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: San Francisco 49ers
When: Week 6: Sunday, October 15 at 1 pm on FOX
Where: FedEx Field
* 2nd round -- Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford
* 3rd round -- Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
* 4th round -- Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado
Major matchup: Thomas shot up team's draft boards as the yearly event approached after being mocked to go as low as Washington at 17th overall. Thomas could play inside or out on the 49ers 4-3 defensive front and will join a good, young core with DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead who were each first-round picks in the previous two years, respectively. Washington's offensive lineman and possibly Morgan Moses, especially, will have their hands full when they face their former offensive coordinator.
Keep an eye
Don't forget: In a fairly young secondary, Witherspoon has a chance to earn immediate starting playing time. At 6-foot-3, he has the ability to high point the football with the tallest of receivers, which makes a match up with the 6-foot-5 Terrelle Pryor possible and intriguing for both sides.
- Weeks 1 and 7: Philadelphia Eagles
- Week 2: Los Angeles Rams
- Week 3: Oakland Raiders
- Week 4: Kansas City Chiefs
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