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: Cincinnati Bengals
When: Week 8: Sunday, October 30 at 9:30 am on FOX
Where: Wembley Stadium (London)
* 1st round -- William Jackson, CB, Houston
* 2nd round -- Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
* 4th round -- Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
Major matchup: Another first round cornerback possibly matching up against Washington's top pick, receiver Josh Doctson. Like Doctson playing behind DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, Jackson likely enters the season as Cincinnati's third cornerback while Dre Kirkpatrick and Adam Jones work with the starters. By this point in the season, we'll have good sense whether both rookies were ready for prime time of need more seasoning.
Keep an eye on: Instead of continuing the run on wide receivers in the first round, the Bengals decided to sit back and fill the need in the second day of the draft. Even though he was picked a full round after Doctson, it wouldn't be surprising if Boyd had a larger role for his team by this point in the season simply because of the lack of strong WR options in Cincinnati outside of A.J. Green. Sorry, Brandon LaFell.
Don't forget: Yet another popular Washington selection in many experts mock drafts, Billings tumbled through the draft because of a rumored knee issue during his medical. However, there are probably more questions than just that for the projected first round pick given Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith's second round selection despite gruesome knee injuries. Washington passed on Billings for the fourth time in the draft by trading away their fourth round pick to New Orleans two selections prior to the Bengals taking the Baylor product off the board. Billings still has a powerful base that is perfectly capable of wreaking havoc in the middle of defenses, which could be worrisome for the Redskins because of their lack of stability at the center and left guard position.
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