With the 2011 Draft officially in the books, there are still many questions surrounding the Redskins (see: McNabb, Donovan; Haynesworth, Albert); however, there were a lot of picks that could prove to be productive starters for this team.
Washington came out of the draft with four players that could potentially start this upcoming season. That would be huge for a team that came away from the 2010 Draft with only one, excluding undrafted free agents.
Mike Shanahan, faults aside, did a good job with the draft in my opinion. He brought a culture change to a team that desperately needed it. The Redskins were able to avoid the big names (see: Gabbert, Blaine) and focus on improving their 3-4 defense.
Their first-round pick, DE/OLB Ryan Kerrigan, appears to be a player who won't quit on a play and works an entire 60 minutes: what a change compared to some players on our roster.
Depending on how Washington handles free agency, they have a chance to shoot back into the league's Top 10 defenses. Call me crazy, but I think it's true. The Redskins' offense has some major problems however.
The running back, wide receiver, and tight end positions appear to have some young talent that could blossom nicely. The quarterback and offensive line however, are major causes for concern.
With fans unsure as to when or how free agency will take place, let's take a look at the 2011 Washington Redskins in their current form.