With Free Agency coming to a close, the Washington Redskins still have many holes to fill.
The Washington Redskins started the NFL offseason headed in the right direction by signing a pair of cornerbacks, one slot and one outside corner. Kendall Fuller signed a four-year, $40 million contract while Ronald Darby signed a one-year prove-it deal for $4 million. With two corners signed, they will be looking to finish off their cornerback group with at least one draft pick this offseason.
They attempted to fortify their backfield as well by signing JD McKissick and Peyton Barber both to two-year contracts and signing Adrian Peterson’s club option. They will be carrying five running backs into the season including Derrius Guice and Bryce Love therefore this position should be solidified going into the draft.
The linebacker corps was the last large target of free agency with the resigning of Jon Bostic for two years, $6.6 million and the signing of Thomas Davis to just a one year deal worth $3.5 million. These two short contracts with minimal salary cap implications lead me to believe the Redskins are ready to pounce on a linebacker in the draft.
After the initial wave of free agency the team needs are primarily on defense and include linebacker, free safety and cornerback. On offense they will be looking for receivers, a tight end and offensive line depth.