Re-grading the Washington Redskins 2014 NFL Draft class
A look back at the Redskins’ 2014 NFL Draft class shows some solid picks but some missed opportunities.
In 2014, the Washington Redskins were lacking a first-round pick in the NFL draft for a second straight year. The front office needed to score a home run in the 2014 draft if they hoped to improve their fortunes.
Today marks the halfway point as we continue our latest look at the Redskins drafts from 2010 to 2019. Early in 2014, the Burgundy and Gold hired a new head coach in Jay Gruden and an offensive coordinator – some guy named Sean McVay. Jim Haslett was retained as the defensive coordinator.
Another coaching change under the ownership of Daniel Snyder did not bring joy to the fans, but they were hopeful. Bruce Allen was still the general manager and fans at that juncture were not focusing their wrath in his direction.
We continue our march with a look today at the 2014 draft and assign grades once again. The 2010 to 2013 drafts were less than stellar and the team was facing another offseason without a first-round draft pick.
The Robert Griffin trade in 2012 was still having a negative effect on the organization, but wait until you see what happened in the second round of this draft. We’re not sure if you will be angry, sad, or simply amused. That being said, let’s get right to it.