Sunday, May 12, 2013

2013 NFL Draft Team Grades: Washington Redskins

Second Round: David Amerson, CB/S, N.C. State

Amerson has tons of ability, but had an off season. He was a top 10 prospect before the 2012 season. I mocked Amerson to then in round two for months, so I wasn't surprised at all to see this pick. Amerson has tons of upside, and can play effectively at corner or safety; both positions of need in Washington. Some might call this a reach, but I like this pick.


Third Round: Jordan Reed, TE, Florida

This is a bit early for Reed, but that isn't my biggest problem with this pick. Washington has so many other needs on both sides of the ball, that taking a tight end here is just foolish. The secondary is a mess, and the offensive line needs some work. It's nice to have another solid tight end on the roster, but Washington needed to get a starter out of this pick, not a backup.


Fourth Round: Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State

After an awful third round pick, Washington makes a great pick to start off day three. Thomas could have gone as early as the end of round two, so getting him towards the end of round three is a steal. Thomas can play both safety positions, and will probably find himself starting sooner than later.


Fifth Round: Chris Thompson, RB, Florida State / Brandon Jenkins, DE/OLB, Florida State

Why did Washington need another running back? Knowing Shanahan, he'll probably end up starting at some point. Who knows. It's impossible to grade his running back selections. Jenkins, on the other hand, is a decent pick. He'll be a solid insurance policy behind Orakpo and Kerrigan.


Sixth Round: Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia

Rambo is definitely a day two talent, but I'm also not surprised he fell this far because of character concerns. He's a punk and every teams' from office knew that going into draft day. If the Redskins can control him and get the best out of him, they've found themselves a starter from the sixth round. Controlling him and keeping him focused on football will be a top priority.


Seventh Round: Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers

OK, how many running backs do they need? They have at least 5 on the roster now. However, they found amazing value in Jamison here. He was a second day prospect before his slow 40 time and small hands at the combine. I just don't see how he'll ever end up playing.



The Redskins had an up and down draft. They failed to obtain a starter with their third round pick, and spent two more picks on running backs they didn't need. They really should have addressed a need with a couple of those selections. The offensive line wasn't addressed at all. However, Washington did find three potential starters for the secondary in Amerson, Thomas, and Rambo. That was their biggest need coming in, and they certainly addressed that. They could have done much better, but this was a decent draft for Washington, even without that first round pick.



  1. could reed be a starter in year 2 or 3 ?

  2. remember when shannahan duped the redskins into trading portis for champ bailey?

    I think he knows what he's doing.

  3. LOL yeah no doubt... bet he wishes he never made that trade now though lol


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