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2018 NFL Draft team breakdown: Washington Redskins

By Gordon McGuinness
Apr 30, 2018

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Apr 26, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; LSU running back Derrius Guice arrives on the red carpet before the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins have had a big offseason, seeing starting QB Kirk Cousins depart via free agency, and bringing in Alex Smith via trade to replace him. They followed up free agency with a strong draft, and while we didn’t love the value of a run-stuffer in Da’Ron Payne from Alabama in Round 1, they did find tremendous value as the draft went on, all the way though to Mr. Irrelevant in SMU’s Trey Quinn at wide receiver. They also added running back Derrius Guice, halting his slide in the second round, and if he finds the form he displayed in 2016, before injuries slowed him down last year, he could be a three-down steal in Washington.

Key win: Landing cornerback Greg Stroman in the seventh round could be a steal for the Redskins. He allowed just 12 catches all season for Virginia Tech.

For even more information on who the Redskins drafted and possibly some undrafted free agent players who could make the team, grab a copy of our 2018 NFL Draft Guide with expanded profiles, scouting reports, PFF signature stats and extensive details on over 300 players you cannot find anywhere else.

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