The Redskins’ 2015 NFL Draft class was a mixed bag, highlighted by their first, first-round pick since 2012.
For the first time in three years, the Washington Redskins possessed a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft. The pressure was on to make the correct choice.
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen were hoping to end years of putrid results on the gridiron after another last-place finish in the NFC East in 2014. The Redskins had a somewhat decent draft in 2014 and hopes were fueled by fans who knew that the team had plenty of draft capital for 2015. Allen relinquished his general manager duties to the newly hired Scot McCloughan.
Could the organization begin to turn the corner in 2015? Was the front office finally heading in the right direction?
As we continue to look at the 2010 to 2019 Redskins drafts, the focus today turns to the 2015 edition. The Redskins made a trade in the third round and they were able to corral a total of 10 selections in the draft. Armed with so many picks, the opportunity to add talent and depth was better than it had been in many years.
Let’s take a look at the players added in this draft and see if there was a reason for optimism.