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Washington Redskins 2011 Draft Picks: Analyzing Results and Expectations

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Washington Redskins 2011 Draft Picks: Analyzing Results and Expectations
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For the first time since 1995, the Washington Redskins had at least one selection in all seven rounds of last weekend’s NFL Draft. To put that in Redskins time: we haven’t seen this deep of a draft for Washington since they started Gus Frerotte, since Terry Allen ran for 1,300 yards, since Michael Westbrook was a rookie, since Ken Harvey recorded 7.5 sacks and pawed in two fumble recoveries, since Eddie Murray was still kicking field goals, since….well, you get the idea.

After the Redskins executed their first trade of the draft on the first night within the top-10 picks, I knew Shanahan and the front office had a strategy in place that would make sense, fill needs and satisfy the fan base — something that Redskins supporters really aren’t familiar with.

Now that the draft is over and the lockout has returned, we have plenty of time to analyze the 2011 Washington Redskins Draft Class. And from all assumptions and predictions, I’d say it’s going to be a pretty solid one.

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