After finishing the season with a 5-11 record, the Redskins will hold the sixth overall pick in the NFL draft this spring.
Jacksonville also finished with a 5-11 record, but the Redskins had an easier strength of schedule and will select one spot ahead of the Jaguars.
This will be the Redskins’ fifth top-10 pick in the past 10 years. They last picked sixth in 2007, when they selected safety LaRon Landry.
The Indianapolis Colts finished with a 2-14 record and will have the first shot at Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, believed by many to be the draft’s likely top overall selection.
The 2-14 St. Louis Rams will pick second and will have to decide whether to stick with Sam Bradford at quarterback or choose another. Baylor’s Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy and likely will be taken high in April’s draft.
Rounding out the top five picks are the Minnesota Vikings (3-13), the Cleveland Browns (4-12) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12).