The Redskins don’t have a first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, but since it’s draft time I thought it would be interesting to research some of their best first round picks.
5. Sean Taylor, S – 2004 NFL Draft, Pick # 5. Taylor had already been to two pro bowls in his brief career before his untimely death. Many Redskins fans believe Taylor may have ended up as one of the great safeties in NFL history, but we’ll never know. However, the Redskins pick of Taylor in the 2004 draft is one of the best first round picks the team ever made.
4. Art Monk, WR – 1980 NFL Draft, Pick # 18. Art Monk was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008. He was selected to three pro bowls. And Monk set NFL records for most catches in a season, and most catches in a career. He also helped the team win 3 super bowls.
3. Charley Taylor, WR – 1964 NFL Draft, Pick # 3. Taylor was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1984, and he was also selected to eight pro bowls. Taylor finished his career with 649 receptions for 9,110 yards, and 90 touchdowns.
2. Darrell Green, CB – 1983 NFL Draft, Pick # 28. Green was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008. He was selected to 7 pro bowls. Green played 20 season for the Redskins, and ended his career with the team record for interceptions with 54. He also helped the Redskins win two super bowls.
1. Sammy Baugh, QB – 1937 NFL Draft, Pick # 6. Baugh was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. Baugh was also one of the best punters in NFL history, and he helped the Redskins win two NFL Championships.