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Sammy Baugh, Art. Monk, Darrell Green and Sean Taylor.
You really couldn’t go wrong with any of the four players that were a part of Redskins.com’s fan poll that asked who is your favorite first-round draft pick in franchise history, but in the end Taylor took home a majority of the vote at 44 percent.
Taken in the first-round of the 2004 NFL Draft, Taylor appeared in 53 games with the Redskins recording 299 tackles, 12 interceptions, eight fumbles forced and a lifetime of memories.
Baugh, Monk and Green are certainly fan favorites as well, as they share a common bond both in the Redskins’ Ring Of Fame and the Pro Football Hall Of Fame.
Baugh was selected with the sixth-overall pick in the 1937 NFL Draft. It’s always fun to bring up his stats as he really was a do-it-all player.
Take the 1943 season as example of his versatility.
That year he completed an NFL-high 55.6 percent of passes, recorded 11 interceptions and averaged an NFL-leading 45.9 yards per punt.
Monk — the franchise’s all-time leader in receptions (888) and receiving yards (12,026) — was selected with the 18th-overall pick in 1980 and played his first 14 seasons in burgundy and gold.
He recorded 1,000-yard seasons three straight years starting in 1984, appearing in three Pro Bowls during that span as well.
Green’s career with the Redskins, which started with being picked 28th-overall pick in the 1983 NFL Draft, has been well documented, as he spent his entire 20-year playing career here.
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