The Redskins have drafted 21 players in the past two years and 19 of them are still with the organization. With the possibility of some roster cuts and some free agents leaving it is time to examine the draft picks and see who might be ready to step up and start and who might be ready for an increased role. OnWednesday we looked at the 2011 draft class and today we look at 2012. Already starters From the 2012 draft class, Robert Griffin III (round 1) is the starting quarterback and Alfred Morris (6) is the running back. Roles established Kirk Cousins (4) will be the quarterback while Griffin is rehabbing his knee injury, no matter how long that takes and his backup when he returns. Possible 2013 starters Josh LeRibeus (3) played well at left guard late in the season-ending Dallas game and for most of the Seattle playoff game when starter Kory Lichtensteiger went out with an ankle injury. Lichtensteiger is a free agent and LeRibeus will be a strong candidate to take his job if he departs. Starting right tackle Tyler Polumbus is a free agent as is 2010-2011 starter Jammal Brown. That could open the door for Tom Compton (6) and Maurice Hurt (7th round 2011) to compete for the job. When Polumbus missed the Week 17 game against the Eagles it was Hurt who got the call. He was respectable in that game but Compton could have more upside.
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