The 2013 NFL draft has come and gone, and the Washington Redskins are looking a little bit different despite not picking in the top 50. Early last week, we broke down how the 'Skins looked from a depth standpoint heading into the draft, so let's update that analysis now that they've added some key players.
The new chart is once again color-coded to emphasize the strong and weak spots on the roster. Those in blue are solid contributors who are worthy of the roles they currently play. The guys in green could still be upgraded upon or are still question marks. And the players in red are potential problems. Rookies are in purple.
That chart shows 10 too many players, but it's easy to see where they'll cut down the roster. Only two of those five guys we have penciled in at right tackle will probably make the cut. The last two names on there are undrafted free agents who could emerge.
They'll also cut a quarterback (unless Robert Griffin III isn't healthy), a tight end, at least one linebacker and a few defensive backs. And both Jacksons (Rob and Tanard) are currently suspended, which hurts but also helps when it comes to the numbers game.
Look for a battle to emerge at cornerback between Richard Crawford and Chase Minnifield, both of whom have shown glimpses but haven't made impacts. They were both rookies last year, and there's probably only room for one of them on the final roster.
Elsewhere in the secondary, we have rookie Bacarri Rambo starting in front of Reed Doughty and Tanard Jackson. It wouldn't be surprising to see both Rambo and fellow rookie Phillip Thomas get a lot of work immediately. It's hard to trust Brandon Meriweather and DeJon Gomes at this point. Look for Gomes, Doughty and Jordan Pugh to be on the roster bubble in August.
Two other offensive players who will likely be on the bubble are rookie fifth-round pick Chris Thompson (who will have to beat out Evan Royster or Roy Helu) and Dezmon Briscoe (who is the sixth receiver).