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Here is a look a five areas of need for the Redskins, and some prospects that could fill those needs in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Chris Trotman

It's the bye week, and what better time to start discussing draft picks for a struggling team than now.

I have identified five areas of need for this team, and have included five semi-realistic college prospects to possible fill those needs with our first two selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Safety:

FS/SS - Matt Elam(Florida) JR 5-11 202 projected round - mid 1st - early 2nd

FS - T.J. McDonald(USC) SR 6-2 205 projected round: mid 1st - mid 2nd

FS - Kenny Vaccaro(Texas) SR 6-1 218 projected round: late 1st - mid 2nd

FS - Tony Jefferson(Oklahoma) JR 5-11 212 projected round: 2nd

SS - Robert Lester(Alabama) SR 6-2 212 projected round: 2nd

SS/FS - Bicarri Rambo(Georgia) SR 6-0 210 projected round: mid 2nd - 3rd

Offensive Tackle:

Jake Matthews(Texas A&M) JR 6-5 305 projected round: mid 1st - early 2nd

D.J. Fluker(Alabama) JR 6-6 335 projected round: 2nd

Barrett Jones(Alabama) SR 6-4 305 projected round: 2nd

Brennan Williams(NC) SR 6-7 315 projected round: 2nd - 3rd

Oday Aboushi(Virginia) SR 6-6 310 projected round: 2nd - 3rd

Cornerback:

Xavier Rhodes(Fl St) JR 6-1 217 projected round: late 1st - early 2nd

David Amerson(NC St) JR 6-2 194 projected round: late 1st - early 2nd

Desmond Trufant(Wash) SR 6-0 186 projected round: 2nd

Terry Hawthorne(Illinois) SR 6-0 190 projected round: late 2nd - 3rd

Tyrann Mathieu(None - formally LSU) SO 5-9 175 projected round: 2nd - 4th

Wide Receiver:

Robert Woods(USC) JR 6-1 190 projected round: 2nd

DeAndre Hopkins(Clemson) JR 6-1 200 projected round: 2nd

Tavon Austin(WVU) SR 5-9 172 projected round: 2nd - 3rd

Da'Rick Rogers(Tenn Tech) JR 6-3 206 projected round: 2nd - 3rd

Denard Robinson(Michigan) SR 5-11 197 projected round: 3rd - 4(until he runs his 40)

Tight End:

Tyler Eifert(ND) JR 6-5 252 projected round: mid 1st - early 2nd

Zach Ertz(Stanford) JR 6-6 252 projected round: 2nd

Jordan Reed(Florida) JR 6-3 243 projected round: 2nd - 3rd

Dion Sims(Mich St) JR 6-5 285 projected round: 3rd