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: Arizona Cardinals
When: Week 13: Sunday, December 4 at 4:25 pm on FOX
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium
* 1st round -- Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss
* 3rd round -- Brandon Williams, CB, Texas A&M
* 4th round -- Evan Boehm, C, Missouri
Major matchup: Arizona is deeply invested in improving their pass rush, evidenced by trading a second round pick to New England for defensive end Chandler Jones. Drafting Nkemdiche despite off the field drug issues and on the field constant motor questions backs up the claim as well. The one thing that Arizona was not good at last year was recording sacks, 20th in the league, and now they might just have things addressed. This is going to put a stress on Washington's offensive line and force Kirk Cousins to get rid of the ball quickly when dropping back in the pocket.
Keep an eye on: A converted running back, Williams carried over his speed and athleticism despite switching sides of the football. Cornerback ranked high among Arizona's needs this offseason.
Don't forget: When the Redskins traded away their fourth round pick to New Orleans, they passed up a chance to draft Boehm, who might have been the long-term answer for Bill Callahan's offensive line. When the Cardinals traded away Jonathan Cooper to New England in the Chandler Jones deal, a need opened up. When Scot McCloughan passed, Arizona grabbed Boehm eight picks later.
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