The 2015 off-season saw quite a few new additions to the Washington Redskins both via free agency and the draft. Not only did the Redskins improve talent at positions that were in desperate need of an overhaul, they also got younger, and added quality depth throughout the roster.
Picking the most valuable of these new additions after the 2015 season is over would be an easy task. Predicting who our most important addition PRIOR to the start of the season is much more difficult.
Below are some players who could take home the title of best off-season addition.
Terrance Knighton - Fans have been complaining for years that we lacked a true nose tackle capable of operating in our 3-4 base defense. Well, complain no more. We may have just added one of the top three players at the position in the NFL. Knighton comes on a one year prove-it contract, and if he does just that, he may be in line for a nice extension.
Brandon Scherff - It's very difficult to predict rookie offensive linemen to the NFL, as many experience significant growing pains in their first season, but if Scherff can live up to even half of his billing, we should be in for a major upgrade at right tackle - something we have needed for years.
Chris Culliver - It's no secret that the Redskins secondary was a hot mess in 2014. Upgrades were needed at just about every position. The addition of Culluver gives the Redskins secondary a legit stud corner with size, speed, ball skills, and youth. He should step on the field week one and easily be our best corner.
Stephen Paea - Paea was a disruptive force for the Bears last season on the defensive line. I was shocked they let the young defensive tackle leave in free agency, but one man's loss is another man's gain. The Redskins got themselves an every-down defensive tackle who should thrive in Barry's new one-gap system.
Jamison Crowder - This choice may not be as clear-cut as the others, but make no mistake, Crowder could have a huge impact on the special teams, if the rookie can claim the kick and punt return duties, and make our not-so-special special teams special again. I also wouldn't be surprised if he's taking meaningful offensive snaps away from Roberts as a slot receiver.
Dashon Goldson - Goldson will be 31 in September, and is coming off two sup-par years in Tampa, but considering the horrible play we have gotten at the safety position over the last five years, it won't take much to improve the unit. Average play from Goldson could result in a major turnaround for this defense.
Who do you believe was the most important addition to the Redskins this offseason(no coaches of front office personnel - only players please). Fight for your guy in the comments section!