While addressing the club's biggest area of concern in the second round rather than the first took some by surprise, new GM Scot McCloughan and head coach Jay Gruden could get the last laugh with talented edge rusher Preston Smith looking like an ideal complement at outside linebacker to Ryan Kerrigan.
Before the Redskins roll out their modern-day version of the hogs with first-rounder Brandon Scherff blocking for Robert Griffin III, NFLDraftScout.com publisher Frank Cooney offers a reset on Washington in the seventh of a 32-team series.
NFLDraftScout.com publisher Frank Cooney resumes his breakdown of the best prospects in the 2015 draft by position, climbing the ladder for a close-up view of a lanky defensive back group with 10 worthy of consideration in the top 64.
Scouts are wary of hailed improvements and once-in-a-lifetime performances at on-campus pro days, and you should be too. NFLDraftScout.com publisher Frank Cooney breaks down how teams dissect pro day numbers.
The Hokies return 12 starters from 2013 including three top NFL prospects at their given positions in explosive DT Luther Maddy and a tandem of athletic, versatile safeties in Kyshoen Jarrett and Detrick Bonner.