Pre-Draft Needs: OLT, G, WR, DE, CB, ILB
Round 1-Trent Williams/OLT - The Redskins desperately needed to fill the left tackle issue after starter Chris Samuels retired last month. With Williams in the fold, Stephon Heyer can move back to the right side.
Round 4-Perry Riley/LB - The team needs depth at ILB, so the undersized linebacker will have a chance to make the team as a backup.
Round 6-Dennis Morris/TE - The rookie will get a chance to earn a roster spot as a fourth tight end. However, he's more of a practice squad candidate.
Round 7-Terrence Austin/WR - The non-combine invitee will have an uphill battle to make the final roster coming out of the preseason. However, it's not like they have roster spots set behind the top-three receivers.
Round 7-Erik Cook/C - The team isn't set with their backup center, so Cook will have a shot to make the team if he has a strong training camp.
Round 7-Selvish Capers/OT - Capers probably should have been selected higher based on his talent, so they may have gotten good value here. He's capable of playing on the right or left side.
Guard - Artis Hicks was signed to replace RG Randy Thomas, but Hicks is
probably better off as a swing offensive lineman--meaning he can play either
tackle or guard spot. Washington really needs one or two interior offensive
lineman out of this draft.
Wide Receiver - Former second-round picks Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas have yet to develop, so the team really needs to add a few young receivers.
Defensive End - It remains to be seen if any of the defensive ends currently on their 80-man roster are good fits for a 3-4 scheme.
Cornerback - With the future of Carlos Rogers in doubt, Washington should have added at least one more developmental prospect at this position.