The hits just won’t stop coming for the Washington Redskins in 2013 will they? And no, that’s not even a bad pun attempt about Robert Griffin III getting crushed weekly by opposing defenses this year.
For those who aren’t familiar with the NFL – The draft order is set by how successful each team was the previous season. The team that wins the Super Bowl gets the 32nd pick each round out of 32 teams. Meaning, the worst team gets the first pick, keeping the league’s competitive balance in order as much as possible.
At 3-9, the Redskins currently own a record that would solidify the 2nd overall pick in the 2014 draft. Which would be great, if they actually got to select a player there. South Carolina’s standout defensive end Jadeveon Clowney would be an awesome building block to repair this truly wretched defense. But the Redskins will not be selecting at that number 2 spot. Washington’s draft slot in the first round will be sent to the St. Louis Rams as the last piece of compensation for the rights to draft RG3.
I fully supported then and still support now the Redskins decision to make the RG3 deal. Landing a QB was more than imperative. But being so close to an impact defensive stud like Clowney after an abysmal season like Washington’s 2013 effort is just a tad hard to deal with. Even with a horrible 2013 season, I feel the Skins are trending up. I guess what I’m getting at is that “earning” a top draft selection again isn’t in the game plan in the near future. Missing out on a player like Clowney now will most likely come back to bite. What can go wrong, will go wrong… Murphy’s Law is a bitch.