Re-grading the Washington Redskins 2016 NFL Draft
The 2017 draft evaluation is next as we enter the latter portions of these re-grades. Will the grades improve or will we see more of the same? Looking back has been fun at times, but it has also been quite painful. The 2016 Redskins draft could’ve been an incredible success, but we must score these picks according to the realities of that time.
The third and fifth rounds were exceptional for the Redskins in this draft. The rest was forgettable and it was the draft that exposed Scot McCloughan as a poor talent evaluator and a disastrous risk-taker. The 2016 draft was the beginning of the end for a general manager who was highly regarded earlier in his career.
The lack of leadership from Bruce Allen and Jay Gruden didn’t help as well. The Fuller and Ioannidis picks prevent our evaluation from being a monumental failure. The huge misses in the first two rounds hurt the Redskins immensely in years ahead. Doctson’s career is all but over and Cravens is out of the league. Both of them should be in the prime of their careers at this juncture, but the realities are far different than anyone could’ve imagined.
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