment to Griffin.
The next selection is where things began to get a little questionable. Allen used the pick he earned from the Cowboys to take Spencer Long, a brittle and unheralded guard during his days at Nebraska.
The problem, as with many of the picks Washington would make from this point, was that there were better prospects at the position still available.
For instance, Gabe Jackson was taken just three picks later. He would've added even more mass up front.
Long filled a need, particularly in terms of depth, a recurring theme for Washington in this draft. But while the 6'5", 320-pounder should challenge right guard Chris Chester, it feels like the Redskins could have done more with their bonus pick.
That same theme was repeated in Round 4 when Washington selected cornerback Bashaud Breeland. Again, a need was answered, namely adding another tall, physical cornerback to the rotation.
But it was also true that Allen left more highly touted cornerbacks on the board. Aaron Colvin, Keith McGill, Walt Aikens and Pierre Desir were all picked after Breeland.
After Round 4, Gruden's voice obviously echoed loudest in Washington's war room. The next three picks were on offense, the first two of which were particularly intriguing.
Diminutive, possession-based wide receiver Ryan Grant and pint-sized speedy rusher Lache Seastrunk could prove to be steals. But Grant wasn't a pressing need, and Seastrunk isn't much of a receiver out of the backfield, something Gruden clearly wanted, according to a tweet by radio host Chris Russell (via Josh Hill of Fansided.
Allen had made another trade in Round 6, swapping picks with the Tennessee Titans and earning an extra seventh-round choice, per the team's official Twitter account.
The two final-round choices were tight end Ted Bolser and kicker Zach Hocker. Bolser satisfied the need for another tight end to back up burgeoning young star Jordan Reed, but again the choice of prospect was underwhelming.
Hocker might improve the kicking game, but using a pick earned in trade on a kicker produced a hollow ending to this draft.
In many ways, the seventh round symbolized the regime's clear objectives in this draft. Allen and Gruden clearly prioritized adding depth and improving special teams, over targeting impact prospects.
Washington Post reporter Mike Jones made that clear after the team's work on Day 3:
As he assessed the to-do list from his first draft as coach of the Washington Redskins — and declared it a success — Jay Gruden made two things clear: depth and competition will serve as themes leading up to the 2014 season. And, the mission of improving the special teams units also carried great importance as Washington searched for talent.
While that is certainly not the most glamorous draft strategy, it could be necessary work for a team that finished 3-13 last season. The roster was wafer-thin behind core starters at vital positions in 2013, while the special teams was a year-long ode to calamity and self-destruction.
If they did nothing else during this draft, Allen and Gruden at least impressed upon fans how committed they are to building a deep roster, loaded at every area, not just the star positions.