The Redskins have seven picks in April’s Draft, but they should highly consider trading back (maybe even multiple times) to stockpile picks in one of the deepest drafts in recent memory. The following lists are guys the Redskins could consider who reasonably could be on the board from the 3rd round on. These are guys who I would feel comfortable drafting for the Redskins in the appropriate round range. Obviously the list would thin out as the draft wore on, but remember this isn’t an all inclusive list so there would be other names who will be drafted pushing down some of these players. Also while it is likely that a few of these guys will go before the 3rd round, it will push down an even higher rated prospect.
-Quarterback is not a major need position, but the Redskins could consider a guy in the 6th or 7th round if they start getting some extra selections. This would be a guy that they would ideally stash on the practice squad this year with the hope that next year he could be the 3rd quarterback.
-It’s all but guaranteed that the Redskins will draft a running back at some point in this draft. Though given their other needs and Mike Shanahan’s track record the pick won’t come before the 4th round, so this list is just 4th round or later backs. Though speed may be the more likely back, don’t be surprised if Shanahan falls in love with a bigger back as well.
-Fullback isn’t a priority, but the Redskins could get creative with some extra picks. All three guys listed have versatility (Line and Pryor as short yardage backs, Juszcyk as a tight end), who could be intriguing guys to incorporate into the Redskins system. Also Young is a restricted FA this year so going forward this could quickly become a much bigger need if he isn’t re-signed long term.
-With only one tight end under contract, and the fact that he’s more of a special teamer than anything else, this could be a priority position. Logan Paulsen is a restricted free agent so he’s likely back, but he may not be a guy who the Redskins look to long term. At some point this position should be addressed.
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-This is one of the Redskins bigger needs as currently only Trent Williams, Tom Compton and Maurice Hurt are tackles that are on the roster. Outside of Williams, they have collectively one game at tackle in the NFL. Note some of these guys could be looked at as guards as well.
-The Redskins drafted two guards last year, but there are a lot of question marks about what they can bring to the table. With the LG starting job wide open this year the Redskins could decide chose a higher upside player, or at least bring in some additional depth.
-Center isn’t a pressing need, but many of these guys could get a look at guard as well. Also there is very little experience at center to back-up Will Montgomery if Kory Lichtensteiger is to move on.
-This isn’t a pressing need in 2013 given how deep the Skins are, and how little they threw the ball last year. In 2014 though they are pretty thin at the position, and could look to add to the depth of the position to get ready for 2014. It’s not likely a 3rd or 4th round priority, but if some extra picks come into play that could change.