The Draft is a little more than a day away, Hogs Haven has profiled over 100 prospects, and the mock draft fatigue is real. The Washington Redskins are entering the second year of the Scot McCloughan era, and the draft will play a big part in returning to the playoffs and winning the NFC East for the second year in a row. The Redskins currently hold 8 picks going into tomorrow night, but McCloughan has stated that he would love to get 12 picks.
This year's draft is loaded with defensive line talent, and the Redskins could use youth and talent there. Terrance Knighton was not re-signed, and Jason Hatcher was released, and later retired. Washington has not spent a high draft pick on the DL since Jarvis Jenkins was taken in the 2nd round in 2011, but that could change this weekend. The secondary dealt with too many injuries last year, and could be an early target, but the signing of All-Pro CB Josh Norman lowers the need.
The Redskins have been spending high picks on the offensive line in recent years, but could still use an upgrade at Center. Kory Lichtensteiger was injured last season, and could be upgraded early with a Ryan Kelly or a Nick Martin, or addressed later in the draft. Spencer Long could be the backup option to convert to center if the right player is not available at the right spot in the draft.
Washington has other areas that will be addressed this weekend like running back, wide receiver, inside linebacker, and others depending on how many picks the McCloughan can acquire.
Washington Redskins 2016 Draft Picks
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