Redskins get little love from ESPN post-free agency power rankings

The Washington Redskins made the playoffs and won the NFC East in 2015. If you looked at ESPN you would have never know so as they rank behind a division foe in the latest power rankings.

In ESPN's post-free-agency Power Rankings, the Washington Redskins have fallen to No. 17 after previously being given the No. 15 spot. It seems like the Burgundy and Gold will not be getting the benefit of the doubt.

"The Redskins' roster will head into next season mostly unchanged as the team tries to make the playoffs for the second straight year, something it hasn't done since 1990-92."

Washington may be getting the short stick of the scoring mechanism because of their lack of moves in free agency, the positive track record of general manager Scot McCloughan.

The Redskins have made subtle, low-risk moves in free agency by signing Kendall ReyesTerence Garvin, and David Bruton. The biggest impact came from re-signing talented pass rusher Junior Galette.

Despite retaining the likes of budding quarterback Kirk Cousins and losing few pieces, Washington is actually ranked behind the arch rival Dallas Cowboys who came in at No. 13. ESPN actually credits Dallas for adding "consistency and insurance" in their running game by signing former Skins fan-favorite Alfred Morris.

The Giants and Eagles round out the division at No. 19 and No. 20, respectively.

With the NFL draft just a month away, it is a good bet that McCloughan will get Washington some more respect in ESPN's post-draft rankings.

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