Last year, the guys over at Hogs Haven made up their own Redskins draft board, ranking almost every player not just based on their talent and ability, but also on their fit in the Redskins scheme. This year, those guys let me, Kevin and Justin in on the fold to collaborate on this draft board together with Mark (a.k.a UK Redskin) and Steve.
The ranking system is the same as last year. We split each round into three sections: A, B and C. A represents a player graded to go in the top third of the round, B represents a player graded to go in the middle third of the round and C represents a player graded to go in the last third of the round. This year we have 245 players, as opposed to the 229 players we had on the board last year. Just as last year, I’m going to keep the board updated as the picks come in. If a square is yellow, the player has been drafted. If the square is red, he’s been drafted by the Redskins.
The takeaway we all had from this experience is that, while the top have of the draft is lacking elite players, there should be a whole lot of depth to be had in the later rounds. That actually works out well in the Redskins favor; they may not have a first round draft pick, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be missing out on players that can’t help us in the future.