We’re only a couple of months away from the 2016 NFL Draft, at which time the Washington Redskins will have an opportunity to solidify their roster before next season gets under way. While NFL Free Agency (which starts on March 9) will also be key to making sure the Redskins stay atop the NFC East in 2016, the draft will play a pivotal role in the franchise’s future.
That’s why making the most of their eight current picks will be imperative, especially when it comes to improving on their subpar defense. As we saw with the two Super Bowl teams, winning a ring in today’s NFL is all about the defense. That idea is reflected in my picks for the Redskins during this mock draft, much like it was in my previous Redskins mock draft (version 3.0).
As the saying goes, defenses win championships.
So here it is–my take on how the Redskins could spend their eight picks during the 2016 NFL Draft. The selections are largely focused on filling needs and upgrading the defense, although there are a couple of key picks on the offensive side of the ball as well.
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