2104 Redskins Draft Recap:
Best Value Pick: The best value pick in this draft was Lache Seastrunk the running back out of Baylor. He was projected as a third or fourth round pick and the Redskins got him in the sixth round, at least two rounds lower than were he could have gone.
Worst Value pick: The worst value pick was Nebraska guard Spencer Long in the third round. The Redskins traded down for this pick. Long was projected as a late rounder, but the Redskins took him at least two rounds higher than he was projected to go. Long may end up a good player, but they lost some value there.
Pick with most upside: Cornerback Bashaud Breeland has the most upside of any of the picks. Jay Gruden said if he’d stayed in college for another season, Breeland may have ended up a first or second round pick. So maybe the Redskins just got a higher a pick a year early. It will be interesting to see how he develops.
Best Starting Potential: Morgan Moses the offensive tackle from Virginia has the most starting potential. He still has some things he needs to work on. But if he comes into camp ready to go and takes to the coaching, then he has the potential to open the season as the Redskins starting right tackle..
Best Sleeper pick: Stanford’s Trent Murphy. He won’t begin the season as a starter at outside linebacker, but in future years he may end up being an outstanding player for the Redskins. He has great pass rushing ability and a non-stop motor. Wide receiver Ryan Grant also has sleeper potential.
“Special” Picks: As in special teams. The Redskins made it a point to upgrade their special teams in this draft. Tight End Ted Bolser is good developmental pick, and should help out initially on the kick coverage teams. And kicker Zach Hocker has a strong leg and may be the designated kickoff specialist.
Trades: The Redskins made trades in this draft, but I don’t think they really took advantage of them. They traded down in the second round and got an extra third round pick, but they could have done more with it. And they traded down in the sixth round and got an extra seventh round pick, and drafted a kicker with it. We’ll see how it works out.