Though regarded as the heart and soul of the team, linebacker's play had fallen off. Here are a few examples.
Washington's addition of DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts to partner up with Pierre Garcon gives the team a formidable trio of receivers.
If the way the Redskins new coach used Jermaine Gresham in Cincinnati is any indication, Jordan Reed will line up in different spots, and affect the defense even when he isn't catching the ball.
Jay Gruden and Sean McVay appear to be willing to let Robert Griffin III call line protections and change plays. Mark Bullock explains how that can help.
Washington's right tackle gets a lot of flak. Instead of going on reputation alone, Mark Bullock closely examined his play.
While the Redskins are keeping the 3-4 defense, changing principles means they can cut their defensive linemen loose to let them attack.
Much has been made over the difference in the quarterback's mechanics in 2012 and 2013, so let's examine them.
The cornerback from Clemson has deficiencies he needs to work on, but he's got the potential to become a starter, which is good for a Day 3 pick.
While much is made of the running back's lack of passes caught in college, there are reasons why he's worth a draft pick, and reasons why it was only a sixth rounder.
The rookie from Stanford isn't a speed rusher, but has moves and can play the run. He could spell Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan, and play in Jim Haslett's creative nickel packages.