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Draft Day 21

By on 4.26.08 | 4:20PM

The late Sean Taylor is always going to be a part of Redskins lore. The Washington Redskins are picking 21st in the first round -- 21, of course, the number of the late Sean Taylor. Last year in the playoffs the Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys 27-6 -- 21 points -- to make the playoffs before losing 35-14 -- also 21 points -- in the Wild Card round of the playoffs to the Seattle Seahawks.

It's not uncommon to see men -- of all ages and races -- in the D.C. area wearing "21" hats, and even jerseys as the weather warms up. One has to wonder, of course, whether the 'Skins will go with a defensive back to fill that glaring hole in their secondary. With 7 draft picks this year the Redskins look like they might try to build teams from within and get away from relying so heavily upon free agency. Three of the seven picks, though, are compensatory picks, and all come in the 7th round.

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