Will 2018 be the year Stephen Troese gets to see his Washington Redskins win the Super Bowl? Jay Gruden, Kirk Cousins, and the rest of the Redskins staff and team sure hope so. The road to the Super Bowl starts next month in Philadelphia during the 2017 NFL Draft. Who will they draft? Stephen Troese knows that the Redskins have several people in mind.

First, on their list is probably Christian McCaffery, the big pass-catching back from Stanford. He fits the bill in Jay Gruden’s offense and can help address many holes the offense currently has. Dalvin Cook could be considered as well, but the Florida State running back caused some concern for scouts after several shaky pre-draft workouts.

If the Redskins don’t go after a running back with their first pick, they may look to shape up the defense instead. They have holes at safety and the D-line, so they could go a number of directions. Names being floated include Jonathan Allen (DT, Alabama), Malik McDowell (DT, MSU), or even Budda Baker (S, Washington). And don’t disregard wide receiver. Although the Redskins picked up Terrelle Pryor, they lost DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon to free agency so they could use another back – especially one that is considered to be a deep threat.

As a season-ticket holder, Stephen Troese is a big Skins fan who has been with the team during years of triumph and years of rebuilding. As a big fan, he will devote this blog space towards news and opinions about the Redskins. From the draft to Week 16 and hopefully the post-season, you will get analysis from a big fan. Visit this blog early and often for the latest on the Redskins and their Super Bowl hopes.