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Old 04-27-2008, 12:31 AM   #1
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(3) DEVIN THOMAS - REDSKINS - WR Player ProfileVideo Highlights
MICHIGAN STATE - HT: 6-2 WT: 216 - SI GRADE: 4.13

The Redskins strike it big by moving back and still picking up the dynamic receiver they coveted. Devin Thomas was considered the top receiver in the draft by several teams, and adding his explosive skills to the Redskins' lineup should improve their passing game. Thomas should compete for playing time immediately as the Redskins' third receiver, and could supplant Antwaan Randle-El as the split end in Jim Zorn's new offense.

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(17) FRED DAVIS - REDSKINS - TE Player ProfileVideo Highlights
USC - HT: 6-3 WT: 255 - SI GRADE: 3.89

The Redskins land arguably the most complete tight end in the draft. Fred Davis was regarded by most scouts as the top tight end, and pairing him with Chris Cooley gives the Redskins a formidable tandem at the position. The Redskins have done a nice job of upgrading their passing game with their first few picks of the day.

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(20) MALCOLM KELLY - REDSKINS - WR Player ProfileVideo Highlights
OKLAHOMA - HT: 6-3.5 WT: 224 - SI GRADE: 3.88

The Redskins continue their terrific draft by picking up another prospect that carried a first round grade for most of the season. Malcolm Kelly adds size, playmaking and toughness to the Redskins, and gives Jim Zorn all the ingredients to implement more four-receiver sets next season. Much has been made of Kelly's speed deficiencies, but he is an ideal slot receiver in the Redskins' zebra and eagle packages.

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34. Redskins Devin Thomas WR 6-2 215 Michigan State
Washington's patience pays off, trading back and getting the top wideout on most teams' boards at 34th overall. Thomas has size, a rarity for Redskins wideouts, and can likely play right away. At 6'2, he's a great target for Jason Campbell.

48. Redskins Fred Davis TE 6-4 250 USC
Fred Davis was actually my top-rated tight end, and will work with Chris Cooley at the TE spot in Washington. The Mackey Award winner led the Trojans in receptions last season.

51. Redskins Malcolm Kelly WR 6-3 219 Oklahoma
Another guy who slipped. Kelly had a curious Pro Day in early April, blaming the Oklahoma facilities for his mediocre performance. He can play, though, and some had him going at No. 11 to Buffalo prior to the draft. With Thomas, the tight end Davis, and Kelly, Jason Campbell picks up a bunch of targets.

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3. Washington (from Oakland though Atlanta) select: Devin Thomas
Comment: The Redskins' pick of Devin Thomas was a no-brainer, and they'll be sure to send a fruit basket to the Rams. Thomas has size and speed, which the Redskins need badly. It might take 2/3rds of the season, but Thomas should do well in the Redskins' West-Coast offense.

17. Washington (from Houston through Atlanta) select: Fred Davis, TE, Southern California
Comment: Fred Davis is a player I watched a lot of in college. He reminds me of Alge Crumpler, which is why I am surprised that the Redskins would take him when they have a guy BETTER than Crumpler at tight end in Chris Cooley. No doubt, Davis is a terrific West-Coast Offense tight end, but I don't know how he'll fit into Washington's plans.

20. Washington Redskins select: Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
Comment: Suddenly, Washington's receiving corps got a lot bigger. Between Devin Thomas and Kelly, the average size of their receiving corps went up three inches. Kelly appears to be a quality possession-type receiver with good hands and decent speed. He might take a little while to develop, but he should be fine in the long run. Washington's WR corps is really intriguing now.
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:40 AM   #2
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Nice to read but did they see our line work last season? Did they see the Super Bowl with a great QB not getting the time to throw? The Skins have a older line with little back up. That is not even talking about the D line or LB or S and CB short falls! Then again maybe this is a two draft fix or more?
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:44 AM   #3
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The best part about today is that we have six more chances to pick a wr tomorrow.
Never can have too many right? Like good linmen or back up QB!!!!
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The best part about today is that we have six more chances to pick a wr tomorrow.
Manningham, Doucet, Caldwell, Bennett, Hubbard and for good measure let's just go ahead and take Derrius Thompson
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:49 AM   #5
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Re: Redskins Draft Analysis From Around the Interwebs

Cerrato is trying to be the next Matt Millen all in one draft!!

Seriously, while I was shocked at Davis and Kelly over Calaias Campbell, I'm trusting the FO and loving the fact that we are trying to stockpile weapons to attack defenses!!
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lets focus on the defense now please
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Our next six picks: OG, DE/DT, OT, CB, CB/S, QB...and still ppl will complain LOL, just kidding, but I hope they focus on the both lines and the DBs
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:15 AM   #8
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Wow, you guys are bitter. We got 3 first round talents in the second round and added enough youth to our passing game so that, hopefully, it will be secure for several years to come.

It's easy to say, yeah, we should have addressed the lines but if you look at the players that were available versus who we chose I think it's tough to whine too much.

Reading the initial post it seems that even the anti-Redskins media has to admit we did ok.
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My initial thought on Davis was we need defensive help to bad however if we can get some gem in the latter rounds we should be ok also the will be undrafted free agents and June 1 cuts we also can sift through
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Wow, you guys are bitter. We got 3 first round talents in the second round and added enough youth to our passing game so that, hopefully, it will be secure for several years to come.

It's easy to say, yeah, we should have addressed the lines but if you look at the players that were available versus who we chose I think it's tough to whine too much.

Reading the initial post it seems that even the anti-Redskins media has to admit we did ok.
It is ironic that the media thinks we had a pretty darn good draft but people on the board are up in arms. I would like to reiterate that there is a whole SECOND day of the draft and we have 6 picks today and after that, we can sign undrafted FAs. Amazing! There is a lot of depth in this draft. Lets see how today works before we declare that the sky is falling
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Mel Kiper picked us to spotlight, saying that we had an excellent draft. I was also listening to Sirius NFL radio, and they said "Watch out for the new Redskins weapons" and said we had a great draft.

I agree with them.
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It is ironic that the media thinks we had a pretty darn good draft but people on the board are up in arms. I would like to reiterate that there is a whole SECOND day of the draft and we have 6 picks today and after that, we can sign undrafted FAs. Amazing! There is a lot of depth in this draft. Lets see how today works before we declare that the sky is falling


I would agree! There are two days to the Draft so lets all take a deep breath and chill. No one is more awared of what they need to take care of then the Redskins.
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It is ironic that the media thinks we had a pretty darn good draft but people on the board are up in arms. I would like to reiterate that there is a whole SECOND day of the draft and we have 6 picks today and after that, we can sign undrafted FAs. Amazing! There is a lot of depth in this draft. Lets see how today works before we declare that the sky is falling
I've heard nothing but praise for what we did so far. Two of the top WRs and one of the top TEs. Hard to hate on that. Campbell will now have a full compliment of weapons at his disposal.
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Hey, at least the draft analysts are happy. That's worth...what, 3-4 wins in the standings?

I think our draft will be defined by the 2nd day players; namely the quality and holes that the next 2 picks fill.
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Hey, at least the draft analysts are happy. That's worth...what, 3-4 wins in the standings?

I think our draft will be defined by the 2nd day players; namely the quality and holes that the next 2 picks fill.
As opposed to the opinions of the armchair GM fans?
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