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View Poll Results: What should be the Redskins top priority for the 2008 draft?
Offensive line 76 36.02%
Defensive line 94 44.55%
Linebacker 3 1.42%
Cornerback 20 9.48%
Wide receiver 15 7.11%
other 3 1.42%
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:04 AM   #121
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we need de
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:20 PM   #122
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Did you guys know that we have a 6'5 235 pound wideout who runs a 4.51 40...... And he never got a single rep on offense. But McCardell came on the team and played on day 1. Maybe this new coach might be a benefit in the fact that there'll probably be open competition for almost every position. ARE could be like Wes Welker in the slot.

SI.com - 2006 NFL Draft - Anthony Mix
there's probably a reason he hasn't played. he's just not very good.
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:10 PM   #123
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they need alot of things conerback, wide reciver, O line, and D line
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:39 PM   #124
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DE, then OG, then DB or a high upside WR (dj hall?). we're in a good position to grab 2-3 guys that could start either this year or next, and the team's talent base is much better now, getting us more flexibility.
I agree 100% . A DE that can play 3 downs and put pressure on the QB will make a the D much better . I think we could use a starter on the OL , we can't seem to ever make 3rd/4th and 1 . CB , Rogers and Springs are not sure things at the moment .If you hire Fassell and run the west coast ,,, we need 2 back up QB's , I doubt Collins would stay .
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:17 PM   #125
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The game is won and lost in the trenches. When the #21 pick comes up the Skins should take the best available D or O lineman.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:35 PM   #126
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I picked D-Line, but we shouldn't draft just on need, but also on Best Player Available, we need help on both lines, and at line backer.
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:16 PM   #127
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They Need That Talib Cb Outta Kansas If He Hasnt Been Taken Yet So They Can Either Move Springs To (ss) With Landry At (fs) Or Cut Springs On June First And Take The Cap Hit Over The Next Two Years. If That Corner Is Not Available Though You Gotta Gotta Gotta Pray Dereck Harvey (mark My Words) Is Gonna Be There Or Take The Best D Lineman.
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:32 AM   #128
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I'm amazed that so few see WR as our top priority in the draft. While we surely need depth on both lines, push comes to shove we have starters and reserves for the next 2 seasons.. At WR, there is currently an opening..

Zorn is on record as saying that Randle-El is moving into the slot and he's looking for another WR for the outside. We can hope and pray that Mix is that guy, but that's a stretch considering he's been nothing more than a practice squad guy for the past 3 seasons. Other than that we're counting on Caldwell (if he re-signs), McCardell (if he re-signs) or James Thrash? Yikes.

We've spent one first round pick (Campbell) on offense in the past 5 years, it's time to upgrade the WR corp.
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I'm amazed that so few see WR as our top priority in the draft. While we surely need depth on both lines, push comes to shove we have starters and reserves for the next 2 seasons.. At WR, there is currently an opening..

Zorn is on record as saying that Randle-El is moving into the slot and he's looking for another WR for the outside. We can hope and pray that Mix is that guy, but that's a stretch considering he's been nothing more than a practice squad guy for the past 3 seasons. Other than that we're counting on Caldwell (if he re-signs), McCardell (if he re-signs) or James Thrash? Yikes.

We've spent one first round pick (Campbell) on offense in the past 5 years, it's time to upgrade the WR corp.
We have had bad luck drafting WR's in the first round. Howard, Westbrook, and Gardner. We have been more fortunate taking DB's Green, Bailey, Taylor, and Rogers.

But it really doesn't mean anything, however I do not think that there is a tall WR worth a first round selection in this years draft.
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We have had bad luck drafting WR's in the first round. Howard, Westbrook, and Gardner. We have been more fortunate taking DB's Green, Bailey, Taylor, and Rogers.

But it really doesn't mean anything, however I do not think that there is a tall WR worth a first round selection in this years draft.
Well I'd debate you on Rogers being a good pick, I think we completely botched that offseason which led us to over-drafting for need (hand of stone Rogers) rather than best player available (Ware or Merriman).. Rogers has still done nothing IMO to justify his draft status/position.

Who would you compare Devin Thomas, Malcolm Kelly or Limas Sweed to in the NFL?
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Well I'd debate you on Rogers being a good pick, I think we completely botched that offseason which led us to over-drafting for need (hand of stone Rogers) rather than best player available (Ware or Merriman).. Rogers has still done nothing IMO to justify his draft status/position.

Who would you compare Devin Thomas, Malcolm Kelly or Limas Sweed to in the NFL?
I wouldn't compare them to anyone because I haven't seen them play a single snap in the NFL. Just like Bill Parcells will not use a 1st round pick on a RB, I do not believe in using one on WR.

On a side note if Rogers can rehab to the level he was playing at, then he was worth the pick. If not, then it was a waste, but only because of a career ending injury.

I realize of course, that you opinion differs and that Rogers hasn't done much, but even with that said, the Skins have drafted more quality DB's than WR's in the first round.
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I wouldn't compare them to anyone because I haven't seen them play a single snap in the NFL. Just like Bill Parcells will not use a 1st round pick on a RB, I do not believe in using one on WR.

On a side note if Rogers can rehab to the level he was playing at, then he was worth the pick. If not, then it was a waste, but only because of a career ending injury.

I realize of course, that you opinion differs and that Rogers hasn't done much, but even with that said, the Skins have drafted more quality DB's than WR's in the first round.
So you just don't think WR should be picked in the 1st round period then? Yeah, we just disagree on Rogers. I think he's a complete waste of a 1st round pick but to your overall point, I agree we drafted more quality DB than WR in the 1st round.
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So you just don't think WR should be picked in the 1st round period then? Yeah, we just disagree on Rogers. I think he's a complete waste of a 1st round pick but to your overall point, I agree we drafted more quality DB than WR in the 1st round.
As a general rule, its more of a guideline that I use, but who the hell am I? Of course there is always an excecption to the rule, however there is not a prospect close to that in this years draft. Braylon Edwads was the last 1st round reciever to actually impress me enough to consider breaking my rule for. Before that I cannot remember.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:14 AM   #134
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Calvin Johnson?
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Calvin Johnson?
No, go back to last years draft posts. I was 100% against Calvin Johnson and still believe that to this day. I even got in trouble because of my signature at the time. And Braylon was before Calvin, not the other way around.
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