Former San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson is on the move. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have dealt him plus a 2016 seventh round pick to Washington for a 2016 sixth round pick. The Bucs are also paying the $4 million in guaranteed money that Goldson was due this year. It's safe to say his stock sunk considerably since leaving San Francisco.
This marks the second former 49er that Scot McCloughan has acquired in his short time with Washington. The team also signed defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois. It is safe to say McCloughan likes some of his old guys. And now, as head toward the 2015 NFL Draft, can we start to consider what Washington might look for under McCloughan's watch?
Washington is alternating between No. 5 and No. 6 in each round. McCloughan was involved plenty with the Seattle Seahawks personnel maneuvering, but he did not have final say. In Washington, Bruce Allen is McCloughan's boss, but it sounds like McCloughan will have the big say on personnel. In spite of his personal problems, McCloughan has done great things in building teams. We'll see if he can pull a rabbit out of the hat in the disaster that is Washington.