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Predicting the Impact of Every Washington Redskins 2014 NFL Draft Pick

Predicting the Impact of Every Washington Redskins 2014 NFL Draft Pick

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The Redskins hired a new coach in the offseason and readied themselves for the 2014 NFL Draft. Of course, the 'Skins didn't have a first-round pick this season as the final compensation for the RGIII trade, so they had to ply their trades in the later rounds. Washington did a good job plugging some holes further down the board and, while good later picks rarely make up for the lack of a first, they can certainly soften the blow.

2nd Round, 47th Overall- Trent Murphy, OLB, Stanford

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2nd Round, 47th Overall- Trent Murphy, OLB, Stanford

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This pick is very much boom or bust. Trent Murphy was a good pass-rusher for Stanford and has the added benefit of having played as a rush linebacker in a 3-4, so there won't be much transition to Washington's scheme. Washington probably could've landed Murphy in the third round, but given that they drafted a potential first-round talent in the third round, it all evens out. Murphy should be in the OLB mix right off the bat.

3rd Round, 66th Overall- Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

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3rd Round, 66th Overall- Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

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Morgan Moses was considered by many to be a late first/early second-round prospect, but he fell all the way to the third where the Redskins grabbed him. Moses played in relative anonymity for a putrid Virginia team, but his combination of size and agility makes him very difficult for rushers to get around. Moses was more effective on the left side in college, but he'll be asked to play the right side in Washington and could start Week 1.

3rd Round, 78th Overall- Spencer Long, G, Nebraska

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3rd Round, 78th Overall- Spencer Long, G, Nebraska

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This was a bit more of a curious pick for the 'Skins, as there were seemingly more highly-rated guards still on the board at the time they opted for Long. Long is also coming off a season-ending knee injury, but Washington decided he'd be a good scheme fit for them. Long has the ability to establish himself as a starter at guard with a solid training camp, but first he has to prove that he's completely healthy to allay his detractors.

4th Round, 102nd Overall- Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson

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4th Round, 102nd Overall- Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson

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The Redskins finally decided to address their porous secondary in the fourth round by selecting one of the draft's more underrated corners in Bashaud Breeland. Breeland isn't the fastest guy, but he's got good size and ball skills which makes him a natural fit as a zone corner. Breeland could immediately challenge David Amerson and Tracy Porter for time as the second CB across from DeAngelo Hall.

5th Round, 142nd Overall- Ryan Grant, WR, Tulane

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5th Round, 142nd Overall- Ryan Grant, WR, Tulane

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Ryan Grant is an intriguing pick for a team looking to build workable receiver depth. Grant is not the biggest or fastest guy, but he finds ways to get himself open, something that remains to be seen at the NFL level. Grant could work in in some four receiver sub-packages, but he likely won't have a big impact early due to the presence of DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Andre Roberts. His impact, at least initially, could be on special teams.

6th Round, 186th Overall- Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor

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6th Round, 186th Overall- Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor

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The Redskins continued their run of solid late-round picks by drafting Lache Seastrunk, running back out of Baylor. Seastrunk has great speed, which could get him on the field for a few plays in the early going, but his ill fit as a third-down back hurts his versatility and chance to see the field over Alfred Morris or Roy Helu, Jr. In a league where RB tandems are all the rage now, having a capable third back is all the more important.

7th Round, 217th Overall- Ted Bolser, TE, Indiana

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7th Round, 217th Overall- Ted Bolser, TE, Indiana

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Washington opted to address their TE corps with their first seventh-round pick by selecting Ted Bolser out of Indiana. Bolser isn't particularly fast, nor is he an accomplished blocker, but he works well in space and can catch the ball. With Fred Davis out of the picture, Bolser has a chance to work his way into some two-tight end or goal line sets in the early going and, if he impresses, he could push to be the primary backup to Jordan Reed.

7th Round, 228th Overall- Zach Hocker, K, Arkansas

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7th Round, 228th Overall- Zach Hocker, K, Arkansas

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With their final pick of the draft, the Redskins selected a little competition for their kicker Kai Forbath. Washington selected kicker Zach Hocker out of Arkansas, and Hocker will battle with Forbath during training camp to see who ultimately gets the job. Hocker was 13-of-15 in field goals last season for the Razorbacks and has a strong leg, which seems requisite for a kicker who was actually drafted. He'll get his shot in August.