Dec 23, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins helmets along the sidelines prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Redskins defeated the Eagles 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft Grades: Washington Redskins


The 2013 NFL Draft has come and gone, and now it’s time for some reflection. While some teams traded around to get who they want, others stood pat to see who would slide to them — and if there’s one thing to remember about this draft it’s players that slid around the rounds. But now that the draft is behind us, the all important grading phase has begun, so lets take a look at how the Washington Redskins did in this year’s NFL Draft.

Draft Picks

  • (51) David Amerson, db, N.C. State
  • (85) Jordan Reed, te, Florida
  • (119) Phillip Thomas, db, Fresno State
  • (154) Chris Thompson, rb, Florida State
  • (162) Brandon Jenkins, lb, Florida State
  • (191) Bacarri Rambo, db, Georgia
  • (228) Jawan Jamison, rb, Rutgers.

Best Pick: David Amerson, CB/N.C. State

Amerson is a guy that wasn’t super high on draft boards but will eventually develop into a solid defensive back in the NFL. Washington needed to fortify their secondary and they did that very thing with Amerson’s selection. He’s going to step up right away and be an impact player for the Redskins and could develop into an elite guy within the next few years.

Worst Pick: Chris Thompson, RB/Florida State

When he’s healthy, Chris Thompson is a Warrick Dunn type of player that can glide all over the field and be a real threat out of the Redskins backfield. BUt he’s been plagued by injuries his whole career and may end up taking a backseat to Jawan Jamison if he shining in OTA’s. It’s not that Thompson is a bad pick, rather he’s a risky one.

Analysis: For not having a lot of picks, the Redskins really whipped up a good draft. From David Amerson to Philip Thomas and even Bacarri Rambo, Washington really helped itself get younger and more talented on defense. Even the risky picks like Chris Thompson may end up being really great picks, but it’s all in how things pan out.

2013 Draft Grade: B-

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