This is like picking the NCAA basketball tournament. Most teams are very easy to pick -- going out on a limb and projecting Robert Griffin III on the roster, barring conflicting statements of course. And there are few things I dislike more than picking the final 53.
Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 31, nine days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field.
A look at what players are deserving of a spot on the Redskins practice squad this year.
The Washington Redskins must trim their roster to 53 players by Saturday's league-wide deadline. There could be a few surprises in store, as is often the case, but here's a position-by-position look at how things seem to be shaping up:
So, as some suspected, the "concerns" of Dr. James Andrews that Mike Shanahan referred to last night may not be not medical but had more to do with football strategy and, perhaps, the need for Griffin to do a better job of protecting himself when he runs the ball or scrambles.
"Alfred Morris-love this young man. Rookie last year ran for over 1,600 yards. I think his key this year will be the health of RGIII. If RGIII is healthy, I think he can go ahead and surpass what he did last year or be about that 1,600-yard season rushing total. But he has strong lower body strength, never gets tackled by that first guy. Just love that guy-No. 4 on my list."
A list of the all-time NFL greats who played for the Crimson Tide in college. See what one time former Redskin made the list, it might not be who you think.