2010 NFL Draft: Washington Redskins’ Needs Have Never Been This Clear

April 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After the Donovan McNabb trade, the Washington Redskins draft needs are now very much clear.

Option 1: Take an offensive tackle
Option 2: Trade down, and then take an offensive tackle

In the Redskins recent mini-camp, the team had Stephon Heyer at left tackle and Artis Hicks on the right side.

Heyer couldn’t cut it on either side last season and has the unofficial Redskins record of giving up safeties in two consecutive games. Entering his fourth year in the league, Heyer has proven to be a mediocre backup at best, yet continues to get the starting call because the team hasn’t drafted an offensive tackle in several years.

Hicks was a part time starter at guard for the Minnesota Vikings, and came over in a low-key signing to the Redskins a few weeks back. It was assumed that he would start at right guard, taking the place of the recently released Randy Thomas. However, the team also brought back Mike Williams, former fourth overall cho...

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