USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - NFC EAST -

Grade: B+

With­out a blue-chip of­fen­sive line­man avail­able, the Red­skins could have stocked the sec­ondary or gone pass rusher early, but Payne and Guice spell at­ti­tude. Washington got stronger up the mid­dle and found value in nearly every pick. Team of­fi­cials said draft­ing four Alabama play­ers in the past two years is co­in­ci­dence, but the cham­pi­onship DNA didn’t hurt. Hamilton stood out to the Red­skins when they scouted 2017 firstrounder Reuben Foster.

Best pick Up­side pick

Der­rius Guice has an an­gry run­ning style and will likely be mo­ti­vated by a per­ceived draft snub. It’s an equa­tion for a stand­out rookie sea­son from a player some felt ri­valed for­mer LSU team­mate Leonard Four­nette as a run­ner.

Tim Set­tle still be­ing around in the fifth round stunned coach Jay Gru­den. With Payne and Allen, Set­tle gives the Red­skins three play­ers who can play three dif­fer­ent po­si­tions up front.



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