By Ben Sullivan
How bad have the Redskins been at drafting fresh talent?
Pro Football Focus broke down how all 32 teams fared from 2005-2015 using their Wins Above Replacement Draft Chart, and the Redskins game in second-to-last place, ahead of only the Indianapolis Colts.
The Washington Redskins ranked 25th among the 32 teams in terms of wins from 2005-15, yet they had the second least draft capital. Even if we forget about the trade to select Robert Griffin III — when they gave up two WAR in draft capital, which can be worth it when drafting a quarterback — they still had only marginally more draft capital than the Pittsburgh Steelers, who won almost 50 more games during that stretch.
If you look at some of the Redskins’ early-round picks during that time, it comes as no surprise that they ranked near the bottom of the league. Trent Murphy, David Amerson, Jarvis Jenkins, Devin Thomas, Spencer Long. All of whom have since moved on after a short stint in Washington.