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