E$PN IN$IDER posted a futures power ranking list this morning that should make some Redskins fans happy. Washington has the best future over the next three years in the NFC East, and is in the playoff section of the NFL(top 12, #6 in the NFC). Below is the criteria for this list:
Scot McCloughan, Scot McCloughan, Scot McCloughan. Noticing a pattern here? The arrival of the troubled, but talented GM has immediately changed the outlook of the Redskins, and the culture of the team. McCloughan's reputation in scouting and drafting was well-known before his arrival, and his first two drafts look very promising for the future of the franchise.
The obvious big question mark for the team is still at quarterback with Kirk Cousins likely to play the 2016 season on the franchise tag without a long-term deal that would provide stability at the position. Colt McCoy has been the Redskins backup since Head Coach Jay Gruden's arrival in 2014, and signed a 3 year deal this year. The Redskins also drafted Nate Sudfeld in the 6th round, but he has a long way to go to get to backup level, let alone starting material.
ESPN's panel gives a high point, low point, and possible changes for the Redskins: