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Preseason power rankings: No. 26 Washington Redskins

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The Washington Redskins were the NFL's second worst team in 2013. This year they try to start anew again.

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2013 Record: 3-13

Notable Losses: Josh Morgan, Adam Carriker, Will Montgomery, London Fletcher

Notable Gains: Andre Roberts, DeSean Jackson, Shaun Lauvao, Jason Hatcher, Ryan Clark

Draft Class:Trent Murphy, Morgan Moses, Spencer Long, Bashaud Breeland, Ryan Grant, Lache Seastrunk, Ted Bolser, Zach Hocker

The Facts: The Redskins were wretched in special teams and defense in 2013. The Redskins addressed that in the draft, but they aren't going to field an elite unit, especially with their secondary. However, their special teams needs to improve the most, as they fielded the NFL's worst special teams unit in 2013.

To bolster their special teams, they brought in Robert Malone and Brent Clingan to replace struggling Sav Rocca, and drafted Zach Hocker to compete with Kai Forbath. Offensively they should be great. They have Trent Williams and they drafted Morgan Moses and Spencer Long. At wide receiver they have Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson,Andre Roberts, Ryan Grant, Santana Moss, and Aldrick Robinson.

If Jordan Reed stays healthy they have a great threat at tight end. Alfred Morris, Roy Helu, Darrel Young, and Lache Seastrunk gives the Redskins a deep and talented running back stable. However the big question for the Redskins is whether RG3 can return to his 2012 form and whether he can stay healthy and succeed in Jay Grudens' system, as that determines the Redskins current and future success.

Predicted Record: 7-9. Wins against Jaguars, Titans, Cowboys, Giants, Vikings, Rams and Eagles.

If you disagree with my assessment and ranking remember: Unless it's something crazy, your guess is as good as mine.