|1.2||QB – Robert Griffin||Baylor|
|I don’t care what the Redskins had to pay to get Griffin, they made the right decision. Washington had the worst QB situation in the NFL and needed a franchise signal caller. You could argue that RGIII is in a better position to succeed than Andrew Luck.|
3.8 OG Josh LeRibeus,SMU
- Redskins needed help at Guard, but I feel there were better options out there. However, LeRibeus is very powerful and could fight for a starting job early on.
4.7 QB Kirk Cousins,Michigan St.
- Barring injury to RGIII, Cousins will most likely never play for the Redskins. Washington is hoping that he develops and they can use him as trade bait similar to Kevin Kolb. With that being said, Redskins had bigger holes to fill than a backup QB.
4.24 LB Keenan Robinson,Texas
- Robinson was a OLB at Texas but will most likely move to ILB for the Redskins in the 3-4. Washington needed depth there so this is a solid selection.
5.6 OG Adam Gettis,Iowa
- I like this pick alot. Gettis blew up the combine and will bring alot of speed to the Redskins line. He may need time to develop, but should be able to fight for a starting job in his second season.
6.3 RB Alfred Morris,Florida Atlantic
- Morris is a power runner who needs to prove to coahces he has ball security to stick around for the Redskins. Potential move to FB
6.23 OT Tom Compton,South Dakota
- I like this Compton pick. He has starter potential and would work well in the Zone blocking scheme. Solid pick.
7.6 CB Richard Crawford,SMU
- Longshot to make the team. More of a PFA type
7.11 CB Jordan Bernstine,CB Iowa
- Could stick around Special teams, but most likely will land on the Practice Squad
Overall Draft Grade
|QB||Re-signed Rex Grossman|
|CB||Signed Cedric Griffin; Sign Leigh Torrance|
|WR||Sign WR Pierre Garcon; Sign WR Josh Morgan|
|ILB||Re-signed London Fletcher|
|OG||Re-Signed Kory Lichtenstieger|
(Other Potential Needs: DE,NT,TE)
The Redskins are in desperate need for a franchise QB. Rex Grossman and John Beck are nothing more than serviceable backups at this point. Whoever the new QB is, he will need top end #1 WR, rather that’s through the draft or via Free Agency. On Defense, the Redskins have done an excellent job in finding tow top end pas rushers, now they must continue to build around them. Most importantly at CB where DeAngelo Hall is overrated and overpaid, and Josh Wilson is just an average CB.
- Re-Signed C Will Montgomery
- Re-Signed K Graham Gano
- Released S OJ Atogwe
- Released FB Mike Sellers
- Re-signed DE Adam Carriker
- Signed S Brandon Merriweather
- Sign OT James Lee
- Re-sign Kedric Golston
- Signed S Tanard Jackson
- Signed OLB Bryan Kehl
- Signed K Neil Rackers
2012 Free Agents
|1.16||DE-Ryan Kerrigan||Impressed at OLB, registered 7.5 sacks (16/16)|
|2.41||DE-Jarvis Jenkins||Impressive before he tore his ACL in camp. Could have a big ’12 (0/0)|
|3.79||WR-Leonard Hankerson||Showed some flashes of being good, but suffered hip injury early (4/2)|
|4.105||RB-Roy Helu||Played very well when give chance, slowed down late due to injures (15/5)|
|5.146||S-DeJon Gomes||Earned PT, still has alot of facets of his game to work on (15/5)|
|5.155||WR-Niles Paul||Great on ST, but offers little as a WR (13/2)|
|6.177||RB-Evan Royster||Was on practice squad most of 2011, but finished off strong when given opportunity (6/2)|
|6.178||WR-Aldrick Robinson||Quick WR who was last in the shuffle (0/0)|
|7.213||CB-Brandyn Thompson||Was a solid ST after spending most of the season on the practice squad (6/0)|
|7.217||OG-Maurice Hurt||Forced to play LG because of injuries and surprised coaches with solid play (8/8)|
|7.224||DE-Markus White||Saw only limited action as he makes adjustment to LB (2/0)|
|7.253||Nt-Chris Neild||Was a solid backup and a great rotational guy (16/0)|