Considering that many of the team's core pieces participated both in last season's debacle and in 2012's surprise playoff run, one question looms.
Which season was the real baseline of Washington's talent level?
Judging from the moves the team's made this offseason, the answer probably lies somewhere in the middle.
Washington retained 15 starters from last season's squad. At the same time, the team divvied out new contracts to marquee free agents Jason Hatcher and DeSean Jackson.
With the offseason coming to a halt, now is the time to diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of Washington's roster.
Will the team's defense again put pressure of Robert Griffin III to win shootouts? Or will Hatcher's pairing with Brian Orakpo give opposing quarterbacks nightmares?
Let's find out by taking a glimpse at Washington's positional units.
Using their 2013 performance as the baseline, these groups will be ranked on the impact, both positive and negative, each will have on the upcoming 2014 season.
With that said, here are the rankings of the Redskins' positional units.