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A lineman, Eureka!

The Skins take guard Chad Rinehart, a guard out of Northern Iowa, with their third round pick. It's a position of significant need with not much depth at guard and both starters dealing with injuries (Kendall has arthritic knees; Randy Thomas is coming off another season-ending surgery).

Rinehart is plenty big and could possibly play some tackle, too. He started at left tackle last season. Joe Bugel was prizing versatility in his linemen and this kid could provide it.
Will be interesting to see if they come back around in the draft and take more of a pure center, though that might be somethign they address with a college free agent.

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 11:38 AM ET
 
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GREATTTTTT 1ST

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

GREATTTTTT 1ST

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

WooT!

Posted by: Jon | April 27, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

1st!

Posted by: draftgurur | April 27, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

I like I like...good pick I think.

Posted by: Doug | April 27, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

WTF????

Rinehart

This guy is projected mid-seventh round pick

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2008/draft/players/6987.html

Would rather have had Collins or DT Dre Moore

Posted by: the_squire | April 27, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

about time

Posted by: RockyLee | April 27, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Yeah butsince we have 3 &th round picks he could been taken then , unless they were afarid the Lions would outMillen us.

Posted by: Crozz | April 27, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Here is what NFL.COM says about Rinehart:

Professional scouts flocked to Northern Iowa to see what many feel is the NCAA Subdivision's premier draft prospect in 2007. One of the most dominant left tackles in the game, Rinehart anchored the Panthers' offensive line since moving into the lineup as a freshman.

The decorated blocker is equally proficient in opening holes for the ground game or sliding back to protect the quarterback's blind side in passing situations. With Rinehart at left tackle, Northern Iowa has averaged over 400 yards per game in total offense (410.84 yards per game) over the last three seasons. The team ranked 10th in rushing (219.36 yards per game) and fourth in total offense (408.27 ypg) during his junior year.

At Boone High School, Rinehart was a standout offensive lineman. He earned All-State second-team honors as both a junior and senior. He was also a first-team All-District and All-Conference choice during his final two seasons. Rinehart also starred for the track team, qualifying for the state finals in the discus.

Pursued by the Naval Academy, Rinehart decided to enroll at Northern Iowa. He spent the 2003 season competing as an offensive tackle on the scout team. In 2004, he took over at left tackle, starting the team's first five games before undergoing a laparoscopic appendectomy on October 21. He missed three games while recovering before returning to the field as a reserve for the team's final three contests. He finished his first season with the team with an 87.57% grade for blocking consistency, delivering four touchdown-resulting blocks in the process.

Rinehart began to establish his dominance in the trenches as a sophomore in 2005. He earned All-Gateway Conference first-team honors and was a second-team All-Northwest Region choice by Football Gazette. He completely manhandled his opponents, coming up with 134 knockdowns, including 13 touchdown-resulting blocks and an impressive 17 blocks downfield. He registered an 87.13% grade for blocking consistency, helping the team average 236.8 yards per game passing and 400.53 yards in total offense.

Rinehart garnered Associated Press and Sports Network All-American second-team honors in 2006. He was an All-Gateway Conference and All-Northwest Region first-team choice and earned his third Gateway Offensive Lineman of the Week honors during his junior campaign.

He helped a unit that ranked fourth nationally in total offense with an average of 408.27 yards per game and ranked 10th in the Division 1-AA ranks with an average of 219.36 yards per game on the ground. He delivered 105 knockdowns in 11 games, producing 17 touchdown-resulting blocks and 15 more blocks downfield. He held his opponents to just three stops behind the line of scrimmage and a total of 14 tackles (10 solo), as he led the 1-AA linemen with an 89.64% grade for blocking consistency.

As a senior, Rinehart was a consensus All-American first-team and unanimous All-Gateway Conference first-team selection. He continued his dominance, as he graded 88.64% for blocking consistency, the highest mark of any offensive lineman in the FCS ranks. He collected 103 knockdowns with 17 touchdown-resulting blocks and 12 blocks downfield. The offense responded to his blocking by averaging 457.3 yards per game, an improvement of close to 50 yards per game from the previous season.

Career Notes

Rinehart has the highest career blocking consistency grade (88.5%) of any NCAA Division 1-AA (Subdivision) offensive lineman in the last 15 years...The left offensive tackle started 42 of 45 contests at left offensive tackle. He produced 409 knockdowns/key blocks, including 51 that resulted in touchdowns and 51 more that came down field.

High School

Attended Boone (Ia.) High School, playing football for head coach Jon Walcyk...Earned All-State second-team honors as both a junior and senior...First-team All-District and All-Conference choice during his final two campaigns...In addition to excelling on the gridiron, he also starred for the track team, qualifying for the state finals in the discus.

Posted by: talkshowhost | April 27, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Kiss my azz, naysayers!!!!!!

Posted by: dan snyder | April 27, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

i wonder what THE BOARD was telling them...

Posted by: dealer | April 27, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Maybe now some of you will finally calm down now.

Posted by: supadupa | April 27, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

I am sure Buges signed off on this, so I am okay with the choice.

Posted by: RedBee | April 27, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Are we going to write a story tomorrow about how the Skins have 6 count them 6 picks to use on the precious lineman that Napelon so desires. I've never seen a writer or "insider" as he's known jump the gun to bash someone. F---in pathetic really.

Posted by: taller than 5 5 | April 27, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Cindy's Rule for Drafting Offensive Linemen (to be ignored at your own peril):
Go for cornfed Iowans/Nebraskans.

Seriously. Chad Rinehart is from Boone, Iowa. That's all I need to know.

Posted by: Cindy | April 27, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Great stuff, talkshowhost!!!

Keep it coming...are you sure you're not Mel Kiper?

Posted by: sicwidit | April 27, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

For sure a Buges pick. Have to give the benefit of the doubt.

Posted by: BT | April 27, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Reach........!

Posted by: Jah | April 27, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Maybe we can coach him up to a third round level.

Posted by: Crozz | April 27, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! Stud HOG INBOUND!!!!!!
6-5 320 and plays with a "nasty streak".... Look out Dallas!!!!!!!!

Has above-average initial quickness for a guard and can get into position when technique is sound. Plays with a mean streak, delivers a violent punch and can jar defenders at the point of contact. Works from the snap until the whistle and can sustain blocks once locked on. Has adequate lower body strength and flashes the ability to drive defenders. Takes sound angles to downfield blocks and can get into position at the second level. Keeps head up and generally does a good job of sliding off combo blocks to pick up linebackers. Shows good awareness in pass protection and can adjust to line stunts and blitzes. Though bends at the waist rather than the knees, has good size and can hold ground against bull rushers. Lined up at tackle in college and is somewhat versatile. While missed three games after undergoing an appendectomy in 2004 started the last 39 games of his collegiate career and is durable.

Posted by: egrib | April 27, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

do we really have a 5th rounder now? 127 overall from tennessee

Posted by: bobby | April 27, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

what about the 4th round trade with the Titans?

Posted by: hh | April 27, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Great Pick! I realize he is not a sexy name, but Rinehart will provide some much needed depth at both LT and LG. I think Buges ultimately gets him ready to replace Kendal next year.
We pick again soon... maybe a DL this time around.

Posted by: Matt | April 27, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Cindy | April 27, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Rinehart is a tackle, not a guard or center.

Posted by: fatness | April 27, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

sorry, i meant 157 overall, from what i recall, we lost our 5th rounder yesterday with the trade with atlanta?

Posted by: bobby | April 27, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse


Remember, Buges also "signed off" on Jim Molinaro and that other dud proeject player...Green or something.

Nothing came of them.

They lucked out with Heyer, undrafted.


I think they reached on theis Rinehart dude. They could have got him in round 5 or 6, or even 7.

Definitely not a 3rd round grade from a small school

Posted by: the_squire | April 27, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

There are a bunch of very good DTs and OLs available right now -- I'd love to see the Skins make a trade and get another pick or two in the 4th round to clean up.

Posted by: CMoney | April 27, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

I think Kendell will start next year. This guy is a back up and will move in (hopefully) when Kendell's contract expires

Posted by: BT | April 27, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Looks like we traded the 3rd pick in rd 4 for the 25th and then a 5th rounder.

Posted by: [cc] | April 27, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

103 for 124 and 157.

Posted by: Patrick | April 27, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

What do we do with the next pick?

I'd love to see us take QB Josh Johnson with the 4th rounder. He'd be a perfect fit with the WCO and is the last QB I think has potential to be an NFL starter. We can fill needs at DT, S, etc with the lower picks.

Posted by: SaltyDog75 | April 27, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Read the scout's report. This guy isn't rated as high as the 3rd round and guys, Vinnie the ninnie( short for nincompoop) is no Bobby Betheard. He wouldn't know talent if it were staring him in the face. YYYUUUUKKKK!!!

Posted by: patrick | April 27, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Seems like trade with Titans for their 4th and 5th

Posted by: RedBee | April 27, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

the 5th rounder is 22nd. So, we're pretty much drafting where we were originally without all the trades going all the way back to Duckett. Crazy.

Posted by: [cc] | April 27, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

I guess we wont get Dre Moore, but 103 for 124 and 157 seems good?

Posted by: trade | April 27, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

OK... Corn Fed stud. I like it.... he dominated in Div 1-AA at LEFT TACKLE not Guard. They proably want to make him a guard/tackle reserve if he can move inside. Naval Academey was after him, which generally means he is A) Smart and B) a Good Kid.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/chad-rinehart?id=300

Posted by: SkinsfaninBahrain | April 27, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

What's the deal with us swapping picks with the Titans?

Posted by: The Original Buck Ortega | April 27, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Rinehart is a tackle, not a guard or center.

Posted by: fatness | April 27, 2008 11:47 AM

True, but he projects in the NFL to G.

Posted by: Matt | April 27, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Are Dan and Vinny now not looking to there board. So mush good D# players, they take a O-lineman who sould be in the 5 round.

There goes Justin King, look Snyder.

Posted by: Wilco | April 27, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

BTW - Scouts Inc. says Rinehart projects as a late 4th, early 5th. But if Buges wants him then I'm not complaining.

Posted by: [cc] | April 27, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

mark wilson from california was the other guy who buges signed off on, he sucked

Posted by: reekie | April 27, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Why we trade whit Titans?? Do we get picks, or we trade for a player??

Posted by: Wilco | April 27, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Love getting back into the 5th ROund, adding a pick now is one more chance to grab more depth on the lines and maybe get a gem like an HB Blades that slipped down to us last year. Having more picks in day 2 gives more chances to hit the home run on the hidden gems

Posted by: BBD36 | April 27, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Dang it Vinnie, it's like they throw darts at their board. The guy may be okay but if you had to have him why not trade down a little and do onto others as they do to you repeatedly.

Posted by: Crozz | April 27, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

considering there was a run of OL's in the first three rounds that changes a lot of those projections on where a particularly OL will go.

Posted by: DC | April 27, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

ok WE SWAP 4TH WIT TE AND PICKED UP A 5TH NOT BAD WE CAN PIC UP A DB OR DT IN THE 4TH AND SAFETY IN THE 5TH GOOD JOB VINNY

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

ok WE SWAP 4TH WIT TE AND PICKED UP A 5TH NOT BAD WE CAN PIC UP A DB OR DT IN THE 4TH AND SAFETY IN THE 5TH GOOD JOB VINNY

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

reekie - so was Stephen Heyer and Joe Jacoby, and the entire 80's Hogs. so....Shut up

Posted by: BT | April 27, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse


Yes, thats it, Mark Wilson and Molinaro...

I feel they reached for this Rinehart kid.

The third round is huge, so many good players are taken here....not projects from small schools.


Guess time will tell, but they could of had this guy in a later round 100%

Posted by: the_squire | April 27, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Thx April

Posted by: Wilco | April 27, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

according to boswell...they had the 104th pick???? wha happened? was it a misprint?

Posted by: dealer | April 27, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

So we lost 10 "value points" in this trade, but we gained 70 in the trade yesterday. I think the extra pick is worth more than 10 imaginary points, especially when if you can find a Tom Brady in the 4th or 5th round.

Posted by: value | April 27, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

definatly a buges pick he worked out all the lineman so im ok with it, he sounds like a monster.

Posted by: sak | April 27, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I have to imagine that the couple of months of 12-16 hour work days had the scouts and coaches looking at and researching the players before they select them. Let's give them credit for doing their jobs well enough to pick some people that are needed. In the past, they have had so few to work with that there was more pressure on each selection.

Posted by: CT Skins Fan | April 27, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

GOOD now maybe some of the whiners will SHUTUP!

Posted by: Leevi98 | April 27, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

How about Eric Young or DL. I'm sure he wasn't going anywhere.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe some of the incompetence on RI...SMALL SCHOOLS????

Can someone please tell these idiots about SCOUTING!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: sicwidit | April 27, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

best pick ever

Posted by: d rinehart | April 27, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

How about another WR?

Posted by: Mario Manningham | April 27, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

+++Maybe now some of you will finally calm down now.+++

You want calm? The Priozac channel is carrying the Elevator Music Draft. The Empire State Building just got a soprano sax player to replace Kenny G.

The NFL draft, and the Redskins reaction thereunto is HYSTERIA central.

Or haven't you noticed how bad they've drafted for the past 15 years?

Now SHUT UP!

Posted by: Corkczar & Enya | April 27, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

++++ ...103 for 124 and 157 seems good?

Posted by: trade | April 27, 2008 11:50 AM++++

Sure for teams that know how to draft.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Apparently Dallas traded their 104 for 122 and 155. Not to add to the hysteria.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm. Mebbe the skins can get a refund on the Tennessee Trade...

"I had a dream last night that everyone I ever sold a car to came back and there you were, handing them back their money!
Refund? REFUND?"

Posted by: corkczar & Paul Dooley | April 27, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

You know after reading some of the entries today I really feel as though some people will complain no matter what. I mean come on all of these projections and what not are of someone elses opinion. If you like those guys rather than the Skins FO go root for another team...It is so comical to read some of the bashing and negative sh*t these people who have never thought of playing football write.

I know everyone is entitled to thier say but wow if I was so unhappy I would jump ship.

Posted by: Skip in VA | April 27, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

We have to go D line next, I think. Any thoughts on who?

Posted by: LMG | April 27, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Shows good initial quickness for size, aggressive and makes the occasional play in the backfield. Has excellent bulk, though inconsistent in this area can stay low to the ground and is stout at the point of attack. Plays with a mean streak, shows good upper body strength and can shed blocks quickly though a little inconsistent in this area. Has excellent size and can anchor when teams run at him. Flashes an effective rip move and shows a good not great motor when rushing the passer. Gets hands up when isn't going to get to the quarterback, times jumps well and excels at tipping passes. Blocked an extra-point attempt in 2006, blocked a kick in 2004 and can contribute on special teams. Voted permanent team captain in 2006, is a leader of the field and shows a knack for making plays in key situations.

Posted by: RedBryant | April 27, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

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