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During Dan Snyder’s first eight drafts as Washington’s owner (not counting 2001 when coach Marty Schottenheimer was in control), the Redskins didn’t fare as well as their NFC East rivals: the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. Washington had the fewest picks (52) and starting seasons (43). The Eagles had the most picks (68) and second-most starting seasons (60). The Cowboys were at 59 and 55, the Giants at 58 and 52.

Year Picks/Starters/Pro BowlPlayers

       WASH     DALL     NYG     PHIL

2000 8/2/2     5/1/0    7/2/0   7/2/1

2002 10/3/0   9/4/2    7/3/1   8/4/2

2003 3/1/0     7/4/2   11/3/1   6/1/0

2004 4/2/2     8/3/0    7/4/1   10/2/1

2005 6/2/0    8/7/3     4/3/1   11/6/1

2006 6/3/0    8/1/0     7/2/0    8/4/0

2007 5/1/0    8/0/1*   8/3/0    8/1/0

2008 10/1/0  6/0/0     7/0/0    10/1/0

TOTALS 52/15/4  59/20/8  58/20/4  68/21/5

* — Kicker Nick Folk made the Pro Bowl

— Starter defined as a player who started at least 8 games in 1 season for the team.

— David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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