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Washington did all of their roster building in free agency and during the 2011 draft. How quickly we forget.
Just a year ago, we heard a lot of talk about the new, patient Redskins. They drafted 12 players overall and nine made the Week 1 roster, including three seventh-round selections. The development of this class will go a long way towards determining how Griffin's rookie season is viewed. There are potential second-year defensive stars (Ryan Kerrigan, Jarvis Jenkins) to keep games close and solid offensive role players (Leonard Hankerson, Roy Helu, and Evan Royster).
The running back position and offensive line are far more questionable. Mike Shanahan always manages to find some protection at tailback from odd places, but he's pushing his luck with Helu, Royster, and sixth-round pick Alfred Morris. Don't be surprised if a veteran is added.
Add it all up, and the Redskins depth chart doesn't look complete just yet. It also doesn't look as barren and desperate as it did a year ago. It's a transitional year. Griffin has some talent to work with, especially at receiver and tight end.