(Sports Network) - The health of Robert Griffin III is the main storyline
inside the Beltway these days but helping the franchise player by augmenting
the offensive line with a right tackle and giving him some additional options
at wide receiver could help the Washington Redskins take the next step in
Jeremy Trueblood was brought in from Tampa Bay to fill in at right tackle but
he's hardly the answer. Meanwhile, Josh Morgan is serviceable as a starter
at wide receiver opposite Pierre Garcon but picking up a top-tier vertical
threat could really open up some running lanes in the read-option for RG3.
Defensively the 'Skins need to add speed and athleticism to the backside of
their defense where Madieu Williams is a liability and Brandon Meriweather is
coming off knee surgery.
Washington doesn't have a pick in the first round but receiver and tackle are
both deep positions in the draft so getting a contributor at No. 51 overall is
2012 Record: 10-6
Top Needs: S, WR, RT
First Three Picks: No. 51, No. 85, No. 119
Number of Selections: 7 (2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7)
RECENT FIRST ROUND HISTORY: 2012 - Robert Griffin III (QB, Baylor); 2011 -
Ryan Kerrigan (OLB, Purdue); 2010 - Trent Williams (OT, Oklahoma; 2009 - Brian
Orakpo (DE, Texas); 2008 - none; 2007 - LaRon Landry (S, LSU); 2006 - none;
2005 - Carlos Rogers (CB, Auburn), Jason Campbell (QB, Auburn); 2004 - Sean
Taylor (S, Miami-Florida); 2003 - none.
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