NFL Draft 2015: Washington Redskins Team Needs


For a look at the Washington Redskins’ team needs entering the 2015 NFL Draft, I got together with Maurice Barksdale of Riggo’s Rag. Below are my questions followed by his answers.

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  • 1. How have the team’s draft needs changed since free agency opened?

    "The Redskins loaded up on the defensive line in free agency, so that’s not as big a need any more going into the draft. They signed defensive ends Stephen Paea and Ricky Jean-Francois. And they signed nose tackle Terrance Knighton.Also, cornerback isn’t as big of a need with the signing of Chris Culliver."

    2. What would you say are the top three needs remaining?

    "1. Safety2. Offensive Line3. Outside Linebacker"

    3. Are there any prospects that have caught your eye so far?

    "For the fifth pick, DE Leonard Williams, OLB Vic Beasley, WR Kevin White and OLB Dante Fowler Jr. If the Redskins trade down, OT’s La’el Collins and Brandon Scherff, NT Danny Shelton, OLB Bud Dupree, CB Trae Waynes."

    4. What do you think would make for a successful draft for your team?

    "To take the best player available at the fifth pick and add depth at the need positions later in the draft. But I expect the Redskins to draft down in either the first or second round, so if they can get more picks they can add a lot more talent to the team moving forward."

    5. So much draft focus often goes to the first few rounds, but is there something you’d like to see your team do in the later rounds?

    "Redskins GM Scot McCloughan was recently in the Seattle Seahawks front office, so I would like to see him find some gems in the mid to late rounds like the Seahawks have done routinely over the past four to five seasons."

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