(Editor's Note:The defending NFC East champions finished last year with a 9-7 record. They'll face the Cowboys in Week 2 in Washington D.C., and then return for a Thanksgiving Day matchup at AT&T Stadium in late November. Here's how Cowboys football analyst Bryan Broaddus, who scouted more than 300 prospects this year, viewed the Redskins' draft.)
First-Round Analysis:I had the great pleasure of working with Redskins General Manager, Scot McCloughan in Green Bay so I understand the type of player that he was looking for. I had a feeling that he was going to try and get his offense some help so adding Josh Doctson was an outstanding addition. Doctson should thrive in Jay Gruden's scheme with how he will be used in multiple formation and getting him the ball quickly to him on the move. Doctson is an accomplished route runner who can also finish the play the flair.
Not Sure About …. :If there is a player that I could be the most wrong about in this draft, it would be Su'a Cravens. I am really not sure where I would play him? He was a linebacker in college and an undersized one at that. I had an idea that I might see if he could potentially line up as a safety that plays the majority of his snaps around the line of scrimmage. What bothers me about that is - I haven't seen him have to play in much coverage. I believe he is a good player but I wouldn't have taken him in the 2nd round.
Pet-Cat Pick:I really do like the selection of Kendall Fuller in the 3rd round. Fuller in my opinion could either line up at corner or play as a safety and do well. Fuller has a chance to be an outstanding scheme fit because of his ease of movement along with how physical he plays the receiver and the ball down the field. He is not going to let the receiver get away and when in position can make the play.
Matching up with Cowboys:Was not surprised at all where McCloughan got Josh Doctson. In my opinion when it is all said and done, he could be the best receiver out of this draft class. With what the Redskins have on the roster: Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and Jordan Reed – Doctson is going to get plenty of single coverage and Gruden is going to put him in positions to make plays and plenty of them.
Redskins' First-Round Picks Since 2010:
2016 – Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
2015– Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa
2014 – No Pick
2013 – No Pick
2012 – Robert Griffin, QB, Baylor
2011– Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
2010– Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma