Re-grading the Washington Redskins 2016 NFL Draft
After losing safety Kyshoen Jarrett the previous season to a career-ending injury, the Redskins were still determined to find a long-term solution at the hybrid position. Jarrett was on his way to fulfilling that wish, but rotten luck forced the team to make a move for such a player in the second round. Southern California’s Su’a Cravens was the choice, and general manager Scot McCloughan was hopeful for better luck this time around.
In his rookie season, Cravens was spectacular, and his future was looking like it would be filled with multiple Pro Bowls, All-Pro recognition, and numerous team accolades. It was nothing short of impressive.
After his rookie season, fans were eagerly anticipating what Cravens would do in 2017 and beyond. Several days before the season began, Cravens decided to leave the team and retire. Yes, retire. Truth be told, he really wanted out of Washington. The warning signs were there. He had issues at Southern Cal and Scot McCloughan chose to ignore those problems.
Cravens was traded to Denver in late March of 2018. He played in only five games for the Broncos and is now out of the league. For whatever reason, Su’a Cravens is a troubled soul and we wish him good health, but Scot McCloughan simply ignored the warning signs.