Rick Scuteri-US PRESSWIRE
Washington improved immensely on offense in 2012, but how will they get better on defense without a first round pick?
The Washington Redskins knew that they were going to be shorthanded in the 2013 and 2014 drafts when they traded up for Robert Griffin III, but are they so short-handed that they can't improve a possibly-depleted secondary for next season? With the possible departures of DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson at cornerback, it could be time for the Redskins to select another player at that position with their second-round pick to improve a 30th-ranked passing defense.
Most mock drafts are only going one round right now, and Washington is currently the only team without a pick in the first. However, WalterFootball.com thinks that Jordan Poyer of Oregon State makes a lot of sense in the second:
DeAngelo Hall, who has been inconsistent this year, is due $7.5 million in 2013, but none of it is guaranteed. Josh Wilson, meanwhile, will be entering his contract year. The Redskins will have to add some depth at cornerback.
Poyer led the Beavers with seven interceptions and is the 2nd-ranked cornerback by NFL Draft Scout.