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2008 NFL Draft - Washington Redskins
Round Pick # Overall Player Pos. Class School
2 3 34 Devin Thomas WR Jr Michigan State
2 17 48 Fred Davis TE Sr USC
2 20 51 Malcolm Kelly WR Jr Oklahoma
3 33 96 Chad Rinehart G Sr Northern Iowa
4 25 124 Justin Tryon CB Sr Arizona State
6 2 168 Durant Brooks P Sr Georgia Tech
6 14 180 Kareem Moore CB Sr Nicholls State
6 20 186 Colt Brennan QB Sr Hawaii
7 35 242 Rob Jackson DE Sr Kansas State
7 42 249 Chris Horton S Sr UCLA

2007 RECORD: 9-7

LAST SEASON: In a season overshadowed by the death of safety Sean Taylor, the Redskins rallied to win four straight and snag a playoff berth. After a first-round loss to Seattle, coach Joe Gibbs retired and was replaced by Seattle quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn.

THEY NEED: Pass-rushing DE, big WR to fit into Zorn's West Coast offense, safety.

THEY DON'T NEED: RB, TE.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: DE Phillip Merling, Clemson.

OUTLOOK: It's quite a leap from a Hall of Fame coach to a first-timer who has never even been a coordinator in the NFL. Zorn will have to adjust to the job. The team will have to adjust to his West Coast offense. Even the front office approached the offseason with a new attitude, emphasizing the draft over free agency. If Zorn needs time to master a steep learning curve, and if QB Jason Campbell falters while learning yet another new playbook, the momentum from last year's late-season run will be lost.


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Washington Redskins
SeasonRankProtection IndexPrevious Protection IndexChangeOffensive Linemen Drafted
20102354.041.7  12.3Trent Williams (T) - Oklahoma 
20093041.752.6  -10.9 
20082452.667.8  -15.2 
20071267.859.9  7.9 
20061559.950.9  9.0 
200520t50.954.7  -3.8 
20041754.743.8  10.9Mark Wilson (T) - California, Jim Molinaro (T) - Notre Dame 
20032543.849.9  -6.1Derrick Dockery (G) - Texas 
20022349.937.0  12.9 
20012737.054.3  -17.3 
200014t54.357.1  -2.8Chris Samuels (T) - Alabama, Michael Moore (G) - Troy State 
19991257.140.3  16.8Jon Jansen (T) - Michigan 
19982640.353.6  -13.3Mark Fischer (C) - Purdue 
19971453.658.0  -4.4Brad Badger (G) - Stanford 
1996958.057.0  1.0 
19951657.071.7  -14.7Cory Raymer (C) - Wisconsin, Brian Thure (T) - California 
1994471.752.6  19.1Tre' Johnson (G) - Temple, Joe Patton (T) - Alabama A&M 
19931752.6N/AN/AGreg Huntington (G) - Penn State