According to our metrics, Washington's defense was the NFL's worst in 2006, but the problems were primarily with the linemen and defensive backs. Strong-side linebacker Marcus Washington was a bright spot for the Redskins, finishing seventh in the NFL in Success Rate against the pass. Lemar Marshall was decent in the middle last year, but his spot has been taken by London Fletcher-Baker, who led Washington defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' squad when Williams coached the Bills. Fletcher-Baker is a superlative player; he led the NFL in Defeats with 40 and finished fourth in Stop Rate against the run. He's never missed a game in his nine-year career. The hope is that second-year man Rocky McIntosh will mature into a full-time starter on the weak side. If that happens, the Redskins will have a great group of starters and quality depth.
Santana Moss and the linebackers moderately praised
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20.) Santana Moss, Washington Redskins : The 5-10, 200-pound Moss is a poor man's Steve Smith. Although the 28-year-old isn't big, he can still out-muscle opposing cornerbacks for the ball. Moss had a career year in '05, catching 84 passes for 1,483 yards, then fell off last season because of the Redskins' general instability on offense. If QB Jason Campbell gets going in '07, Moss should once again be a Pro Bowl-caliber wideout.Here we are at Fox Sports with a top 15 linebackers unit:
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