After winning the NFC East title in 2012, the Washington Redskins were looking to build on their success and take the next steps toward a Super Bowl berth. Would it happen in the 2013 NFL Draft?
The Redskins’ 2012 season ended in disappointment when quarterback Robert Griffin tore the ACL and LCL in his right knee. Even with such a devastating injury, Griffin wanted to start the opening game of the 2013 season and improve on the 2012 successes.
That was going to be a difficult mission for two reasons. First, the Redskins were relatively inactive in free agency and all but one of the players that were signed did not survive the final cuts. Second, the Redskins lacked a first-round draft choice and would not have a selection until late in the second round.
Today, we take a look at the Redskins’ 2013 NFL Draft class and issue another set of grades as it is time to continue our look at the Redskins drafts from 2010 to 2019. If the team wanted to build on their accomplishments of the previous season, they would need to add some solid prospects in most of the rounds.
Head coach Mike Shanahan and general manager Bruce Allen faced a monumental undertaking that offseason and now it is time to take a look at the players they selected in 2013.