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• Round 7 - TE Shannon Sharpe*, C Tom Nalen*, RT Harry Swayne (free agent).

• Round 9 - FB Howard Griffith (free agent).

• Round 10 - LG Mark Schlereth* (free agent).

• Undrafted - WR Rod Smith (who would later play in three Pro Bowls), LT Tony Jones* (acquired in a trade).

See? You just need a little imagination.

Sunday in Miami, the Redskins will have to contend with one of the best pass rushers in the game: Cameron Wake, a Pro Bowl linebacker. Wake, who played his high school ball at DeMatha, toiled in Canada for two years before the Dolphins repatriated him. If I were the Redskins, I’d be combing the CFL for the next Cameron Wake. Heck, if I were the Redskins, I’d have scouts monitoring games of touch on the Ellipse.

So take these recent developments — the entrance of Anderson, Balmer, Choice, Johnson and Polumbus and the exit of short-term rental Dominique Byrd and thirtysomethings Donte Stallworth and Darrion Scott — as a hopeful sign. Shanahan and his general manager, Bruce Allen, are at least making more of an effort to acknowledge the obvious: The talent on this team isn’t nearly where it needs to be … and the clock is beginning to tick louder.