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Old 03-17-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
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A Blast From The Past- THE 1981 DRAFT

Just how big was this draft for Joe Gibbs,Bobby B and the Redskins? Read and smile!!!

1-Mark May OL Starter
3-Russ Grimm OL Starter
5-Dexter Manley DE Starter
8-Charlie Brown WR Starter or 3rd WR
9-Darryl Grant DT Stater
12-Clint Didier TE Starter

Those were the day my friends!
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:26 PM   #2
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And Joe Jacoby was added that year as an undrafted free agent out of Louisville.

Joe Gibbs didn't know he played offense. He was so big, Gibbs assumed he was a defensive tackle.
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:30 PM   #3
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Yeah, 1981 was undoubtedly our best draft. That draft class looks like a Pro Bowl roster.
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:31 PM   #4
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That is a truly unbelievable draft. I wonder if any other team has ever had a more productive draft than we did in 1981?
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:44 PM   #5
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wow, that's just amazing.

dallas may have had some good drafts since they had about a billion extra picks for a few years before their SB runs.
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:51 PM   #6
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That draft, added to the talent we already had on board, was the foundation for our glory years. After that year, Beathard traded our number one picks nearly every year for established players to fill in roster spots, I believe.
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:56 PM   #7
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What are the chances that Snyderatto could draft a class like that?
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:07 PM   #8
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Re: A Blast From The Past- THE 1981 DRAFT

We added Joe Washington that year also. But I don't remember how-trade or free agency. And Riggo unretired!
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:21 PM   #9
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That is a truly unbelievable draft. I wonder if any other team has ever had a more productive draft than we did in 1981?
Here's a link:
http://espn.go.com/melkiper/s/2001/0419/1175890.html

Hard to argue with the Steeler's class of 74:
1st: Lynn Swann
2nd: Jack Lambert
4th: John Stallworth
5th: Mike Webster

Regardless of whether you think Swann/Stallworth HOF worthy - they were very good receivers and made huge contributions to the Steelers teams.

Personally, I think that the Skins' 81 draft certainly qualifies but it is so subjective that you could argue the top five forever.
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:32 PM   #10
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Here's a link:
http://espn.go.com/melkiper/s/2001/0419/1175890.html

Hard to argue with the Steeler's class of 74:
1st: Lynn Swann
2nd: Jack Lambert
4th: John Stallworth
5th: Mike Webster

Regardless of whether you think Swann/Stallworth HOF worthy - they were very good receivers and made huge contributions to the Steelers teams.

Personally, I think that the Skins' 81 draft certainly qualifies but it is so subjective that you could argue the top five forever.
Good find. That 74 class really is tough to argue against. Looking at Kiper's list, though, I would put the Skins 81 class in that top 5..........of course, I'm more than a little biased.
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Old 03-17-2006, 03:10 PM   #11
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Very impressive class of 81. I don't think we will ever draft that well again-- free agency has really changed how the NFL works. Plus, first rounders are getting insane amounts of money these days. It almost sucks to have a top 5 draft pick, esp if it is a QB bust.
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and coincidentally enough i was born in 81. lots of good things in that year. (yes TAFKAS im tired of giving subtle hints, im just throwing them out there now)
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Old 03-17-2006, 04:08 PM   #13
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and coincidentally enough i was born in 81. lots of good things in that year. (yes TAFKAS im tired of giving subtle hints, im just throwing them out there now)
Hey, wait a minute......
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yup, did you finally figure it out psuskinsfan.
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Re: A Blast From The Past- THE 1981 DRAFT

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Just how big was this draft for Joe Gibbs,Bobby B and the Redskins? Read and smile!!!

1-Mark May OL Starter
3-Russ Grimm OL Starter
5-Dexter Manley DE Starter
8-Charlie Brown WR Starter or 3rd WR
9-Darryl Grant DT Stater
12-Clint Didier TE Starter

Those were the day my friends!
Yeah and there were not a lot of them because Bobby Bethard and Joe Gibbs Traded there 1st round draft 7 times in the 80's!!!!

amzing huh?
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