The 2011 NFL draft is less than two months away and the NFL and Players Union still have not come to terms on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
That will not stop the draft.
The draft will continue no matter what happens with the CBA negotiations.
This means that each team needs to prepare for every outcome. This is one of the most important drafts in Washington Redskins history.
The Redskins made big moves last season, including the signing of Mike Shanahan to be head coach. Daniel Snyder brought in Bruce Allen as General Manager. They traded a 2011 fourth round draft pick to division rival Philadelphia Eagles for Donovan McNabb. Then they completed a trade with the New Orleans Saints to bring Jamal Brown and a fifth round pick to D.C. for a 2011 third round pick.
So now the Redskins sit without a third or fourth round pick. That makes the job even tougher for Shanahan and Allen. They both have to dig deep and find the next Tom Brady, or Terrell Davis. It has been done before and will be done again.
There is no doubt that trades will happen before and during the draft so the Redskins can acquire more picks, especially in the third and fourth rounds.
These are the players I believe that the Washington Redskins should draft in the respected rounds in the 2011 NFL draft. This is also assuming that they can trade for a third and fourth round pick in the draft.