Warpath

Warpath (http://www.thewarpath.net/forum.php)
-   NFL Draft Central (http://www.thewarpath.net/nfl-draft-central/)
-   -   (updated title): Make Your Day One Redskins Draft Selections (Rounds 1-2) (http://www.thewarpath.net/nfl-draft-central/22572-updated-title-make-your-day-one.html)

SkinsFanSince91 02-15-2008 09:31 PM

(updated title): Make Your Day One Redskins Draft Selections (Rounds 1-2)
 
I didnt see a thread for this specific topic, but redirect it if is please.

Given our [SIZE="4"][B][I]CURRENT[/I][/B][/SIZE] roster who would you draft, or what would you do in the 1st and 2nd rounds with the 21st and 52nd overall pick if you were the Redskins director of Player Personnel, coach, or owner (whoever is calling the shots come draft day).

Mind you all of your picks may change over the course of the selection & evaluation process, so it is OK to alter your projections after the combine and pro days.

Free agency is not a factor in this thread yet, so please go off of draft picks only. If you have accounts at scouting places, please share your intel. I have and insider account with ESPN, so message me if you wanna see someone's scouting report from there. Also, if you say someone may fall or a team may reach for a pick prior to the Redskins pick, try to give a reason for why a team would pass or reach.

I plan to go down the rounds with projections if this becomes popular, so I hope you all enjoy this one.

SmootSmack 02-15-2008 09:39 PM

Re: Time To Be A GM: Your 1st Round Pick Is...
 
It's your thread so it's your call but I think maybe we should add the caveat that you can't trade the pick. Just to make it simpler. So you have the #21 pick you have to select someone there, who do you take?

Again, your call

EternalEnigma21 02-15-2008 09:50 PM

Re: Time To Be A GM: Your 1st Round Pick Is...
 
With the 21st pick in the 2008 NFL draft the Washington Redskins select....



Jamaal Charles.

SkinsFanSince91 02-15-2008 09:53 PM

Re: Time To Be A GM: Your 1st Round Pick Is...
 
Rather than postulate as to who will reach and fall, right now I will just say who I think we should take at 21st overall.

Since the combine hasn't happened yet I can't say who I ultimately would want to pick, yet here are my three choices.

1) Dominique Rodgers_Cromartie - Possibly A better version than San Diego's Antonio Cromartie, who is DRC's cousin. He has similar atributes as well, but I rate him higher because DRC enters the draft without an extensive injury history unlike AC when he entered.

We are the shakiest at the CB position. Rogers won't be ready for the season, Shawn Springs is getting up there in age(still he is our best CB), Smoot is cool, the reserves are serviceable, and the NFC East WR's will only get meaner after the draft and free agency. Furthermore, coverage is at a premium now that the NFL has evolved into more of a passing league (largely due to the enforcing of the illegal contact rule.

Next year if/when we trade/cut Springs, we will hopefully have a healthier Rodgers, fresh Smoot, and an up and coming DRC.

2) Calais Campbell - His 6'8 280lb frame is an intimidating thing to see. He can come right is and stop the run and rush the passer. He could even be used as a DT in 3rd down passing sub-packages with Chris Wilson, Marcus Washington, or another DE acquisition via the draft or free agency.


3) Quentin Groves - Pass rush specialist from the SEC where he flat out dominated opposing tackles with his speed and quickness. He would definitely be a great force off the edge for us, and as a bonus he can play OLB for us is Rocky develop a nagging knee problem.

We should solidify the defense in the first round. Wide outs are tempting, but hardly yield great results in the first round. Plus, this year's WR class is deep, and we can find talent in later rounds.

SkinsFanSince91 02-15-2008 09:56 PM

Re: Time To Be A GM: Your 1st Round Pick Is...
 
[QUOTE=SmootSmack;422758]It's your thread so it's your call but I think maybe we should add the caveat that you can't trade the pick. Just to make it simpler. So you have the #21 pick you have to select someone there, who do you take?

Again, your call[/QUOTE]

That would make it easier. I was just leaving it open for after the combine.

You guys heard the man. No trades - at least until further notice and off-season progression.

SkinsFanSince91 02-15-2008 09:58 PM

Re: Time To Be A GM: Your 1st Round Pick Is...
 
[QUOTE=canthetuna;422762]With the 21st pick in the 2008 NFL draft the Washington Redskins select....



Jamaal Charles.[/QUOTE]

Why Jamaal Charles in the 1st round?

theJBexperience 02-15-2008 09:58 PM

Re: Time To Be A GM: Your 1st Round Pick Is...
 
With the 21st pick in the 2008 NFL draft the Washington Redskins have selected....



Calais Campbell from the University of Miami

JoeRedskin 02-15-2008 09:59 PM

Re: Time To Be A GM: Your 1st Round Pick Is...
 
Calais Campbell - If he falls. If not, Talib.

EternalEnigma21 02-15-2008 10:01 PM

Re: Time To Be A GM: Your 1st Round Pick Is...
 
[quote=SkinsFanSince91;422766]Why Jamaal Charles in the 1st round?[/quote]


he's the next clinton portis. Clinton is my fav. player in the league, but I really like charles. If I'm a GM I take the best available player and I think he's a steal in the late first.

Calais Campbell is a good one as well, but I'm in love with charles... what can I say...

SkinsFanSince91 02-15-2008 10:08 PM

Re: Time To Be A GM: Your 1st Round Pick Is...
 
[QUOTE=SkinsFanSince91;422763]We should solidify the defense in the first round. Wide outs are tempting, but hardly yield great results in the first round. [B][I][SIZE="4"]Plus, this year's WR class is deep, and we can find talent in later rounds.[/SIZE][/I][/B][/QUOTE]

Prime examples are Devin Thomas, Jordy Nelson, and Adarius Bowman. They are all big, quick, aggressive, and play-making wide outs that can develop into the " #1" WR.

Especially Devin Thomas. Here is what ESPN's Scouts Inc. had to say about in their report. Pay attention to the last sentence.

[SIZE="3"]Devin Thomas
WR | (6'2", 217, 4.51) | MICHIGAN STATE

Scouts Grade: 89

Strengths: Possesses adequate-to-good height with a sturdy build for a wide receiver. Very smooth and fluid. Displays outstanding hands. Can consistently catch over his head. Strong hands to pluck in traffic. Can snatch the ball on the run with very little wasted motion. Is a treat after the catch. Does not possess elite initial burst but he does display a second gear to run away from defenders once he gets going (see: 2nd quarter vs. Wisconsin). He is a silky-smooth runner with excellent vision and body control. Sees the entire field and shows the change-of-direction ability to make sharp cuts without losing speed. Is strong and will drag some defenders for extra yards after the catch. Was effective in the times we saw him take handoffs in the backfield and might have a future as a kick return man in the NFL. Has bulk and strength to sustain blocks when he?s in position. Also flashes a mean streak.

Weaknesses: More dangerous after the catch than he is as a vertical route runner. Lacks ideal experience at the highest collegiate level. Still needs polishing as a route-runner. Rounds off many of his routes. Not crisp enough to consistently separate from tight man-to-man coverage. Needs to improve his array of release moves versus press coverage at the line of scrimmage. Takes a bit too long to reach top speed. Doesn?t always sell routes on play-action runs. Can sustain his blocks once locked on but takes some poor angles and doesn't always get in good position. Effort as a blocker is inconsistent.

Overall: After proving his explosiveness and versatility by averaging 105.5 all-purpose yards at Coffeyville CC in 2005, Thomas enrolled at Michigan State. He played 10 games in his first season in East Lansing, but finished with just six receptions, 90 receiving yards and one touchdown. He broke out as a junior last season, playing in all 13 games and delivering 79 catches, eight TDs and a Big Ten-best 1,260 receiving yards for a Spartans offense that relied heavily on the run. He added 177 rushing yards on 27 carries and starred as a return man, averaging 29.1 on 39 kickoff returns. Compared to most prospects, there?s very little information to go off of when evaluating Thomas. He only played one year at the FBS level, and as an underclassman entry he was not able to compete in a post-season all-star game. His inexperience and lack of exposure naturally creates some doubt. However, the more film we study of Thomas the more impressed we are with his overall physical tools. He possesses the size, athleticism and hands of a future starter in the NFL, which is why we graded Thomas out in the second round. [B][I][U]He will fit best in a West Coast system, where his run-after-catch ability will be maximized.
[/U][/I][/B]
[/SIZE]

SmootSmack 02-15-2008 10:37 PM

Re: Time To Be A GM: Your 1st Round Pick Is...
 
Yup, that's why I brought Devin Thomas up the other day in the first place

Hail to the Redskins 02-15-2008 10:41 PM

Re: Time To Be A GM: Your 1st Round Pick Is...
 
Limas Sweed.

Big C 02-15-2008 11:02 PM

Re: Time To Be A GM: Your 1st Round Pick Is...
 
aquib talib. im shying away from a WR, generally rookie WR's dont have huge impacts. GENERALLY. if we want a number 1 receiver i dont think the draft is the way to go here, atleast not with a first rounder. u can grab good receivers later on

CPAlltheWay012 02-15-2008 11:06 PM

Re: Time To Be A GM: Your 1st Round Pick Is...
 
[QUOTE=JoeRedskin;422769]Calais Campbell - If he falls. If not, Talib.[/QUOTE]

yup that's how I see it

EternalEnigma21 02-15-2008 11:10 PM

Re: Time To Be A GM: Your 1st Round Pick Is...
 
I'm not really high on Sweed. I'm a TX fan, but I think Early Doucet is better. Mario Urittia (sp?) from louisville is around 6'6" and runs close to a 4.4 (high) forty, so he'd be a pretty decent prospect. I know he's had attitude problems, though. I think that's going to push him into the second or third round, but he's got all the physical gifts to make a great vertical threat...

I also think that we could pick up Darius Raynaud in a later round. He's not really all that high up and he's a great slot receiver. Also he was a returner, and wasn't bad at that either...


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.

Page generated in 0.12954 seconds with 8 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25