A lot of my friends on Twitter seem to think that if the Redskins have a strong draft they will be able to fill any holes in the starting lineup that may result from losing players as cap casualties or being unable to bring back some of their own free agents.
My friends need to think again. It’s time for a little myth busting.
The Redskins should get one starter out of this draft. If they do their homework very well and if they have some good luck they might get two. Anything beyond that is pretty much a pipe dream.
Let’s look at the record. How many players from each round of the 2012 draft wound up being starters for their team? Let’s give the rookie a few games as a sub to get his feet wet and then a few more to lose to injury and say that 10 starts constitutes being a starter for the year.
Round 1, 18 starters: That means that 14 first-rounders were not starters so about 45 percent of those selected in the first round did not start for their teams. That doesn’t mean that they are busts. Some, like guard David DeCastro of the Steelers and Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, were injured and others, like 49ers wide receiver A. J. Jenkins and Giants running back David Wilson, were brought along slowly by design. (Redskins: Robert Griffin III 15 starts)
Round 2, 12 starters: The odds of getting a starter here go down significantly. And in the last half of the round, where the Redskins’ initial pick, 51st overall, is, just three of the 15 players picked were starters. (Redskins: No second-round pick)
It's hard to find immediate starters in the draft
CSN Washington | Mar 1