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Smoke Signals: Redskins Draft Edition

3/31/10 in NFL   |   PennSkinsFan   |   12 respect

The NFL preseason schedule will be released today around 3 PM. We'll have the details as soon as they're available. If things go to form, expect games against the Steelers, Ravens and Panthers. Those are the teams that involve the least amount of travel.

Dan Snyder would like a perennial Pro Bowl player with Washington's top 10 pick. How did this guy ever fail as an NFL general manager?! Read it.

Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen will work out for the Redskins on April 15. Clausen is widely expected to be the second college passer taken in the draft, though if the Redskins take him at 4, I'm going to freak out on all of you. That's a promise. Read it.

Rich Tandler lists the pros and cons of Jimmy Clausen. Read it.

Might the Redskins select Tennessee safety Eric Berry with the 4th overall pick? Lord I hope not. Don't get me wrong -- Berry is a terrific player and easily the best defensive back in this draft. But how many safeties are the Redskins going to draft in the top 6? They've already taken Sean Taylor and Laron Landry and have very little to show for that. [Granted, the reason Taylor hasn't helped the team much are extraordinary and tragic, but you take my point.] Remember when the Lions sunk into the depths of Hell after taking one wide receiver after another in the first round? That's what I'm talking about. Read it. P.S. Berry will be at Redskins Park tonight to meet with the team. Read it.

Might Ravens LT Jared Gaither be a Washington Redskin soon? Jason LaCanfora of The NFL Network speculated [and that's really what it was] that Baltimore might trade Gaither to the Redskins and move last  year's first round pick, RT Michael Oher, over to left tackle.
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4/6/10   |   joshwillis52   |   114 respect

wrote:
Actually thats a poor move. This is one of the deepest drafts in years, and safeties are a dime a dozen.  They NEED a presence at Defensive Tackle, and have a decent shot at Suh.  If not, they cant get stubborn, and must settle for McCoy.  2nd round, im thinking Golden Tate, but safety is not something to spend a top-5 pick on this draft

I'm sorry, but Eric Berry is an Ed Reed type ball-hawk kind of player and is the most promising player in this draft. If Tampa doesn't take him, I can only see him falling to Seattle and that would also be a good fit.

4/2/10   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

ary201 wrote:
first, trading down means someone wants to trade up. Maybe they can find a partner, maybe not.

second, if they want an OT (and honestly they should), they have to listen to what their scout say in regards to where the biggest dropoff in talent is. There are 3-4 first round LT prospects in this draft, but perhaps only 2 of those could be given an "elite" grade. If you trade down, there's a great chance both the Chiefs and the Seahawks take those two OTs, leaving you with a "lesser" LT prospect. Trade down too much and you may have missed out on all four of them.

I'm no scout, but from what I understand, the most "NFL-ready" elite Tackle prospect in the draft is Okung. I'd just take him at #4 and see what's left in the second round. It's a deep draft, so you'll still get starters in rounds 2 and 3.

 Okung would be a great fit there, but they might be tempted to take Clausen at #4. 

4/2/10   |   joshwillis52   |   114 respect

If Tampa Bay is smart, they won't give Washington the chance to get Eric Berry.

4/1/10   |   ary201   |   213 respect

(Edited by ary201)

first, trading down means someone wants to trade up. Maybe they can find a partner, maybe not.

second, if they want an OT (and honestly they should), they have to listen to what their scout say in regards to where the biggest dropoff in talent is. There are 3-4 first round LT prospects in this draft, but perhaps only 2 of those could be given an "elite" grade. If you trade down, there's a great chance both the Chiefs and the Seahawks take those two OTs, leaving you with a "lesser" LT prospect. Trade down too much and you may have missed out on all four of them.

I'm no scout, but from what I understand, the most "NFL-ready" elite Tackle prospect in the draft is Okung. I'd just take him at #4 and see what's left in the second round. It's a deep draft, so you'll still get starters in rounds 2 and 3.

3/31/10   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

 The Redskins would prove better trading down and getting extra picks, and picking up an OT in the first round.  It doesn't matter who your quarterback is next year. If no one blocks for him, he's going to suck regardless.

3/31/10   |   ary201   |   213 respect

(Edited by ary201)

1. Gaither has been speculated to go pretty much everywhere, including Dallas, SF, Oakland, and Cleveland. If I were them, I'd forget Gaither and just take Okung in the draft. Gaither sort of screams red flag to me. He's got an injury-riddled past and displayed poor worth ethic. He was outplayed by a rookie and now they're shopping him.

2. not only have the Skins taken Landry and Taylor very high, but they spent a #9 overall pick on Carlos Rogers a few years ago as well. Still, Berry is a solid pick and would make an immediate impact.

3. Clausen is not worth the #4 overall pick. In a draft that has tons of talent at DB, OT, and DT, he's just getting overvalued because he's "more NFL ready" than the other non-Bradford QBs.