Originally Posted by Bill B
Freddy - you hit it with the misses on Wilson and Molinaro - I thought one of those guys would pull through just on athletic ability but it didn't happen. Also, when I watch the draft it drives me crazy when the Skins make a selection and they don't address a huge need but picked the best player they thought at the time was available. I know that sometimes you can't fill all your needs at draft time, but when the Skins needed a offensive lineman and picked Palmer, Sartz and Blades like you mentioned I was diappointed (although I think Blades was a steal). Maybe the Skins can luck out and pick up some lineman next draft - just no more trading picks away (unless it is to trade down and get additional picks!).
The most glaring example of this point is the 2004 draft -- With nothing but aging veterans along the D-line (Wynn, Daniels, Salave'a, Brandon Noble) Gibbs and Co. passed up a chance to take Chris Canty (DE - UVA) for Manuel White Jr. Canty is now a solid starter for the Cowboys.
Thankfully they atoned for that with the selections of Anthony Montgomery and Kedric Golston -- without a doubt, they have been the two most stunning success stories in recent draft history for the Redskins.