2011 NFL Mock Draft: Washington Redskins 7-Round Predictions

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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Washington Redskins 7-Round Predictions
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The 2011 NFL draft is right around the corner, and no fanbase should be looking toward the draft more than that of the Washington Redskins

There are two reasons why fans in Washington should be looking forward to this year's draft.

First, the Redskins have eight picks for the first time in more than a decade. Second, they've only drafted one Pro Bowler in the past six years (Brian Orakpo). 

With the following picks in order, there is still little to work with: Round 1 pick 10, Round 2 pick nine, Round 5 pick 13, Round 5 pick 24, Round 6 pick 12, Round 7 pick 10, Round 7 pick 21 and Round 7 pick 50.

To make matters worse, there is a vast amount of needs across the board and both head coach Mike Shanahan and general manager Bruce Allen will look to improve a team that finished 6-10 last season.

Due to the lack of production from many positions and on both sides of the ball, this year's draft isn't going to push the Skins into the playoffs by season's end.  

For starters, there's room for improvement at almost every position and the following are the most important: defensive tackle, right tackle, quarterback, wide receiver, running back, defensive end/outside linebacker and cornerback.

This rebuilding process is going to take one of life's greatest virtues. Patience will be key for the Redskins and their fans these next couple of seasons.

But hopefully, it will all ultimately result in not just a playoff appearance, but a playoff run and an eventual Super Bowl victory.

Inside we will break down the Redskins' upcoming draft and discuss who should be selected with each pick.

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