While 2013 may not have gone the way we hoped, the silver lining is that the Redskins have been even worse. Likely getting the #2 pick from the RGIII trade, I propose here what would be a golden scenario come May. All draft positions are based off the current order.
Trades: STL #2 to CLE for #5 and #25, STL #5 to MIA for #19 and #51 ( This assumes that Barr is taken at #4 by Oakland, If that doesn't happen then Barr is picked here)
#14: HaHa Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
-Not much to say here. McCleod has been trash in a secondary that has been hemorrhaging yards this year. Clinton-Dix is the best safety in the draft and can step in from Day 1 to make an impact.
#19: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
-One of the best cover corners in the draft that adds more talent to a young yet promising group of corners. Some could make a case for Dennard here but it's likely he'll be taken by the Chargers and if he isn't, he still have a horrific injury history.
#25: Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
-Projections for Jernigan are all over the place. Some have him ranked in the 4-5, others in the 2nd, and ESPN has him graded as the #2 DT in the draft. This year at Florida State he's proven himself one of the best run stuffers in the country. For the first time in a decade we're in a place the best available player and groom him instead of reaching to fill a hole. I could see Jernigan splitting time with Langford his first year and starting from there on out.
#45: Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississipi State
-With Saffold most likely gone to free agency, there is a hole to fill at Guard. Luckily, with the deep o-line class we can still nab a top guard in the second. Jackson is an absolute mauler in the run game and could be a staple of this line for the foreseeable future.
#51: Loucheiz Purifoy, CB, Florida
-The secondary has really been the achilles heel of the Ram's this year and adding a second talented corner in the first two rounds wouldn't hurt. With Finn's future up in the air another physical corner could do wonders.
#76: AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama
-Let's not kid ourselves. Sam showed promise this year but he just gets hurt so damn often. We need another option at quarterback but it's not worth wasting a 1st round pick on one. McCarron could be groomed into a great backup and potentially a starter that someone would trade for (i.e. Matt Cassel)
#110: Denicos Allen, OLB, Michigan State
-Allen is a bit undersized but has displayed good sideline-to-sideline run defending skills. Dunbar's future is in question and no one knows what to think of Ray Ray Armstrong