The Redskins currently hold the second pick of the second round, and it remains to be seen what they do with that 34th overall selection. But here’s a look back at how Washington has fared in the second round over the last 10 years.
As a word of caution, the results as a whole have not been pretty, but there have been a few bright spots.
2013 – CB David Amerson (51st)
Amerson appeared in 16 games last season while serving as the third cornerback. Amerson recorded 48 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble as a rookie. A year later, coaches have him slotted to start opposite DeAngelo Hall.
2012 – Traded to St. Louis as part of the deal for Robert Griffin III
2011 – DE Jarvis Jenkins (41st overall)
Jenkins had mixed results thus far. After missing rookie season with a torn ACL, Jenkins started 14 of 16 games in 2012, recording 25 tackles. Last season he remained teh starter at left in, but struggled with consistency, recording 22 tackles and no sacks.
2010 – Traded to Philadelphia for Donovan McNabb
McNabb lasted just one season in D.C. and was benched once early in the season and again with three games left in the year before getting traded to Minnesota the following offseason.
2009 – Traded to Miami for Jason Taylor
The Taylor experiment did not work out well. He played in 13 games, starting eight, and managed just 3.5 sacks after three straight double-digit sack seasons in Miami.
2008 – WR Devin Thomas (34th), TE Fred Davis (48th), WR Malcolm Kelly (51st)
Redskins fans will remember this as the most embarrassing collection of draft picks in team history. Thomas recorded just 40 passes in a little less than three full seasons with the Redskins. Davis showed Pro Bowl potential but couldn’t get out of his own way as a drug suspension derailed his career year in 2011. He then battled injury in 2012 and fell out of favor with coaches in 2013. He does not currently have a team and is suspended for the first four games of next season. Kelly, whom Washington drafted despite the fact that their medical staff red-flagged him prior to the draft, could never beat the injury bug. He played only 21 games in two seasons, mustering just 28 catches for 365 yards and no touchdowns.
2007 – Traded to NY Jets in 2006 for 35th overall pick (McIntosh)
2006 – LB Rocky McIntosh (35th overall)
McIntosh served as a productive player for Washington, playing initially as an outside linebacker and then moving to inside linebacker in the 3-4 scheme. He recorded 69 tackles and three interceptions in 92 games over six seasons for Washington. Perry Riley wound up unseating him as a starter midway through the 2011 campaign.
2005 – Traded to New Orleans for 2004 third- and fifth-rounder
The Redskins used that third-round pick to draft Chris Cooley, and the fifth-rounder was used on an offensive lineman Mark Wilson, who appeared in only two games.
2004 – Traded to Denver with Champ Bailey for Clinton Portis
Portis held up his end of the bargain, concluding his career as the second-leading rusher in Redskins history. He is one of the 80 Greatest Redskins.
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