The Redskins made the biggest early splash this offseason, luring beastly defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth from Tennessee to anchor their defensive line. Their work, however, is not done. Unfortunately for Washington, it plays in arguably the best division in the NFL. Fortunately, the few holes the Redskins still have on their roster should be perfectly fixable. In fact, many could be done in-house, with younger players developing further.
The Ideal Pick
Regardless, he's much too talented a pass rusher for the Redskins to ignore if he falls all the way to 13. This selection would likely make the Redskins one of the NFL's top defenses in 2009.
Should Orakpo fall -- which is a long shot -- the Redskins would need to grab an offensive lineman in the third round, preferably a strong run-blocker. Houston's Sebastian Vollmer, Troy Kropog from Tulane and Gerald Cadogan of Penn State are some guys who should slot as mid-third-round picks and would be considered.
As for receiver, they will need to find someone with good hands who isn't scared to run underneath routes. They already have Santana Moss, Thomas and Chris Cooley. Antwaan Randle-El provides good organizational depth, but the Redskins need to find someone who can push Thomas on the outside and fulfill a slot-type position in the future. Unfortunately, they are looking at a fifth-rounder by this point. Perhaps Kenny McKinley (South Carolina) or Juaquin Iglesias (Oklahoma) would make it all the way there.
Should Washington land Orakpo, find a solid offensive tackle to develop, and a useful receiver, you'd have to call it the perfect draft.