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WR Devin Thomas (34) 18 12.00%
TE Fred Davis (48) 95 63.33%
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:42 PM   #676
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May I remind everyone who's concerned about us not getting help along the lines...

THE DRAFT IS NOT OVER.

We have a 3rd and a 4th rounder, rounds where you can typically find very talented guards. Jumping all over the front office at this point is borderline idiotic. Wait until the draft is over.
Definitely too early to panic.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:46 PM   #677
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On defense you have to figure, London Fletcher is one of the most durable guys in the league and arguably had his best season as a pro last year. While the defense could use some depth and a big DE coming off the edge to compliment Carter, I'm okay with some depth being added in the later rounds.

I think the key on defense is getting back both Carlos Rogers and Rocky Mac. I'm not sure what the time table is there, but it's possible the FO feels like they'll be ready to sooner than what's being reported.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:46 PM   #678
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Hey Im new to this board. Really interesting posts. I really like all our picks today. I think that its hard to judge a pick based on whether we already have someone great in that position since situations occur (injuries). Davis is an animal and I really believe that the two receivers in time can be at least solid contributors. But I guess time will tell.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:47 PM   #679
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I think if you look at the picks in the context of last year's production and not perceived needs, they absolutely make sense.

As it's been mentioned here already, our red-zone offense was putrid (sp) last year. Horrible. Morever, we were deep into the season before we saw a touchdown from a wideout? No way we can keep up with the likes of the Giants and the Cowboys this year if we struggle like that again. So from that perspective the picks make a lot of sense.
very good point, and I completely agree
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:47 PM   #680
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Let's get the polls up. Grade each pick!
I think we'll grade the draft as a whole tomorrow
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:48 PM   #681
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That is right the Draft is not over and it is definitely not over for the Skins. I do not have a crystal ball but hopefully these guys will do a good job in DC. The Draft and where you fall in the Draft does not guarantee your success in the NFL (Think Heath Shuler, Ryan Leaf or Desmond Howard).
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:49 PM   #682
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It's probably been mentioned already but Thomas also adds a lot of value as a return man
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On WRs, ask yourself this...

Do the Redskins currently have a #1 receiver?

Because not every team in the NFL does. Just because you're the top WR on your team doesn't make you a true #1, the kind of guy who can consistently and reliably force the defense to alter their defensive scheme to account for his talent.

I don't think Moss is a #1. When he's fully healthy he's very dangerous and teams have to put a safety overtop. But he's hurt so often that in many games he's not scary to a defense.

Furthermore, after Moss, do we even have a #2? ARE, to me, is a #3. After him, we have nothing. NOTHING. And if you try to tell me we have Anthony Mix, I'm going to unleash the hounds on you so hard you'll wish your screen name was jsarno.

We are in desperate need of WRs. Picking two, especially these two who fell further than they should, was brilliant drafting.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:52 PM   #684
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The more I think about it, the more I love the Davis pick. Love it. Understandably folks are grading that pick in the context of, "we have Chris Cooley, why waste a pick there?".

I really believe this is going to put a lot of pressure on defenses to dial nickel or dime coverages to cover both Cooley and Davis. Hell, Cooley was getting it in done with no help last year.

Of all the picks, I think Davis might be the steal of the draft.
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Definitely too early to panic.
Given that we made the playoffs last year and retained all our of key contributors, I think that regardless of who we drafted there's no reason to panic. I think our offense is loaded and we just need to spend our 3rd or 4th on a backup O-lineman. But, that still leaves us with needs at DE, DT, CB and S. There's no need to panic, but I don't think we can address all those holes with day 2 picks.
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May I remind everyone who's concerned about us not getting help along the lines...

THE DRAFT IS NOT OVER.

We have a 3rd and a 4th rounder, rounds where you can typically find very talented guards. Jumping all over the front office at this point is borderline idiotic. Wait until the draft is over.
im not disappointed with the FO for not picking O line, im disappointed their wasnt an Oline guy the skins thought was worth the pick if that makes sense. i guess i should be happy they didnt stretch for a guy just to fill a need and leave a higher rated potential impact wr on the board.

what O lineman can i look forward to seeing the skins draft in 3 and 4?

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The more I think about it, the more I love the Davis pick. Love it. Understandably folks are grading that pick in the context of, "we have Chris Cooley, why waste a pick there?".

I really believe this is going to put a lot of pressure on defenses to dial nickel or dime coverages to cover both Cooley and Davis. Hell, Cooley was getting it in done with no help last year.

Of all the picks, I think Davis might be the steal of the draft.
I also love it.

People need to understand that with a new coach will come a new scheme.

Maybe I'm just a little too forward thinking or something, but is it really that hard to envision a 2-TE set with Cooley and Davis on either side of the formation when it's 3rd and goal?

Cooley and Davis on the field together in the red zone would give defenses fits. Cerrato is clearly building this team with red zone offense in mind.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:56 PM   #688
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fred davis? when we could had joey haynos in the 7th?? really?
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:57 PM   #689
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On WRs, ask yourself this...

Do the Redskins currently have a #1 receiver?

Because not every team in the NFL does. Just because you're the top WR on your team doesn't make you a true #1, the kind of guy who can consistently and reliably force the defense to alter their defensive scheme to account for his talent.

I don't think Moss is a #1. When he's fully healthy he's very dangerous and teams have to put a safety overtop. But he's hurt so often that in many games he's not scary to a defense.

Furthermore, after Moss, do we even have a #2? ARE, to me, is a #3. After him, we have nothing. NOTHING. And if you try to tell me we have Anthony Mix, I'm going to unleash the hounds on you so hard you'll wish your screen name was jsarno.

We are in desperate need of WRs. Picking two, especially these two who fell further than they should, was brilliant drafting.

After I got over the shock of 2 WR i started looking at it that way. Moss is geting injury proned and Randle El really is a number 3. Thomas and Kelly could end up being a deadly tandem like CJ and TJ or Harrison and Wayne or Peanut Butter and Jelly the sky is the limit.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:58 PM   #690
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I have been completely against taking a wr on day 1. I like the Davis pick and in 2 or 3 years (when Thomas and Kelly are seasoned enough to be starters in the NFL) then it could turn out to be great.
We just have to hope that there are no OLine injuries since we still have no depth and hope that with only one actual pass rusher that the secondary can cover for a minute per play.
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