The 10 best draft choices by the Redskins since 2000

Trent Williams has already been named to seven Pro Bowls. [Image Source: Flickr | Keith Allison]
Trent Williams has already been named to seven Pro Bowls. [Image Source: Flickr | Keith Allison]

Two offensive linemen head the list of best recent draft selections by the Redskins.

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After looking at the best recent draft picks for teams that occupy the first 14 selections of April’s draft, it’s time to look at the Redskins who have the 15th pick. Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports has them selecting tight end Noah Fant out of Iowa with that pick in his latest mock draft.

The Redskins have only made the playoffs four times since 2000, and they haven’t had a season with more than 10 wins during that time. Despite the relative lack of success in the last two decades, there have been draft choices they have nailed over that time.

Note: Only time with the Redskins is considered for this list. Where they were drafted makes a difference - meaning this isn’t exactly a top-ten players drafted by Washington since 2000 list. Some late-round picks that didn’t quite make the list but had solid careers with the team include Reed Doughty (sixth round, 2006), Perry Riley (fourth round, 2010), Chris Thompson (fifth round, 2013), Bashaud Breeland (fourth round, 2014), Jamison Crowder (fourth round, 2015), and Chase Roullier (sixth round, 2017).

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Trent Williams, OT - 1st round, 4th overall (2010); time with Redskins: 2010-present

For each of the last seven seasons, Williams has been named to the Pro Bowl. He has started 119 games for the Redskins, most of which having come as a left tackle.

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Chris Samuels, OT - 1st round, 3rd overall (2000); time with Redskins: 2000-2009

The position of left tackle hasn't been one of need for Washington in a while as before Trent Williams manned the position, the team had Samuels lined up there. Samuels started 141 games and six times was named to the Pro Bowl.

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