NEW YORK — The Redskins were the second team to orchestrate a trade down in the first round, dealing the 10th overall pick to the Jaguars to acquire the 16th selection and the No. 49 choice, in the second round.
The move down six spots netted the Redskins DE Ryan Kerrigan – a player they might have targeted all along — and the extra pick, and it’s a move that NFL Network’s Marshall Faulk said was an astute one.
“Now they have a player to play on the opposite side of Brian Orakpo,” Faulk said. “This is what they need. They need playmakers on both sides of the ball. Trading back really helped them out.”
Before the trade, the Redskins had just two picks (No. 10 and 41) in the first four rounds.
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– Frank Tadych