2016 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Washington Redskins

With the NFL season over it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY  basis.  Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two.


Round 1: 0-5
Round 2: 0-4
Round 3: 0-3
Round 4: 0-2
Round 5: 0-1
Round 6 – Undrafted:  Points only awarded if player was productive, no scale.

Bonus points are awarded to any player who out-performed their draft slot.

Round 1 – Josh Doctson WR, TCU
 – Doctson battled nagging injuries early in the season before finally put on IR.  The team will need to wait until year two to fully feel his impact.
Score – 0/5

Round 2 – Su’a Cravens OLB, USC
Analysis – 
Cravens suited up for 11 games with three starts.  He had 34 tackles, a sack, and an interception.  There is plenty of potential here, but the Redskins had to have wanted a bit more form their second round pick.
Score – 3/4

Round 3 Kendall Fuller CB, Va. Tech
Analysis – 
Fuller was active 13 games and started 6 of those.  He knocked down a couple passes and had 42 tackles.  Not bad for a third round pick.
Score – 2.5/3

Round 5 – Matt Ioannidis DT, Temple
Analysis – Matt was active for 10 games but only had 8 tackles.
Score – .25/1

Round 6 – Nate Sudfield QB, Indiana
Analysis –The Skins never meant to play Sudfield in 2016 and he obliged them.
Score – 0/0

Round 7 – Steven Daniels LB, Boston College
 Analysis – Daniels was placed on IR so we’ll never know how he would’ve fared on the field his rookie season.
Score – 0/0

Round 7 – Keith Marshall RB, Georgia
 Analysis – Marshall’s rookie season was lost when he was placed on I.R.
Score – 0/0

Undrafte – Rob Kelley RB, Tulane
 Analysis – Rob was a huge surprise for the Redskins.  He was  tough inside runner who gained over 700 yds on the ground and scored 6 times.  He very well could be the Redskins’ new feature back.
Score – 1/0


FINAL SCORE & GRADE   6.75/13|  52%| F

The Redskins 2016 Draft class gets an F for year one but that is because of injuries for the most part.  Their first round pick WR Josh Doctson couldn’t get healthy and was ultimately put on I.R. Second round linebacker Su’a Cravens also was struck by the injury bug, but still flashed plenty of potential.  Third round corner, Kendall Fuller showed he can play at the NFL level.  He faced some really good receivers and for the most part held his own on the way to making 42 tackles.  The team found a diamond in the rough after the Draft was over.  RB Rob Kelley quickly worked his way up to a starter and was a hard runner who helped open up the passing game for Kirk Cousins.  This grade will go up over time and it could be as soon as Josh Doctson and Cravens get back to 100% health.

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