Washington Redskins 2014 NFL Draft Review

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Updated: 5/12 2:58 pm

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2 (47) - Trent Murphy, OLB, Stanford; 3 (66) Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia; 3 (78) - Spencer Long, OG, Nebraska; 4 (102) - Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson; 5 (142) - Ryan Grant, WR, Tulane; 6 (186) - Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor; 7 (217) - Ted Bolser, TE, Indiana; 7 (228) - Zach Hocker, PK, Arkansas

Top Picks Analysis: This time it hurt.

Talented Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson became the eighth player, and quite possibly the best, taken by the St. Louis Rams with the picks acquired from the Robert Griffin III trade with the Redskins.

Of course, offensive tackle also happens to be a major need position in the nation's capital these days. The 'Skins had some lesser options at the position when they finally got around to picking at No. 47 overall in the second round but passed on former Alabama star Cyrus Kouandjio, likely due to concerns over his balky knee, along with Virginia's Morgan Moses in favor of Stanford edge player Trent Murphy, who figures to be stick behind Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan on the depth chart.

"This will be interesting to see how he's used," NFL Network draft analyst Charles Davis said of Murphy. "He's not an explosive dynamic pass rusher but he's relentless."

The Redskins finally addressed their shaky offensive line in the third round by getting Moses, who fell to them at No. 66, and Nebraska guard Spencer Long.

Best Value Pick: Moses doesn't have great feet but a lot of scouts had him rated as a potential first-round or early-second-round selection. His long arms and strength make him tailor-made for the right tackle position.

Questionable Calls: Murphy's arrival signals the long-term prospects of Orakpo staying inside the beltway after this season are virtually nil. That said, Murphy isn't expected to be a major contributor until 2015 and it's tough to sell that narrative in a year when you don't have a first round pick.

Summary: A 3-13 disaster of a team without a first-round selection really shouldn't be taking luxury picks.

FINAL GRADE: C-

Undrafted rookie free agent signings: LS J.R. Carr, Tennessee; RB Silas Redd, USC; WR Cody Hoffman, BYU; QB Tommy Rees, Notre Dame; WR Rashad Lawrence, Northwestern; OT Chris Davenport, LSU; DB Justin Blake, Hampton; WR Lee Doss, Southern; DT Robert Thomas, Arkansas; WR Kofi Hughes, Indiana

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