This will come as no surprise, but it is so incredibly depressing:
Pro Bowlers: 3 (29th)
Draftees Active in 2010: 26 (32nd)
Players with 50+ Career AV: 0 (t-31st)
Players with 20+ Career AV: 11 (32nd)
Best Pick: TE Chris Cooley (3rd round, 2004)
Worst Pick: WR Malcolm Kelly (2nd round, 2007)
Summary: Congratulations, Dan Snyder. You’re the only constant in a franchise that has been absolutely terrible in all of their different war rooms of the 2000s. The Redskins, far and away, have got less out of their drafts than any other team – in fact, they might have done better in the 1970s when they were trading away all of their top picks for veterans every year. It’s not that they’ve drafted acres of busts, like Detroit or Oakland, it’s that they’ve traded up a lot, failed to get big hits, lost out on volume, and left themselves needing to overpay for underachievers in free agency. The Redskins had only 21 picks in the first three rounds, fewest in the decade, and missed on more than half. They’re the poster boys for why trading up doesn’t work – and this year, they finally figured it out, adding extra picks and moving down a lot. Maybe the 2010s will be theirs.
Click through to Cold Hard Football Facts for their complete 2000s NFL draft grades for all 32 teams. The Redskins are dead f—ing last.