Need to Know: Five notes and quotes from the Redskins’ pre-draft presser | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 7, one day before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five notes and quotes from the Redskins’ pre-draft press conference with Bruce Allen and Scott Campbell on Tuesday: Allen on having a minicamp prior to the draft: From the personne...
What the Redskins can expect from 34 - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
We don’t know who the Redskins will draft; they don’t either. But here’s what we do know about players selected with the 34th pick i
Eyeing the draft: Ra'Shede Hageman - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
I'm taking a look at selected players leading up to the NFL draft, which begins May 8. The reports are based on watching multiple games on draftbreakd
Typically an NFL Draft is defined as either a draft loaded with top end talent, or very good depth, as rarely is a draft considered to not have either or both to offer NFL teams. Last year was probably a weaker draft overall in both top end talent and depth, but it's made up for quite nicely this year as this draft class is teaming with impact talent to go along with extremely good depth. What makes this draft even more unique is that every position is considered strong at the top. Typically in other top draft classes, you have a couple positions that are are particularly weak, but that isn't the case this time around.
Tanard Jackson released by Redskins hours after reinstatement - Washington Times
The 28-year-old did not play in a regular-season game for the Redskins, and he had not played in one since Jan. 1, 2012, when he had one tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a Week 17 road loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Allen: Redskins plan to have 25 new players on the roster | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"I think if we can do well in this draft that having 25 new players is probably going to be a realistic accomplishment," said Allen. That would be a roster composed of 47 percent new players. Is that too much change for one offseason? "No, I feel comfortable with that," Allen said. "When you change staffs in the NFL, that adds to the turnover. There’s new thoughts and new ideas and it’s a cleaner slate. Where we were at last year was based on a number of reasons. The talent that we brought in is talent that the personnel department wanted and the coaches wanted."
Allen: Redskins will take best player available in NFL Draft
"There’s no one position," Allen said when asked if one position carries a greater priority than the others. Further assessing the Redskins’ situation, Allen said, "The draft is going to be a great way to add to the team. We’ve been active in free agency, so we feel there are no gaping holes on the roster. But as we look at our team, we really look at where our roster is in 2015 and 2016 as well. It allows us the flexibility to make sure we follow the draft board that’s been set up with everyone’s communication. We’re not looking at a particular position as we address the draft."
How will Redskins' draft philosophy shift with Jay Gruden in charge? - Washington Times
Redskins director of player personnel Scott Campbell has been with the organization for 13 years, but with a hybrid coaching staff in place under new leader Jay Gruden, his philosophy changes — to a point.