2016 NFL Draft: 5 First-Round Prospects Redskins Must Target

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In just over two months, the 2016 NFL Draft will get under way. At that point, the Washington Redskins will have an opportunity to add some serious talent to their roster as they look to defend their 2015 NFC East championship. Luckily, there should be plenty of impressive prospects available when they’re finally on the clock at No. 21 overall.

More than likely, the Redskins will look to address their 25th-ranked defense with their first-round pick when April 30 rolls around. It also helps that the 2016 draft class is loaded with defensive talent, which should leave them with plenty of worthy options. Then again, most teams take the BPA (Best Player Available) approach, so Washington could go a number of directions at No. 21.

Either way, chances are that D.C. will be getting an immediate starter.

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So here are five players that I believe the Redskins should target with their first-round pick. Whether they fill a significant need or would be steals at No. 21 overall, they’d be excellent additions for Washington as they look for a return to the playoffs in 2016.

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