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Old 04-04-2004, 06:51 PM   #16
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We have to have a threat opposite coles, not a coulda woulda shoulda player. Our O will be great by having to threats at receiver, a TE and Portis. I know some of you will say McCants or Jacobs could be a threat, but I want someone that already is and then have a number three. Run three wideouts with an H-back and we'll be unstopable.
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Old 04-04-2004, 09:00 PM   #17
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When you can get a blue chip, top 5 pick caliber talent, you take it.
Look and learn from our recent draft history...would you rather have a blue-chip, can't miss, high pick player like Lavar Arrington, Champ Bailey or Chris Samuels(or Sean Taylor); or do you want to move down (in the 1st round) and take a chance on a lesser player like Rod Gardner or Patrick Ramsey (or lesser talent d-lineman)?
I agree with you that our D-line is still in need of a player or two. My main problem with trading down for a D-lineman is there is not a single, sure-thing, can't miss defensive lineman in this draft. Otherwise there would be one projected in the top 10.
On the other hand safety Sean Taylor is a sure thing (safe pick). It would be a big gamble to pass up Sean Taylor for a defensive lineman that might not be able to earn a starting position.

Off topic-I know the Ramsey fans are going to scream that Ramsey is the next Bret Farve, pro-bowl, hall of famer...but in reality he is not yet there.
Don't get me wrong, I would be ecstatic to have Sean Taylor on this team. Safety is an important position the Front Office has long ignored, and if our defensive line wasn't in such dreadful shape, I wouldn't blink at selecting him the first chance we get. And I agree with your analogy about the value of mid-to-late first round picks for players who turn out to be like Rod Gardner or, ahem... Patrick Ramsey. Point well taken.

I only express hesitation because while the D-line was probably the single biggest culprit to the team's downfall last season, little has been done through free agency to correct it. With the June 1st cuts offering nothing more than 'sloppy seconds', I simply feel that a trade offer, if sweet enough, should be considered.

Ideally, I would love to see some sort of trade magic so we could get Taylor AND one of the top D-linemen available later on, even if it means mortgaging next year's top draft pick to do it.
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Old 04-04-2004, 09:24 PM   #18
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They've done a lot to address the D line. His name is Williams. Seriously, the schemes we ran last year were just horrible. I think playcalling alone could upgrade our defense two fold.
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Old 04-04-2004, 10:03 PM   #19
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While the addition of Williams should work wonders for the D, I'd still feel a little better about things if we can pick up a talented DT or DE.

Let's face it, the guys we have now are of average ability at best and wouldn't be starters on most teams.
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Old 04-04-2004, 10:12 PM   #20
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I really don't think Udeze, Smith, Harris, Wilfolk, Starks, etc will be top tier linemen in 4 years. I think they'll be solid (barring injury of course) but I would rather grab Taylor or Winslow. We'll see what happens!
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I do agree that the two instant impact players here are KW2 and Taylor, I'm sure Gibbs and company are having a hard time deciding their plan of action. I guess alot will depend on how badly other teams want the #5 slot. Two first rounders and a second would be awfully tempting.
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Old 04-05-2004, 02:19 AM   #22
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its always easy to say lets give up picks this year and not use them next year, but it doesnt work liek that. Everyyear there are good players and every year our needs change. You need your draft choices because you never know who may get injured and wont recover well. Of course, im all for giving up picks to get Winslow and taylor.!!
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Old 04-05-2004, 11:37 AM   #23
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its always easy to say lets give up picks this year and not use them next year, but it doesnt work liek that. Everyyear there are good players and every year our needs change. You need your draft choices because you never know who may get injured and wont recover well. Of course, im all for giving up picks to get Winslow and taylor.!!
Great point! We should not mortgage out future for one player (especially at the tight end position), regardless of how great he is.
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Old 04-05-2004, 02:23 PM   #24
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I am with SkinsCanes, Defense and the others who believe we should stay put at 5. Both ST and KW represent consensus impact players at positions of need. In fact, if they played any other position, they would probably be off the board before we got them. It is only b/c they play two generally low priority positions that we have a shot at them. Either one is a great "value pick" in the fifth slot (God, I hate that term - regardless of its relevance).

All the D-line prospects have question marks and none are a guarantee. No other draftees are both an impact player at there position AND fill a need of the Redskins. For that reason, I wouldn't trade out of the fifth slot unless it is part of a trade that guarantees us either ST or KWII and some additional later round picks. The number of ways that could occur are about a billion (give or take a million).

Lacking guaranteed impact players at other positions, I don't see any reason to trade next year's lottery picks for any thing less than getting both KWII and ST - the only guarranteed winners in THIS lottery.

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Old 04-05-2004, 05:58 PM   #25
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I have to admit, it is very easy to say "let's trade next year's #1 for another #1 THIS year".

Then, if there's an injury, or one of your first round picks doesn't pan out, you're kicking yourself in April 2005.

But I will say this: NOTHING is guaranteed. Not Sean Taylor, not Kellen Winslow Jr.

Don't fall into that trap -- you'll just get burned. How many of us thought Heath Shuler, Ryan Leaf, and Tony Mandarich were "guaranteed" ??
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Old 04-05-2004, 06:41 PM   #26
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Yes technically nothing is quaranteed, but the people you listed are QBs. QBs are taken high becuase of their importance but are always a high risk. If you looked at top ten players over the last ten years you would see there are positions that are minimal risks with a high pick. Safeties are one of those positions, along with tight ends. Of course how long would that list be of safties and TEs in teh top ten... definitly less than five over ten years. Corners in the top ten id bet have usually panned out well to. Id even include linebackers. Lineman can go either way a lot of times, along wth receivers and half backs. Although half backs have definitly proven them selves in recnent years (Ricky, Edgarin James, LT)
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