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5 Biggest Draft Blunders in Washington Redskins’ History

5 Biggest Draft Blunders in Washington Redskins' History

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Since Daniel Snyder bought the team, the Washington Redskins haven't exactly been well known for their excellent draft choices. As a matter of fact, there have hardly been any really great draft picks over the last decade. With that in mind, ladies and gentlemen, the five biggest draft blunders in Washington Redskins history:

5. Taylor Jacobs

5. Taylor Jacobs
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5. Taylor Jacobs

5. Taylor Jacobs
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Drafted in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft, Taylor Jacobs was supposed to become an effective receiver for the Redskins. Instead, he struggled through several ineffective, injury-plagued seasons before eventually finding himself out of the league.

4. Rod Gardener

4. Rod Gardener
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4. Rod Gardener

4. Rod Gardener
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Supposedly one of the most dynamic players available in the 2001 draft, the Redskins decided to select Rod Gardner with the 15th pick. Unfortunately for the Redskins, Gardner failed to do anything of note in Washington.

3. Michael Westbrook

3. Michael Westbrook
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3. Michael Westbrook

3. Michael Westbrook
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The fourth overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft, Michael Westbrook was supposedly going to become an elite receiver for the Redskins. However, things didn’t quite pan out the way the team expected, seeing as though Westbrook managed just 277 catches after seven seasons with the Redskins.

2. Andre Johnson

2. Andre Johnson
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2. Andre Johnson

2. Andre Johnson
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Andre Johnson, a first-rounder back in 1996, never even played a game for the Redskins. It’s easy to see why he earned a ranking so high on this list.

1. Heath Shuler

1. Heath Shuler
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1. Heath Shuler

1. Heath Shuler
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Taken with the third overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft, Heath Shuler was supposed to become the Redskins' franchise savior. Unfortunately, that’s not quite how things worked out, as Shuler suffered through a few interception-filled seasons before flopping out of the league entirely.