Matt Maiocco at CSNBayArea has assessed each NFL team’s draft performance over the last five years and the Washington Redskins have not done well.
In fact, according to their rankings, only the Buffalo Bills have done a poorer job of picking college players over the last five years than the Redskins.
And the worst pick by the Redskins? Put the bull’s-eye on Vinny Cerrato’s 2008 draft, when the team ended up with Devin Thomas, Fred Davis, Malcolm Kelly, Chad Rinehart, Justin Tryon, Durant Brooks, Kareem Moore, Colt Brennan, Rob Jackson and Chris Horton, and you’ll wind up with Devin Thomas.
31. WASHINGTON REDSKINS
Number of picks: 33
Still on team: 16
Best pick: DE Brian Orakpo, 2009
Worst pick: WR Devin Thomas, 2008
Overall: The Redskins have compiled one winning season during this time, yet fewer than 50 percent of their draft picks remain on the roster. Brian Orakpo, the 13th pick in 2009, has 19.5 sacks in two seasons and is clearly the best selection during this period. Safety LaRon Landry, No. 6 in 2007, has not lived up to his lofty draft status with four interceptions in four seasons. The Redskins picked receivers Thomas and Malcolm Kelly in the second round of ’08, with zero results to show for it. Tackle Trent Williams had a rough rookie season, but it's much too early to write him off.
(In case you’re wondering, the best team at drafting over the last five years...the Green Bay Packers.)