18. Washington Redskins
At this time last offseason, the Washington Redskins were considered one of the teams that seemed capable of making a deep run in the NFC thanks to a strong offense led by Kirk Cousins. With the departures of DeSean Jackson (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Pierre Garcon (San Francisco 49ers), nobody really knows what to truly expect from this team during the 2017 season.
Sure, the addition of Terrelle Pryor will still be better than nothing for Cousins to work with on offense, but it’s certainly not going to be the same without Jackson and Garcon. Not to mention, the Redskins will be facing plenty of pressure to succeed since there’s the risk of Cousins bolting in free agency next offseason after the quarterback has indicated his frustrations with the team on numerous occasions over not receiving a long-term deal.
As for the NFL Draft, at least Washington was fortunate to see Jonathan Allen slip all the way to No. 17 since many expected him to be off the board much earlier in the first round. Only time will tell, but this selection of Allen by the Redskins could turn out to be one of the biggest steals from the first round.