2012 NFL Draft Grades: Pete Prisco Of CBS Sports Hands Redskins "B-" Grade

The 2012 NFL Draft has come and gone, a whirlwind of activity over three days and seven rounds. The Washington Redskins selected nine players in those seven rounds, highlighted of course by grabbing Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 pick.

Now comes the entertaining post-draft analysis period, where winners and losers and draft grades are handed out to teams based on players selected who have yet to ever see the field for a NFL regular season game. Mel Kiper of ESPN has chimed in, now let's see how Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com "grades" the Washington draft:

Washington Redskins
Best pick: Robert Griffin III was their first pick, second overall, but they get props for moving up to make the pick.

Questionable move: Why take quarterback Kirk Cousins in the fourth round after taking Robert Griffin III in the first? That's a luxury pick.

Third-day gem: FAU running back Alfred Morris came in the sixth round. Mike Shanahan once drafted Terrell Davis in the sixth round. Morris is smaller than Davis, but has the same type of cutting ability.

Analysis: Getting Griffin was the right thing to do. They have their franchise passer. But they didn't do much after that. They didn't have a second-round pick, but I also don't like what they did with the rest of their picks.

Grade: B-

Mike Shanahan already unearthed two running back gems in late in last year's draft with Roy Helu and Evan Royster, could he really have done it again with Morris?

For more on the 2012 NFL Draft, visit SB Nation D.C.'s Storystream. For a complete list of 2012 NFL Draft results as they happen, visit SBNation.com. For more on the Washington Redskins, check out Hogs Haven. For more in depth coverage of the NFL Draft, check out Mocking The Draft.

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