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.
Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan baited the hook on Monday, and the Cleveland Browns could be ready to bite on a deal for the No. 5 pick Thursday if Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is still on the board.
Big names -- Adrian Peterson of the Vikings, Chargers QB Philip Rivers and Chiefs pass rusher Justin Houston -- are being discussed as draft weekend trade chips. They are among 10 valued veterans who could change address this week if the price is right.
The Washington Redskins own the No. 5 overall pick, the first of seven selections in the 2015 NFL Draft. With 13 home-grown starters from the past five drafts on the 2014 roster, the Redskins still have a few clear needs. NFLDraftScout.com predicts all of the Redskins' 2015 picks. Who would you take for the Redskins?
Representatives from the four clubs included Denver quarterback Gregg Knapp and Tennessee's scout Tim Ruskell, a former general manager. The scouts were on hand to watch Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian, a 6-foot-3, 220 pounder who wasn't able to participate in all-star games or the Combine after suffering a torn ACL in November.