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Best Redskins Draft Picks By Round

As the 2015 NFL Draft approaches, take a look back at some notable first-round draft picks throughout Redskins history.

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Since 1937, the year the Redskins moved to Washington, D.C., the team has participated in 78 NFL Drafts, selecting a total of 674 players. As we approach their 79th, here is a look at some of their best selections from each round through history.

(It was too hard to choose a Top 3 for the Redskins' many spectacular first-round draft picks)


Here's a gallery looking back at the top 10 Redskins in career receptions during their time in Washington.


1937 -- Quarterback Sammy Baugh, TCU

1964 – Wide Receiver Charley Taylor, Arizona State

1980 – Wide Receiver Art Monk, Syracuse

1983 – Cornerback Darrell Green, Texas A&I

2004 – Safety Sean Taylor, Miami

Honorable Mentions:

2000 – Offensive lineman Chris Samuels, Alabama

1981 – Offensive Lineman Mark May, Pittsburgh

1938 – Fullback Andy Farkas, Detroit Mercy


1964 – Safety Paul Krause, Iowa

1970 – Defensive lineman Bill Brundige, Colorado

1999 – Offensive lineman Jon Jansen, Michigan


1981 – Offensive lineman Russ Grimm, Pittsburgh

1983 – Defensive lineman Charles Mann, Nevada

2004 – Tight end Chris Cooley, Utah State


1960 – Offensive lineman Vince Promuto, Holy Cross

1979 – Tight end Don Warren, San Diego State

1996 –Running back Stephen Davis, Auburn


1968 – Punter Mike Bragg, Richmond

Here's a gallery looking back at some of the players the Redskins have taken in the first-round of the NFL Draft through the years.

1981 – Defensive lineman Dexter Manley, Oklahoma State

1987 – Running back Timmy Smith, Texas Tech


1969 – Linebacker Harold McLinton, Southern

1986 – Quarterback Mark Rypien, Washington State

1987 – Offensive Lineman Ed Simmons, Washington


1963 – Punter/End Pat Richter, Wisconsin

1979 – Linebacker Rich Milot, Penn State

1994 – Quarterback Gus Frerotte, Tulsa


1942 – Offensive Lineman Al DeMao, 9th Round, Duquesne

1950 – Quarterback Eddie LeBaron, 10th Round, Pacific

1965 – Linebacker Chris Hanburger, 18th Round, North Carolina.




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