March 28, 2012; Palm Beach, FL, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan listens to a reporters questions during the NFC head coaches media breakfast at the Breakers Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
The Washington Redskins made a bold move in trading multiple first round picks to the Rams for the No. 2 overall pick and the rights to who will likely end up being Baylor's Robert Griffin III. But the Redskins still have needs beyond that. SB Nation's Redskins blog, Hogs Haven, addresses those needs.
Quarterback (obviously), CB, and Safety (both sides). For quarteback, it's been one failed experiment after another in the Shanahan era. McNabb, Grossman, Beck....enough is enough. The Redskins had the third most INTs last season and given the porous free agent options, the Redskins traded the farm to secure RG3, which has been vastly approved by the local media and fans.
The CB position is also on red alert. The Redskins currently have two serviceable CBs on their squad, DHall and Josh Wilson. Surely, the Redskins coaching staff cannot be happy with Hall's lack of effort tackling though out the season, but the bigger concern is not having a backup should one of them go down, and equally important, there's no nickel corner to cover slot WRs. Redskins MUST address this position in the draft.
The safety position also has me losing sleep. Atogwe and Landry were let go this off-season, so that leaves DJ Gomes and Brandon Meriweather as the only options. Lord, help us. I can't help but think the Redskins take Oklahoma State, FS, Markelle Martin in the 3rd round if he's still available (perhaps trading both fourth round picks to move back into the 3rd).
For more news and notes on the Washington Redskins, visit Hogs Haven and SB Nation DC. Check out our 2012 NFL mock draft as selected by SB Nation NFL bloggers. And make sure to visit SB Nation's draft blog, Mocking The Draft, for more on the NFL draft.