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  1. Need to Know: Will Matt Jones have a big role for the Redskins?

    May 9, 2015, 5:38 AM EDT

    Matt Jones Florida-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 8, 82 days before the Washington Redskins open training camp in Richmond, VA. Three and out Thoughts on the Redskins as they continue to tinker with their roster in preparation for OTAs starting later this month. 1. Scot McCloughan was quite effusive in his…

  2. A Redskins quarterback competition in name only?

    May 8, 2015, 12:44 PM EDT

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    Redskins’ GM Scot McCloughan gave some clarity to the Redskins’ quarterback situation during a radio appearance on 1067 The Fan on Thursday. Or did he? Coach Jay Gruden has said that Robert Griffin III is “the No. 1 guy” and would run the first-team offense during OTAs and in training camp. Host Grant Paulsen asked…

  3. Need to Know: Which Redskins 2015 draft picks have a chance to start this year?

    May 8, 2015, 5:19 AM EDT

    OL Arie Kouandjio

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 7, 83 days before the Washington Redskins open training camp in Richmond, VA. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page,…

  4. Was Brandon Scherff really a “safe” pick for the Redskins?

    May 7, 2015, 11:49 AM EDT

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    After the draft, the conventional wisdom was that the Redskins made a very safe pick in tackle Brandon Scherff, perhaps the safest pick in the draft. That’s because, well, nobody is exactly sure. Maybe because we always say that offensive linemen taken at the top of the draft are bust proof. But a look at…

  5. Need to Know: What will the Redskins QB depth chart look like Week 1?

    May 7, 2015, 5:22 AM EDT

    Cousins-vs-SEA

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, May 7, 40 days before the Washington Redskins hold their mandatory minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in…

  6. Need to Know: How did the draft improve the Redskins’ 2015 opponents?

    May 6, 2015, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 6, 41 days before the Washington Redskins hold their mandatory minicamp. Enemy Intel: How the draft improved the Redskins’ 2015 opponents The Redskins believe they improved themselves in the recent draft. But the 13 different teams they will line up against this season also…

  7. Need to Know: Ranking the Redskins’ draft picks

    May 5, 2015, 5:14 AM EDT

    Matt Jones Florida-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, May 5, 42 days before the Washington Redskins hold their mandatory minicamp. Ranking the Redskins’ draft picks Here is my ranking of the Redskins’ 10 draft picks as determined by factors such as needs, value, opportunity cost, how much the player will help the team…

  8. How others graded the Redskins’ draft

    May 4, 2015, 9:12 AM EDT

    Brandon-Scherff-Iowa

    Yesterday I graded the Redskins’ 2015 draft. Now let’s take a look around and see how others viewed what Scot McCloughan and company did last week. Before we dive in to the analysts’ specific comments, here are a few of the general themes from their evaluations: —The main concern was that taking Brandon Scherff in…

  9. Need to Know: Five Redskins veterans who will be pushed by draft picks

    May 4, 2015, 5:39 AM EDT

    Phillip-Thomas-vs.-Rams

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, May 4, 43 days before the Washington Redskins hold their mandatory minicamp. Nickel coverage NFL rosters are a zero sum game; when one player wins a job, another loses his. Here are five Redskins who could get pushed out by players they just drafted. S Phillip…

  10. Grading the Redskins’ 2015 draft

    May 3, 2015, 8:25 AM EDT

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    Since we don’t know how the careers of the players picked by the Redskins yesterday will turn out we have to dig in a little more to come up with a grade for Scot McCloughan’s first draft with the team. Here’s my assessment, feel free to leave yours in the comments. Strategy—B McCloughan’s quest to…

  11. Need to Know: Sorting out the roles for the Redskins’ 2015 draft class

    May 3, 2015, 6:11 AM EDT

    Matt Jones tackle

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, May 3, 44 days before the Redskins hold their mandatory minicamp. Role playing Here is a quick assessment of what the role of each of the Redskins’ draft picks might be in the coming season. OL Brandon Scherff—He will be plugged in at right tackle…

  12. Need to Know: After trade, a busy Saturday ahead for Redskins

    May 2, 2015, 7:01 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 2, 45 days before the Redskins hold their mandatory minicamp. A busy day ahead Scot McCloughan got up to his desired number of draft picks and that sets up a busy Saturday for him and the rest of the Redskins’ staff. In a trade…

  13. Need to Know: Five top Friday night draft possibilities for the Redskins

    May 1, 2015, 6:44 AM EDT

    Eli-Harold

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 1, 46 days before the Redskins hold their mandatory minicamp. Nickel coverage The Redskins have made their top pick. offensive lineman Brandon Scherff. Here are five players they could take a close look at in Rounds 2 and 3 tonight: DB Eric Rowe—At 6-1,…

  14. Redskins’ pre-draft depth chart, defense

    Apr 30, 2015, 11:53 AM EDT

    Redskins-line-vs.-Cowboys

    Just before free agency started we took a look at the depth chart as it stood then. There have been a few changes and draft talk and rumors bring up the possibility of more shifting. Yesterday we examined the offense; today it’s the defense. Starters in bold Defense DL: Jason Hatcher, Terrance Knighton, Stephen Paea,…

  15. Need to Know: Five Redskins draft predictions including when they’ll take a running back

    Apr 30, 2015, 8:50 AM EDT

    TJ-Yeldon-running

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, April 30, the day the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. Nickel coverage It’s finally that day. Here are five Redskins NFL draft predictions: 1. The Redskins will take a running back earlier than most think—I don’t think they will go…

  16. Redskins pre-draft depth chart, offense

    Apr 29, 2015, 3:16 PM EDT

    Redskins offense huddle Texans

    Just before free agency started we took a look at the depth chart as it stood then. There have been a few changes and draft talk and rumors bring up the possibility of more shifting. Here’s a look at the offensive side as it stands now. Starters in bold QB: Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins,…

  17. Need to Know: Who will be the Redskins’ top pick on Thursday?

    Apr 29, 2015, 5:14 AM EDT

    Scherff-Iowa

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 29, one day before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. Setting the odds on the top pick Yesterday, my man Ben Standig put up a post on CSNwashington.com with his idea of who the top 10 possibilities for the…

  18. Need to Know: Is a Redskins trade down from pick No. 5 inevitable?

    Apr 28, 2015, 5:19 AM EDT

    McCloughan-podium

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, April 28, two days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. McCloughan talks trade down Is a trade down from the fifth pick in the draft inevitable? Perhaps that’s too strong a word, but my big takeaway coming out of…

  19. Need to Know: Can the Redskins draft an immediate starter on the O-line?

    Apr 27, 2015, 5:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, April 27, three days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. A milestone First, before we get to the post here, I’d like to note that today marks Need to Know No. 1,000. This daily dose of Redskins news and notes…

  20. Need to Know: What’s the best case win total for the 2015 Redskins?

    Apr 26, 2015, 6:40 AM EDT

    Jackson-RG3-TD-Vikings

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, April 26, four days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins…

  21. Redskins Draft Countdown: Miami OT Ereck Flowers

    Apr 25, 2015, 1:30 PM EDT

    Ereck-Flowers-Miami

    The NFL Draft is just a week away and I’ll continue researching the prospects throughout the lead-up to the draft. Along the way I’ll be sharing some of what I find out with Real Redskins readers. The focus will be on players in areas of need for the Redskins but I might look at players…

  22. Need to Know: Who were Scot McCloughan’s best late-round picks?

    Apr 25, 2015, 5:27 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, April 25, five days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. Nickel coverage A week from today it will be Day 3 of the NFL draft. This is the time where GM’s and scouting departments really earn their money, finding…

  23. Need to Know: How many of their players did the Redskins draft?

    Apr 24, 2015, 4:48 AM EDT

    Trent-Williams-stance

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, April 24, six days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five facts about the Redskins’ draft history: —The Redskins currently have 20 players that they drafted on their roster. The longest tenured among them is…

  24. Need to Know: The five pivotal games on the Redskins’ 2015 schedule

    Apr 23, 2015, 4:59 AM EDT

    Kerrigan-Romo

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, April 23, seven days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. Nickel coverage What are the pivotal games for the Redskins in 2015, the contests that could send the season in one direction or the other? Glad you asked, here…

  25. Plenty of pros and cons to Redskins’ decision on RG3 contract option

    Apr 22, 2015, 2:55 PM EDT

    RG3-passing-vs-Vikings

    According to a Washington Post report, the Redskins may be inclined to exercise their fifth-year option on Robert Griffin III unless they end up selecting Marcus Mariota on April 30, the first day of the NFL draft. Since it seems unlikely that Mariota will still be available, it looks like they could decide to extend…

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