Most draft pundits will agree; the Redskins hit a home run in the 2017 NFL Draft. They filled almost all of their needs while also generating tremendous value when they selected.
NFL.com draft analyst Chad Reuter gave his quick-snap grades for all 32 teams. You can read all of his team grades Here. He gave the Redskins a B+ overall. Here is what he had to say about our draft:
Draft picks: Jonathan Allen (No. 17 overall), Ryan Anderson (No. 49 overall), Fabian Moreau (No. 81 overall), Samaje Perine (No. 114 overall), Montae Nicholson (No. 123 overall), Jeremy Sprinkle (No. 154 overall), Chase Roullier (No. 199 overall), Robert Davis (No. 209 overall), Josh Harvey-Clemons (No. 230 overall), Joshua Holsey (No. 235 overall)
Day 1 grade: A
Day 2 grade: A
Day 3 grade: B
Overall grade: B+
The skinny: Allen's shoulders might be an issue six or seven years from now, but the Redskins needed a big-time talent up front right now. Excellent value. The Redskins went back-to-back 'Bama defenders in the first and second, picking up Ryan Anderson in the second. While he's not the most athletic linebacker in the class, Anderson is all hustle and plenty quick enough to corral ball carriers outside. Good pick. Next, they took a value pick in the mid-third with Fabian Moreau, a cornerback who was injured at his pro day but has starter traits.
Washington did well building off former GM Scot McCloughan's draft board. It was a fitting fourth-round pick when they got a thick, short-area quickness power back like Perine, given that RB Matt Jones is on the trade block. Don't sleep on sixth-round, large-framed receiver Robert Davis. They didn't pick a quarterback, though, when Nathan Peterman and others were available -- which could cause issues if Kirk Cousins leaves.
Now, I think Reuter was being a bit "kind" with some of his team grades, as you can see in his article, but non-the-less, he gives the Redskins some pretty high praise, especially with our first four selections.
Here are his grades for our division rivals:
How did Chad Reuter do grading our draft?