ESPN's Mel Kiper gave the Redskins an "A-" draft grade and wrote that Washington, the softest team in the league last year in his estimation, "got a lot tougher on both sides of the ball in the first two rounds."
"I know there are questions about whether Brandon Scherff can stay at tackle in the NFL (he was a LT at Iowa), but even if he's a guard, while the pick value loses a little, the guy is a true mauler, a player who makes the run game better the second he steps on the field," Kiper wrote. "Whether it's right tackle (makes sense) or guard, Scherff is a starter now." We agree with that assessment. And, like Kiper, we really liked Washington's second selection. "Preston Smith could have come off the board in Round 1, so to get him in Round 2 was minor coup," Kiper wrote. "That's a clear need at OLB, and he can move around too." Jamison Crowder, Arie Kouandjio and Martrell Spaight were all had on Day 3, providing intriguing prospects at a low cost. May 4 - 7:50 PM