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 Jonathan Allen and nine other players selected in the 2017 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 1: Sunday, September 10 at 1 pm on FOX; Week 7: Monday, October 23 at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN
Where: FedEx Field
* 1st round -- Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
* 3rd round -- Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia
* 4th round -- Donnel Pumphrey, RB, San Diego State
Major matchup: Just three spots ahead of Washington, Philadelphia took a defensive lineman that was at times linked to the Redskins in various mock drafts by national pundits. Barnett broke Reggie White's school record in sacks with 33 so he will certainly be a point of emphasis for Trent Williams and/or Morgan Moses as an edge pass rusher.
Keep an eye
Don't forget: Although LeGarette Blount seems in prime position to be the Eagles workhorse, Pumphrey could be in line to be the second back in the rotation ahead of Darren Sproles and last year's fourth-round pick Wendell Smallwood. Pumphrey has great hands and could be similar to a Shane Vereen or Ty Montgomery out of the backfield. In the past, Washington inside linebackers
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