The 2014 NFL draft is now in the books, and the Redskins wound up adding eight players - some of whom could wind up meeting long-term needs.
The good, bad and overall of all of the Redskins picks from Day 3 of the NFL Draft.
As he assessed the to-do list from his first draft as coach of the Washington Redskins - and declared it a success - Jay Gruden made two things clear: depth and competition will serve as themes leading up to the 2014 season. And, the mission of improving the special teams units also carried great importance as Washington searched for talent.
Here are my quick reactions to the Redskins first day of picks. More indepth analysis will follow this week.
Five things to know about the five players the Redskins took in the draft yesterday:
4th round CB Bashaud Breeland (Clemson) said that he models his game after that of a current Redskins corner: "D-Hall, he was one of my favorite corners growing up. I model his game. He is a very, very, very interesting player. He is really good."
It jumped out at me that the Washington Redskins only drafted two defensive players out of eight selections. The Redskins have done a good job of building an offense, one that could (potentially) be very good for a few years, especially if quarterback Robert Griffin III develops.
Best move: Trading out of the 34th pick overall and picking up another third-round choice. The Redskins did not have a first-round pick, so being able to pick up another choice among the top three rounds was a strong move.
The NFL Draft may have been over, but the procurement of college talent is still well underway. Teams began signing players who weren't drafted as soon as the 7th round ended and it will continue through when teams have their rookie tryouts as players who are signed now may be released and other UDFA's will take their place.