Things are a little clearer now.
With free agency starting on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, the Redskins completed a trade with the St. Louis Rams for the No. 2 pick in the draft.
The Redskins should be able to address a glaring need with that pick – quarterback appears to be the obvious choice, even though general manager Bruce Allen won’t come out and confirm it.
If that’s the case, then the Redskins’ free agent needs come into focus.
On offense, wide receiver and offensive tackle are needs.
The Redskins are eager to add more playmakers to the offense and they may try to acquire either an established No. 1 receiver or a young receiver with great potential. San Diego’s Vincent Jackson, Indianapolis's Pierre Garcon and New York Giants’ Mario Manningham are among free agents.
On defense, inside linebacker, cornerback and safety are needs.
Inside linebacker could be a glaring need if the Redskins are unable to re-sign
Detroit’s Stephen Tulloch and Minnesota’s E.J. Henderson – the former Maryland standout – are among free agents at the position.
At cornerback, the Redskins are expected to return both starters
Safety became a glaring need with Monday’s release of free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe. Strong safety
Cincinnati’s Reggie Nelson is a free safety option in free agency, while veterans Jordan Babineaux and Jim Leonhard are strong safety options.
The Redskins are also expected to add depth at several positions, perhaps even at quarterback. Even if they draft a top prospect, they may need a veteran to solidify the position.