Redskins NFL Draft Blueprint: Top choices for all 8 picks

WASHINGTON — The 2018 NFL Draft begins Thursday night, and the Washington Redskins need everything.

I know it sounds a tad hyperbolic to say that about a 7-9 team that narrowly missed the playoffs, but it’s true. Think the Redskins are set at QB? Alex Smith has three to four years here, tops. Like the cornerback depth? Surely you forgot Kendall Fuller is gone and Josh Norman is 30 years old. Good at tight end? Jordan Reed is injury-prone and Vernon Davis is 34 years old.

That said, some of the Redskins’ positional needs are more dire than others. They probably won’t burn their first-round pick on a QB since the demand is high and the best prospects are expected to be long gone by the time Washington’s 13th overall pick comes around.

So, here are the five players (in my order of value) the Redskins should select when they’re on the clock in Round 1, and whom they should target in the ensuing rounds.

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