Perfect Fits for the Redskins’ 5 Biggest Free Agency Needs

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Cornerback: Janoris Jenkins

The Redskins already have their true No. 1 cornerback in Bashaud Breeland. It’s the complementary No. 2 cornerback that they’re uncertain about as 2016 approaches. Chris Culliver was supposed to be exactly that when they signed him last offseason, but the former San Francisco 49ers standout struggled mightily before an ACL tear brought his season to an early end.

With the Redskins expected to consider severing ties with Culliver (wouldn’t cost anything after a Week 2 suspension nullified his guaranteed money), they’ll likely be on the lookout for another capable starter on the outside. One to keep an eye on is Jenkins, who would immediately give the Redskins one of the better young cornerback duos in the NFL.

During his time with the Rams, he’s proven to be an outstanding starter who relies on athleticism and instincts to make big plays in the passing game. While he does occasionally make mistakes, he makes up for it with physicality and tenacity. He’ll cost a pretty penny if Los Angeles doesn’t re-sign him, but he’s well worth the investment based on what he did for the Rams during his four seasons in the league.

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