Most eyes will watch the quarterbacks during Redskins minicamp, but there are real positional battles going on all over the field. The evolution of Robert Griffin III's game might be most important for Washington this fall, but the Redskins still need to figure out who will replace departed starters Brian Orakpo, Ryan Clark and Chris Chester.
- Right guard - With Chester waived by the team, Spencer Long looks to be the player slotted to step in and start at right guard. Will Long be able to take that spot and run with it? Pressure could come from Josh LeRibeus or rookie Arie Kouandjio.
- Safety - None of the starting safeties from last season have been retained, and that's probably a good thing. Ryan Clark and Brandon Meriweather were both on the down sides of their careers. In 2015, Dashon Goldson looks a lock for the free safety role while Duke Ihenacho and Jeron Johnson will fight for the starting strong safety spot. It's worth noting that Johnson is a special teams maven, so if he does not drastically outplay Ihenacho, the coaches may want to save Johnson for big plays on specials.
- Outside linebacker - Brian Orakpo was both fan favorite and fan target in his six seasons with the Redskins. Though 'Rak twice reached double digit sacks, his production waned as he sustained injuries, and now the former Texas Longhorn will play in Tennessee. Who will replace Orakpo becomes one of the most interesting battles at minicamp because the cast is somewhat wide open. The favorites for his spot would have to be second-year man Trent Murphy or rookie Preston Smith, but a host of other players will be competing.
While there are plenty of other spots worth watching, the three listed above are the most wide open. Let us know who you think will win in the comments.