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Redskins Stockpile Four Picks In 5th & 7th Rounds: What's The Goal?

After trading the 62nd overall pick to the Miami Dolphis (who drafted Kansas State RB Daniel Thomas), the Washington Redskins now have compiled four 5th round picks: numbers 144, 146, 152, and 155). They also have four picks in the 7th round. What's the point of this?

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The 'Skins went 6-10 in 2010, finding it difficult to compete with their foes in the NFC East, winning two of the six divisional games they played. Washington only amassed 29 sacks on defense last year, while at the same time only grabbing 14 interceptions.

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This is a team with a lot of problems on both sides of the ball. With nine picks in the last three rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft, they may go two directions:

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1. Stockpiling raw talent that has potential, hoping that a good training camp will develop some cheap, talented players for their roster this upcoming season.

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2. Trading several picks for a higher pick in the 2012 NFL Draft -- it's not impossible.

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Should the Redskins draft all of their remaining picks, I'd expect to see at least three of the following positions get drafted, if not more than once: quarterback, cornerback, safety, defensive end, offensive linemen, "speed guys" for the return game.

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Either way, these picks won't make Washington a contender. They will make the team more fiscally responsible, however -- that might just be the real goal here, anyway.