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.
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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