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Old 04-29-2008, 10:16 AM   #61
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Re: Redskins Insider: Draft Review

Fiend makes a good point; they may have picked the 2 wideouts to play the averages, realizing that it's likely one of them either doesn't pan out at all or just becomes a career backup. Add to that, since they moved back w/the trade, the expense won't be much to take the chance that one or all of these guys will be great.

As Matty said, they followed the board & the DEs they liked were gone when thier picks came up. I think this is really the core of this debate between us & JLC/boswell. Should you follow the "board" & draft the best available or draft based on need. It may be that you can do both to some degree, and I think that's what Boswell criticized them for as if they were following the board w/no regard to need.

I think he makes a good point & I think JLC overall has a strong argument, it may just be the way he phrases it w/references to "league sources" & such. I was really surprised by the Davis selection, but the guy is a beast. Also, people so often are referring to TEs as recievers, well they do block on the line as well & Joe Gibbs can tell you how important a good blocking TE is to a running game.

Overall, I look at this relatively. While I would've liked to have gotten a couple more o or d llinemen, instead of trading away picks we actually ended up w/ an additional pick & raised the chances that this draft will produce some players that are in b&g for years to come.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:36 AM   #62
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Fiend makes a good point; they may have picked the 2 wideouts to play the averages, realizing that it's likely one of them either doesn't pan out at all or just becomes a career backup. Add to that, since they moved back w/the trade, the expense won't be much to take the chance that one or all of these guys will be great.

As Matty said, they followed the board & the DEs they liked were gone when thier picks came up. I think this is really the core of this debate between us & JLC/boswell. Should you follow the "board" & draft the best available or draft based on need. It may be that you can do both to some degree, and I think that's what Boswell criticized them for as if they were following the board w/no regard to need.

I think he makes a good point & I think JLC overall has a strong argument, it may just be the way he phrases it w/references to "league sources" & such. I was really surprised by the Davis selection, but the guy is a beast. Also, people so often are referring to TEs as recievers, well they do block on the line as well & Joe Gibbs can tell you how important a good blocking TE is to a running game.

Overall, I look at this relatively. While I would've liked to have gotten a couple more o or d llinemen, instead of trading away picks we actually ended up w/ an additional pick & raised the chances that this draft will produce some players that are in b&g for years to come.

this brings tears to my eyes... How long have we waited for this? I agree with this and even though the draft is over, there is still FA and UDFA that we have to deal with. With the way the front office handled the draft, I have no doubts at whether or not they will pick up depth at OL or DL.
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:27 AM   #63
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some people just aren't going to be happy unless they themselves are making the picks... and i can imagine what a disaster that would be... (cue randomly inserted smootsmack jab)
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some people just aren't going to be happy unless they themselves are making the picks... and i can imagine what a disaster that would be... (cue randomly inserted smootsmack jab)
Jeez, all this because I thought you kinda reminded me of Natalie Portman. You should be flattered...or disturbed
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:03 PM   #65
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Re: Redskins Insider: Draft Review

I agree with HOGTIMUS PRIME on one point, and that's if our evaluation of our OL graded it out as average, then it almost certainly was poor methodology to draft some receivers from an average to below average class.

More likely, we felt that the 5 guys we have on the OL are above average, and that mid to late round draft picks could fufill the need for the future. I'm O.K. with that reasoning, but Vinny better be right about the OL then.
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