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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Washington Redskins Rumors You Need to Know

2014 NFL Draft: 5 Washington Redskins Rumors You Need to Know

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The Washington Redskins no longer possess a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. In what is perceived to be the deepest draft class in recent memory, though, the Redskins still have an excellent opportunity to improve their roster in the subsequent rounds. Here are five rumors that you need to know as the NFL Draft approaches.

5. Redskins Are High On RB Marion Grice

Marion Grice
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5. Redskins Are High On RB Marion Grice

Marion Grice
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The Redskins reportedly tried to trade for running back Darren Sproles earlier this offseason in an effort to equip the offense with a receiving threat out of the backfield. Arizona State's Marion Grice could fill that remaining need on the third day of May's draft. Grice, who caught 50 passes during his final season with the Sun Devils, reportedly has a private workout scheduled with the Redskins.

4. Redskins Are High On WR Cody Latimer

Cody Latimer
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4. Redskins Are High On WR Cody Latimer

Cody Latimer
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Another prospect the Redskins are rumored to have interest in is Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer. The Redskins are one of as many as eight squads who have or will visit with Latimer, who is a big, athletic and arguably underrated pass catcher. Receiver isn't the need it once was now that DeSean Jackson is in the fold, but Latimer could help complete the corps.

3. Cyrus Kouandjio Is Target With Pick No. 34 Overall

Cyrus Kouandjio
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3. Cyrus Kouandjio Is Target With Pick No. 34 Overall

Cyrus Kouandjio
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With the Redskins' likely switch to a power blocking scheme, mammoth Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio could be the choice with the second pick of the second round. Not only does Kouandjio have ideal size for the tackle position, he's fairly light on his feet for a player of his frame. He could potentially hold down the right tackle spot for years in Washington.

2. Ra'Shede Hageman Is Target With Pick No. 34 Overall

Ra'Shede Hageman
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2. Ra'Shede Hageman Is Target With Pick No. 34 Overall

Ra'Shede Hageman
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Defensive end isn't the Redskins' most pressing need, but Minnesota defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hageman could be the best available prospect when Washington is on the clock. Hageman has a rare combination of size and athleticism that might be too enticing to pass up.

1. Redskins Will Trade Kirk Cousins During Draft

Kirk Cousins
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1. Redskins Will Trade Kirk Cousins During Draft

Kirk Cousins
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Robert Griffin III had a disappointing sophomore season, but he's still considered the club's franchise quarterback. And with the recent addition of Colt McCoy, Washington might be ready to part ways with backup Kirk Cousins. The Redskins would love to add another high draft choice considering they have no first rounder. If a quarterback-needy team makes a tempting offer for Cousins, GM Bruce Allen will likely oblige.