Ranking the Washington Redskins’ 2014 Draft Picks From Worst to First

Ranking the Washington Redskins' 2014 Draft Picks From Worst to First

Washington Redskins Draft Picks
USA TODAY Sports- Peter Casey

The Washington Redskins were handcuffed a bit in the 2014 NBA draft, because of the infamous Robert Griffin III trade. However, they were able to add some nice talent to help themselves out in the trenches, and they also grabbed some players who could be of great help with their special teams' coverages. Overall, I would say they did an average job, but the few solid decisions could push the Skins back into the playoffs this season.

8. Zach Hocker- K Arkansas

Washington Redskins Draft Picks
USA TODAY Sports- Jeff Blake

8. Zach Hocker- K Arkansas

Washington Redskins Draft Picks
USA TODAY Sports- Jeff Blake

Hocker was the Skins last pick, and they are probably not expecting much from him. They probably could have picked him up via free agency, and so the wisdom of the pick has to be questioned at some level. If he is able to make the roster, then he would probably specialize in kickoffs. We will have to see.

7. Lache Seastrunk- RB Baylor

Washington Redskins Draft Picks
USA TODAY Sports- Jerome Miron

7. Lache Seastrunk- RB Baylor

Washington Redskins Draft Picks
USA TODAY Sports- Jerome Miron

This guy could be putting Roy Helu Jr. on the bench. Seastrunk was projected as a third round pick by some analysts, and I think they got him at the perfect spot in this draft. Will be interesting to see if he has any instant chemistry with RGIII after going to school at Baylor.

6. Bashaud Breeland- CB Clemson

Washington Redskins Draft Picks
USA TODAY Sports- Brian Spurlock

6. Bashaud Breeland- CB Clemson

Washington Redskins Draft Picks
USA TODAY Sports- Brian Spurlock

It is not that they drafted a cornerback that I am not a fan of, but it is who they drafted. Breeland is 5-foot-11, and in the new NFL where all wide receivers seem to be 6-foot-5 former basketball players, I just have my questions about whether the cornerback they drafted is going to see much of the field.

5. Ted Bolser- TE Indiana

Washington Redskins Draft Picks
USA TODAY Sports- Rich Barnes

5. Ted Bolser- TE Indiana

Washington Redskins Draft Picks
USA TODAY Sports- Rich Barnes

The rumors are that Bolser will be used mainly for special teams, but he could also come in as a blocker in passing situations. He is a player who could end up having a lot of versatility, which is not something that fans are used to in Washington.

4. Ryan Grant- WR Tulane

Washington Redskins Draft Picks

4. Ryan Grant- WR Tulane

Washington Redskins Draft Picks
USA TODAY Sports- Derick E. Hingle

Grant might pick up some questionable work habits from DeSean Jackson, but this receiving corps has some nice speed to work with next season. Robert Griffin III's healthier (and brace-less) knee will also give them more room to work with in the passing game.

3. Trent Murphy- DE Stanford

Washington Redskins Draft Picks
USA TODAY Sports- Robert Hanashiro

3. Trent Murphy- DE Stanford

Washington Redskins Draft Picks
USA TODAY Sports- Robert Hanashiro

This was a great first overall selection for the Redskins, because they got a dynamic pass-rushing threat in Trent Murphy. He led the nation in sacks last season with 15, and he will give the Redskins flexibility with their defensive packages. Look for him to get immediate playing time next season.

2. Spencer Long- G Nebraska

Washington Redskins Draft Picks
USA TODAY Sports- Reese Strickland

2. Spencer Long- G Nebraska

Washington Redskins Draft Picks
USA TODAY Sports- Reese Strickland

Well, we certainly see that the offensive side of the ball was the main focus for the Skins, and that is probably because Jay Gruden wants to start out on the right foot with RGIII. Long will do his best to protect Griffin.

1. Morgan Moses- T Virginia

Washington Redskins Draft Picks
USA TODAY Sports- Geoff Burke

1. Morgan Moses- T Virginia

Washington Redskins Draft Picks
USA TODAY Sports- Geoff Burke

This was my favorite pick, and I swear it is only partly because I am originally from VA. I believe that the game of football is won in the trenches for the most part, and that is why the Skins addressed that area with their first few picks.


Around the Web

  • Chris Bressler

    The thing about Zach is that he kicks the ball both high and far. And with the changes coming to FG kicks, Kai is now at a disadvantage because his kicks tend to come out low and he has been blocked way to much. That will only get worse for him. This was a smart move as ‘probably’ is not something you go with when you know you need him with the rules changes coming. Not to mention a much stronger leg that is also accurate. A 7th round pick that stands a very good chance at making the roster with no guarantees you can get him later, is as good as gets in the 7th. And he adds depth as a backup punter.