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Fans thinking that the Redskins might have a major shift in their draft philosophy after the abrupt firing of Scot McCloughan should think again. McCloughan always talked about taking the best player on the board regardless of need. Bruce Allen says that the final say on who gets taken when the Redskins are on the clock will come down to the grade.
Although free agency doesn’t ever necessarily end, the biggest moves have already been made. Old needs have been filled by free agent signings, while many new needs have been created thanks in part to departures. As we slowly depart from all of the free agency buzz, we get closer to the 2017 NFL Draft.
Jakeem Grant needs to catch the ball better in 2017. He knows that. The coaching staff has said so, publicly and privately. But here’s what else the organization has told the second-year speedster: We believe in you, and have confidence that you can be an excellent returner. Now go do it. Grant has gotten the message. That’s why he’s dedicated his winter vacation to his craft. And that’s why he reached out to friend and teammate Matt Darr and invited him to West Texas this past weekend. Texas Tech — Grant’s alma mater — allowed the two Dolphins specialists to work out at Jones AT&T Stadium. Here’s how it went out in Lubbock: Darr would boom punts deep. Grant would look the ball into his hands,