Before you start laughing at this selection, think about this for a moment.
The Redskins had a top 10 defense last season. Washington surrendered only 319.7 yards per game. With Brian Orakpo another year older and wiser and the rest of the unit intact, expect even more improvement from the 'Skins in 2010.
In addition, Washington added one of the greatest football minds in the history of the game when Mike Shanahan was hired.
The two biggest problems on offense from last season have been solved - quarterback and offensive tackle.
Owner Daniel Snyder finally realized that Jason Campbell does not fit the west coast system and sent him packing to Oakland on draft day. In his place came the biggest surprise move of free agency: the Eagles traded within their own division, sending Donovan McNabb to Washington.
McNabb immediately makes the Redskins legit, he may not have of won the big one, but there's no denying his success in Philadelphia.
With a solid, young receiving corps and a three-headed backfield of Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson, and Willie Parker, McNabb has all the weapons he needs to turn Washington's fortunes around.
With Chris Samuels' early retirement, the Redskins needed help at left tackle in a bad way. They got it through the draft when coach Shanahan selected Trent Williams from Oklahoma with the sixth pick. Williams was in the same zone blocking system at Oklahoma that Shanahan has run since his Denver days with Alex Gibbs.
He will start right away and be a huge presence for the Washington offense. The Redskins play in the toughest division in the game, but don't be surprised if they make a playoff push this season.