2008, This was the last time the Washington Redskins had a top 5 defense in the NFL, but after recent offseason acquisitions many believe that will change sooner then later. These acquisitions include players such as Chase Young, Kendall Fuller, Sean Davis, and Khaleke Hudson. The first of these acquisitions was Corner Back Kendall Fuller who is making his return to the team that drafted him in 2016. After 2 seasons in Washington and showing his undeniable talent as a slot Corner he was shipped out in a trade to Kansas City for QB Alex Smith, Now another 2 years later Kendall has signed a 4 year 40 million dollar deal to make him a Washington Redskin once again.
The next signing was that of Maryland native and former Pittsburgh Steeler free safety Sean Davis. While Sean wasn‘t able to play much last season due to a shoulder injury from week 1, any viewer could see his talent through his first three seasons where he racked up 5 interception, 242 Tackles, 11 TFLs, and 3 sacks.
The Next two acquisitions of Chase Young and Khaleke Hudson were via the draft with Young being drafted 2nd overall and Hudson being drafted 162nd overall. Being the second overall pick puts a lot of weight on Young’s shoulders but, via reports from within the organization they believe he’s ready for the challenge comparing him to future Hall of Famer Julius Peppers. While Young‘s first 2 seasons were stellar, his Junior season was like we’d seen in years. Last season Chase racked up 16.5 sacks, 21 TFLs, and 46 tackles making him arguably the best defensive prospect in the last decade. While Khaleke Hudson didn’t put up quite the same numbers as Chase, he was no slouch either. In His senior season he put up 101 tackles, 3 TFLs and 1 sack, these number may not jump off the page but he has shown his versatility through out his 4 season a Michigan playing safety, defensive back, and outside linebacker.