Studs: QB Donovan McNabb, LB Brian Orakpo, CB DeAngelo Hall
Duds: DT Albert Haynesworth
Sleepers: QB Rex Grossman, RB Ryan Torain, WR Devin Thomas
X-Factor: Old and washed up or Established and savvy? M.Shanahan/D.McNabb
Synopsis: There’s a new sheriff in town with the arrival of new head coach Mike Shanahan, who brings a Super Bowl pedigree with him and instantly command respect in the locker room, something they have lacked in years past. The spat between the Redskins and DT Albert Haynesworth got very ugly during the offseason. Both sides are trying to work through the power struggle. The defense was ranked 10th in the league last season, led by rookie LB Brian Orakpo, who registered 11 sacks. Despite the team’s success, Washington decided to convert from a 4-3 scheme to a 3-4 attack.