Re-grading the Washington Redskins 2012 NFL Draft

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 31: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins hands the ball to Samaje Perine #32 of the Washington Redskins during the first quarter of their game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 31, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)

The Washington Redskins produced several years of feeble results and the fans were growing restless. The 2012 NFL Draft held a lot of promise and major changes were likely.

As we continue looking at the Washington Redskins drafts from 2010 to 2019, the first two years were not encouraging as they struggled to last place finishes in the NFC East. Rumors began to swirl that centered on trying to land one of the perceived franchise quarterbacks, but that would certainly require a trade. Andrew Luck of Stanford and Robert Griffin of Baylor were generally considered to be the best quarterback prospects in many years.

The Redskins were slated to pick sixth overall in the first round, and that would place them outside of the opportunity to draft Luck or Griffin. Today, we take a look at the 2012 NFL Draft and re-grade the picks and trades made by the Burgundy and Gold. Did a change of fortunes come to Washington or was it more of the same after the 2012 draft? Let’s take a look.

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