FanIQ Interactive Mock NFL Draft: Washington Redskins

With The Thirteenth Pick In the FanIQ Mock Draft, The Washington Redskins Select...

4/17/09 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

With the NFL Draft coming on April 25, we're putting together a Mock Draft for the first round of the draft, featuring a combination of FanIQ Featured Writers, as well as some great NFL team bloggers from around the internet. Today, we'll feature picks from the Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans. Every day until Friday, April 24, we will post more picks, with recaps of why each player was chosen, with some other analysis. Next up is Ben from the The Curly R, with the #13 pick for the Washington Redskins.

Here are the picks so far:

1. Detroit Lions - Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest
2. St Louis Rams - Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
3. Kansas City Chiefs - Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
4. Seattle Seahawks - Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia
5. Cleveland Browns - Micahel Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
6. Cincinnati Bengals - Michael Oher, OT, Mississippi
7. Oakland Raiders - BJ Raji, DT, Boston College
8. Jacksonville Jaguars - Everette Brown, LB, Florida State
9. Green Bay Packers - Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas
10. San Francisco 49ers - Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri
11. Buffalo Bills - Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State
12. Denver Broncos - Aaron Maybin, DE, Penn State

After the rash of free agents signed in February, the Redskins' most glaring need is offensive tackle.  Thirty-one year old Pro Bowl left tackle Chris Samuels finished the 2008 season on injured reserve, 33 year old right tackle Jon Jansen appears to be in decline and rising third year undrafted free agent tackle Stephon Heyer is developing into a starter so slowly that progress is not actually observable.  Tackle is the only position on the team legitimately deserving of first round talent.

Well I will take Eugene Monroe or Jason Smith if someone wants to look the other way while the Redskins grab one of those guys, sadly they will not be around at 13.  Michael Oher looks to be gone by that point as well though he no longer appears to be a solid top ten pick.  Andre Smith is the most likely blue chip tackle to be left on the board at this point.

Andre Smith, OT Alabama.  The team needs him, pure and simple.  Yes his a risk, had a weak combine and may flop out of shape, man if he can pancake em in Washington like he did in Tuscaloosa then I will take the chance, the Redskins cannot afford to jerk around with another quarterback (Mark Sanchez chatter this week), a tailback (Knwoshon Moreno chatter last week) or a defensive tackle (even if Brian Orakpo aka Oh Crappo is truly falling as is alleged this week), the team must resist and rebuild the offensive line or else Jason Campbell will be on his back watching the sky all season.
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4/19/09   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

Smith is solid value at #13, who else is as valuable here?  Rey Maualuga?- Possibly a 2 down MLB ala Jeremiah Trotter, Brian Orakpo?- Possibly a 1 down pass rusher,  everybody close to the team knows the Sanchez act is a smoke screen, so if he is slipping the Jets or anther team in the 15-20s range might overpay to get #13, but the Bears getting Cutler hurt the chances of that. 

4/19/09   |   MarkTheShark   |   590 respect

Boski93 wrote:
George Allen thinks the Redskins have been too aggressive with trading draft picks.


4/17/09   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

George Allen thinks the Redskins have been too aggressive with trading draft picks.

4/17/09   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

They should be lucky to get Smith that late

4/17/09   |   DigitalSquire   |   1 respect

 This is exactly the type of team which will draft him. Someone in the mid first who desperately needs a tackle and can pick him up as he slides to them.

4/17/09   |   JKB37   |   2409 respect

For this draft?  Its the best choice and great value at 13..

4/17/09   |   sbush

maybe they can pray on it some more

4/17/09   |   radiowave000   |   145 respect

Redskins trade the pick for rights to Brett Favre and some magic beans

4/17/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Yikes. Way too early for a guy like Smith in my opinion, with the way he's been since the combine, he deserves nothing but day 2 kind of money.