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2019 Redskins NFL Draft Bracket: Who's the better choice between Greedy Williams and Brian Burns?

2019 Redskins NFL Draft Bracket: Who's the better choice between Greedy Williams and Brian Burns?

NBC Sports Washington wants Redskins fans to help decide the team's ideal 2019 first-round pick by voting in the Redskins Draft Bracket on Twitter. Before you vote, though, take in this breakdown of the next matchup.

The Redskins are building up their defense, and Greedy Williams and Brian Burns would be additional reinforcements for that unit at pick No. 15. Conveniently enough, those two prospects are facing one another in this edition of the 2019 Redskins Draft Bracket.

So, how did they get here and who should move on? It's time to review and then look ahead.

Williams: The LSU corner beat out his fellow Tiger teammate, Devin White, in Round 1. White's an electric linebacker, but Williams dispatched him rather easily.

Burns: In a surprising upset — and a surprising blowout — the Florida State edge rusher cruised by Dwayne Haskins. It might've been the most impressive victory in the first set of showdowns.

Who should win this one?: If both of these guys are available when Washington takes its turn, they'd both fill crucial needs. However, they'd fill needs of different kinds.

The Redskins' cornerback situation is fairly settled... for 2019. There were rumblings that perhaps Josh Norman could be on the move, but he's still in D.C. As long as Quinton Dunbar's peculiar shin issue is behind him, he's a quality starter on the other side.

Fabian Moreau, meanwhile, had an uneven 2018 but will hopefully take a step forward now that he has a full campaign of experience. Then there are younger players like Greg Stroman and Adonis Alexander who will continue to develop, too.

That doesn't disqualify Williams as the franchise's eventual selection, though. Norman could easily be gone after this season, and who knows how those second-year pros will pan out? The 'Skins may need another elite corner in 12 months, so why not snag what many believe is the best one in this class?

Burns, on the other hand, would have the chance to take on a major role this coming September. 

As of now, Ryan Anderson is slated to get a lot of snaps playing opposite of Ryan Kerrigan. While he's a useful piece in the run game, he doesn't project to be a terror for opposing signal callers when they drop back. But Burns, with his crazy get-off and wingspan, does.

Because it's a more pressing need, and probably a more vital position in today's NFL, Burns should get your vote over Williams. Giving Kerrigan a fellow threat is a key item to fulfill this offseason, and besides, if Burns becomes that threat, maybe you don't need top-flight CBs on the back end because the QB will be in such a hurry to get rid of the ball.

You've heard the case for both players. Now, retweet or like depending on whom you'd prefer to see move on in the bracket.

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Reports: Redskins' three minority owners attempting to sell their stakes in the franchise

Reports: Redskins' three minority owners attempting to sell their stakes in the franchise

The three minority owners of the Washington Redskins -- Frederick Smith, Robert Rothman, and Dwight Schar -- are trying to sell their stake in the team, according to a report from the Washington Post on Sunday night. Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio first reported Sunday afternoon that Smith and Schar wanted to sell.

The three men have reportedly hired a banking firm to help the search for potential buyers, but according to Florio they have not had much luck. The trio is "not happy being a partner" to Redskins majority owner Dan Snyder, according to the Post.

Smith, Rothman and Schar are Washington's lone minority partners and makeup about 40% of the franchise's ownership group, according to the Post. The three minority owners are the only members of Washington's ownership group outside of Snyder, along with his sister and his mother.

Smith is the CEO and founder of FedEx, one of Washington's largest corporate sponsors. FedEx currently holds the naming rights to Washington's home stadium, FedEx Field, through 2025. The stadium lease expires in 2027.  

This past Thursday, FedEx became one of the first major corporate sponsors of the Redskins to publicly place pressure on the franchise to change its name. Other companies such as Nike, which removed all Redskins' products from its website, along with Bank of America and PepsiCo followed shortly after.

In response, the Redskins released a statement on Friday that the team is undergoing a "thorough review" of the team's name. All signs point toward an inevitable change. New head coach Ron Rivera has said that he hopes the name is changed prior to the 2020 season, which begins in September.

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Former Redskins CB Shawn Springs wouldn't mind a red, white and blue color scheme with new name

Former Redskins CB Shawn Springs wouldn't mind a red, white and blue color scheme with new name

Over the next few days, and in the spirit of a Presidential election year, NBC Sports Washington is polling ex-Redskins players and NFLers who grew up in the DMV for their thoughts on the burgundy-and-gold's pending name change - and what name THEY would like to see.  

With the Redskins officially reviewing their name for a seemingly imminent change, suggestions from fans have poured in. 

Not only do you see name ideas like the "Washington Red Tails" or "Washington Warriors", but nowadays you see logo mockups, uniform designs and new color schemes to go along with them. With almost too many to choose, former Washington all-pro cornerback Shawn Springs highlighted the best suggestions he's seen.

"I like the Washington Warriors or the Senators," Springs told NBC Sports Washington. "With the Senators, you have the Capitals and Nationals, so you can keep that theme in DC."

Springs, a Silver Spring native, played in Washington from 2004-to-08, tallying 12 interceptions, 250 tackles and 52 passes defended. He seemed to like the idea of including the Redskins in the nation's capital theme, especially if it meant changing the team's color scheme to match every other pro team in the city.

"I like the fact that the Nats, Wizards [and Capitals] all wear red white and blue," he said. "I think that'd be a real cool thing for DC. And hell, both the [Nationals and Capitals] won. I just like something that's gonna give you a theme with the rest of the teams [in DC]."

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Washington's controversial name could be seen as divisive for the city's sports fans, so what better way to unite everyone than every team sharing the same color scheme. Pittsburgh is the only other city whose pro sports teams (Penguins, Steelers, Pirates) use the same color scheme, and it certainly works for them. 

One obstacle going with the Senators would be the fact that the name belonged to the city's baseball team from 1901-1960 and again as an expansion team from 1961 to 1971. But Senators 1.0 moved to Minnesota to become the Twins and Senators 2.0 left quickly for Texas to become the Rangers. Baseball has since returned to DC and the Nationals couldn't be a better name for the franchise. Why not bring "Senators" back in a different sport?

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You can recapture some of the town's sports history and perhaps even recycle some of the logo/uniform concepts they used years ago. Not to mention how cool it'd be for a Walter Johnson jersey to become appropriate attire at an NFL game.

Whatever the team's name ends up being, this whole saga has bred a ton of creativity and done a lot of heavy lifting for everyone set to choose new fantasy football team names this year.

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