Recently, Washington Redskins Coach Jay Gruden remarked that through free agency, the team had improved its depth enough that it could line up and play a game with the current roster. When you envision Washington’s new depth chart, that’s probably true. In addition to the splashy additions at wide receiver, the Redskins added players who could start or back up along the offensive line, at inside linebacker and in the secondary. They’re more guarded than they were against injury, and at their weakest positions, there tends to be more than one option, should their first choice pan out.
Even if the coach feels comfortable with the roster as-is, Washington still gets its six draft picks — the second pick in Rounds 2 through 7. The first is at No. 34, and as long as the Redskins don’t feel like they need to land a Week 1 starter, they can select the player highest on their board when their pick comes. But there are areas where the starters are old and future starters could be added (I’ll be vague so as not to influence your vote), and other areas where an injury to a key starter could press an untested player into action. Adding second- and third-round talent at positions like those can’t hurt.
Where do you see Washington going with its first selection, whether they stay put at No. 34 or move up or down?
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