The NFL Draft is over and the work to get all the rookies ready for the NFL begins. For the Washington Redskins, that means first-round pick Josh Doctson and six other players selected in the 2016 draft. The same scenario exists for the other 31 NFL teams of which the Redskins will face 13, including each NFC East rival twice. Let's begin taking a look at the interesting matchups and scenarios involving the new guys.
Who: Philadelphia Eagles
When: Week 6: Sunday, October 16 at 1 p.m. on FOX; Week 14: Sunday, December 11 at 1 p.m. on FOX
Where: FedExField; Lincoln Financial Field
* 1st round -- Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
* 3rd round -- Isaac Seumalo, OG, Oregon State
* 5th round -- Wendell Smallwood, RB, West Virginia
Major matchup: All eyes will be on Wentz simply because Philadelphia gave up an arm and a leg for him this year, similarly to Washington in 2012. By this point in the season, Wentz will likely have had some chemistry with his offense but will still be prone to making rookie mistakes. The Redskins will look to take advantage of that with their elite pass rush off the edge and their improved secondary. Robert Griffin III beat Philadelphia twice in 2012 on the way to a division title, and Washington hopes the script is not flipped this time around.
Keep an eye on: With Ryan Kelly and Nick Martin going off the board in the first and second rounds respectively, Seumalo was intriguing as a possible Redskins third-round pick. He is a physical football player who Scot McCloughan would love anchoring his offensive line. Before Washington had the chance to select the Oregon State lineman, the Eagles swooped in five picks earlier to fill a position of need. However, things worked out for the Burgundy and Gold as they grabbed Kendall Fuller with the 84th overall pick. But there was a distinct possibility that Seumalo would have been a Redskin.
Don't forget: In the pass-happy Big 12, Smallwood led the Mountaineers and the conference in rushing last season. Similar to Darren Sproles as a well-rounded back with solid blocking and receiving skills out of the backfield, Smallwood will see a lot of playing time with the Eagles. Look for Redskins second-round pick Su'a Cravens to get the assignment of defending dual-threat backs such as Smallwood throughout the year..
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