Draft grades: Redskins pass with flying colors

Josh Luckenbaugh
April 29, 2019 - 8:14 am

With the dust settled on the 2019 NFL Draft, the focus now shifts to how each team did. And among experts and fans alike, the Redskins passed with flying colors.

Washington addressed several needs while also generating excitement within the fanbase, taking Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins and speedy edge rusher Montez Sweat in the first round before adding depth at wide receiver, offensive line and defense on Days 2 and 3. 

Here's how the experts graded the Redskins' draft class:

ESPN's Mel Kiper: A- 

USA Today's Nate Davis: A-

NFL.com's Chad Reuter: B+

Washington Post's Mark Maske: A-

Sports Illustrated's Andy Benoit: B

SB Nation's Dan Kadar: A-

Sporting News' Vinnie Iyer: A 

Bleacher Report's Kristopher Knox: A

Additionally, Eric "EB" Bickel of The Sports Junkies believes the Redskins "crushed" the draft. 

"At first glance, on paper, they seem to fill needs and they seem to get value," Bickel said Monday. "I really like what they did."

"Now we could come back halfway through the year and these guys are all awful and they look out of place and look like they'll never hit. Then it's fair to re-grade. But I think, at first glance, they did a great job."

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