Signs point to Redskins seeking defensive back with first pick

Washington thin in secondary Brad Biggs

Print This April 13, 2013, 02:23 PM EST

The Washington Redskins aren’t just short handed when it comes to salary cap.

They’re also light on draft picks because of the ransom they paid to trade up and select quarterback Robert Griffin III last year. The St. Louis Rams hold their first-round pick and as a result the Redskins will not have their first pick until No. 51 overall – the 19th selection of the second round.

According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, all signs point to the team seeking a defensive back at that spot. Washington’s needs abound in the secondary. The team tried to sign Antoine Winfield in free agency even after luring DeAngelo Hall back. That is because they are in need of a nickel cornerback.

As Jones points out, the Redskins are also missing a free safety and projected starting strong safety Brandon Meriweather is coming back from a torn ACL.

The good news is that cornerback is considered one of the strengths of the draft. We’ll see what the Redskins can find when they’re on the clock.

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Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune

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