Draft Grades – Washington Racial Slurs
I’ve been looking at the fantasy repercussions of the 2013 Draft and giving out a few grades and rankings. The grades mostly focus on fantasy-relevant positions, but I’m also examining overall positional value and strategy. A complete list of teams already covered can be found at my author archive.
No. 10 Washington [Epithet Deleted] Grade: B+
Washington did a solid job of matching value and need. A team that struggled in the secondary last season, they managed three intriguing picks with David Amerson, Phillip Thomas, and Bacarri Rambo. Amerson and Thomas led the nation in interceptions back-to-back in 2011 and 2012, while Rambo was projected as a possible late second round pick by draftniks.
They also added to the explosiveness and multiplicity of their offense by taking everyone’s favorite joker tight end, Jordan Reed. The Fighting Cultural Insensitives have Pierre Garcon and two RotoViz breakout targets in Leonard Hankerson and Aldrick Robinson. They should be an unstoppable juggernaut once RG3 develops the passing chops to run the full scheme.
Teams should draft at least one RB in the late rounds every season, but the Jawan Jamison pick gave the impression Washington’s draft board didn’t reach all the way to 228. He’ll be competing with Stepfan Taylor and Mike Gillislee to be the runner most overdrafted on media reputation. Washington seems ready to bail on Roy Helu, making Chris Thompson easily the more intriguing of the two picks.