Although the secondary remains a work in progress, the Redskins projected starting lineup for 2013 is the ninth best in the NFL... so says an analysis of pre-NFL draft lineups by Rotoworld.com.
Rotoworld's Evan Silva has Tyler Polumbus starting at right tackle and Logan Paulsen at tight end, otherwise pretty much the starters that Mike Shanahan rolled out all season long. Obviously, a healthy Robert Griffin III is figured into this ranking.
This ranking assumes all goes well with Griffin's right knee. By all accounts, his recovery thus far is "ahead of schedule." Returning all five offensive line starters, the Redskins pound defenses into submission with the run game. When RG3 is healthy, they also field a quick-strike, bomb-happy vertical passing attack that hit peak performance when Garcon was healthy last season. Free agent TE Fred Davis, coming off a torn Achilles' tendon, figures to return on an incentive-laden contract. The Skins haven't lost anyone from their top-five offense.
On defense, Silva has Jarvis Jenkins starting over Adam Carriker, with E.J. Biggers and DeJon Gomes joining Brandon Meriweather and Josh Wilson in the secondary.
The Redskins' lone significant loss from last year's defense is CB DeAngelo Hall, who is maddeningly inconsistent in coverage and may return at a reduced rate anyway. Secondary deficiencies can also be masked by ferocious pass rush, and top edge rusher (Brian) Orakpo is back from his torn pectoral. The front seven is strong, but the defensive backfield must still be addressed early and often in April's draft. Biggers, Gomes, and Meriweather are all borderline starters or worse. After the RG3 trade, Washington won’t draft in this year’s first round but has seven picks, beginning at No. 51.
Who has the top starters heading into the draft? How about the Seattle Seahawks? The worst lineup goes to the Oakland Raiders, according to Silva.
It's a nice breakdown of all 32 clubs... check it out when you get a chance!