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Fans' Saturday draft party features Shanahan, the No. 4 pick, Orakpo, Hall


Coach Mike Shanahan and Washington's first-round pick are scheduled to attend the team's draft party Saturday at FedEx Field.

Admission and parking for the event is free and the stadium's gates open at 9:30 a.m., the team announced. The player the Redskins pick first in the three-day draft, which begins tonight in New York City's Radio City Music Hall, is expected to arrive at FedEx at noon.

Shanahan plans to address the crowd at approximately 5 p.m, but the remaining NFL draft schedule could affect his participation. The Redskins currently hold the fourth overall pick in the draft and also select in the fourth, fifth and seventh rounds.

In addition to Shanahan and the team's No. 1 draft pick, Redskins veterans also are expected to attend Saturday. Cornerback DeAngelo Hall and Brian Orakpo are among the players who have committed to participate

By Jason Reid  |  April 22, 2010; 3:45 PM ET
Categories:  NFL Draft  
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1st again peoples

Posted by: BigDaddyLongStroke | April 22, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Wow. You better get there early -- by 5:00 am -- if you want to get a seat for this one. Odds on it selling out by 8:30 are 165%.

Posted by: League-Source | April 22, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Berry it is.


Jason La Canfora
Other teams expect Redskins to take Berry at No. 4

Posted: April 22nd, 2010 | Jason La Canfora | Tags: 2010 NFL Draft, Albert Haynesworth, Eric Berry, Jammal Brown, New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins

As teams continue to talk and jockey for position before the start of the first round Thursday night, at least two clubs in the top 10 of the draft are adjusting their mocks to give Tennessee safety Eric Berry to the Redskins at No. 4 overall.

The Redskins, who need a safety, recently have been in contact with Berry’s people and placed a very high grade on him.

The Redskins still could end up taking a left tackle at No. 4, but they might look to the trade market for that. Dealing DT Albert Haynesworth for a second- or a third-round pick would allow them to get in the ballpark for a move at a restricted free agent tackle such Jammal Brown of the Saints.

Posted by: TWISI | April 22, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

lets just hope we dont screw this up by trading up to get Bradford. It'll cost more than we should be willing to give up and will only mortgage the future even more. He may be great but we have a lot of holes and losing our 1st next year (which is almost guaranteed when trading for a top 5 pick) is not worth the return.

As i was saying on the last thread, I'd be ok with Berry at 4. He is a young talented saftey that reminds me a lot of ST back in the day. It would fill a need and allow LL to move back to SS where he belongs. As long as we then, somehow, traded back into round 2 or something to get an OT, or traded for Gaither... I'd be cool with it. Trading Haynesworth, Carter, Rocky to do so... if its possible... probably at best a dream but whatever.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 22, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

This sounds like zero fun.

Posted by: chrislarry | April 22, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

For the record, if they move AH and get Jammal Brown and draft Berry, then it would be job well done in my book. I suspect if the Skins get a 3rd rounder this year for, they will get a conditional pick in next year's draft as well.

Posted by: TWISI | April 22, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

IF this is true -- if -- you have to figure they either have one or more trades worked out so they can pick up OL help either via other picks or players and/or they have reached agreement with a free agent tackle or two.

Posted by: manlius1 | April 22, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

This sounds like zero fun.

Posted by: chrislarry | April 22, 2010 3:54 PM

You got it. Odds on zero fun are 160%. Whatever you do, cl, don't make the trip down for this one.

Posted by: League-Source | April 22, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

TWISI, I don't believe it. You didn't end your post with "BOOK IT".

Posted by: C-DubDC | April 22, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Why aren't there parties for free agent signings? And for getting rid of deadwood players? And when's the Cerrato firing party?

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 22, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Don't be surprised if Redskins trade Haynesworth, McIntosh, and Andre Carter for draft picks and take Okung or Williams in the first round and Kyle Calloway out of Iowa to be the offensive right tackle. Redskins need OTs to protect McNabb and make the running game go. Shanahan is not stupid, he's going to make the right moves.

Also look for Skins to take a running back and a receiver and a nose tackle if one is available when they pick in later rounds.

Posted by: rb-freedom-for-all | April 22, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

"For the record, if they move AH and get Jammal Brown and draft Berry, then it would be job well done in my book. I suspect if the Skins get a 3rd rounder this year for, they will get a conditional pick in next year's draft as well.

Posted by: TWISI"

Agree 100%.

Icing on the cake would be making a move to get Jared Gaither on top of Jamaal Brown.

Posted by: psps23 | April 22, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

There's a 165% chance I won't be attending.

Posted by: wireman65 | April 22, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

ah to the saints for Brown, and a second....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 22, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I think this "Berry to the 'Skins" talk is disinformation propagated by Shannallen to get some team that covets the safety to trade up to 4 and give the 'Skins some extra picks.

Posted by: rbpalmer | April 22, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Also look for Skins to take a running back and a receiver and a nose tackle if one is available when they pick in later rounds.

Posted by: rb-freedom-for-all | April 22, 2010 4:00 PM

If you want to have credibility on these calls you need to give percentages:

running back 165%
nose tackle 135%
receiver 120%

Posted by: League-Source | April 22, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I'm guessing that the Skins have something like a flow chart. First item is to address OL, and there are several ways to do that. Of course, one guy doesn't fix 3 broken spots, but why quibble.

After that, I suspect the next spot on the flow chart is to address either another OL spot, FS or LB. If Albert gets traded, it would create a need along the DL that would move it up the chart.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 22, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

So if they trade down, will the lower first round pick show up, or are they finally conceding that they have no deals to make on draft night.

Posted by: Predator48 | April 22, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

ah to the saints for Brown, and a second....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 22, 2010 4:03 PM

+1

Posted by: skinswest | April 22, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

ah to the saints for Brown, and a second....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1
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While I know NO is trying to beef up their D, I think this will take place via 3-way trade, either by St. Louis, Detroit or Tennessee. We send AH to one of those teams, they send their 3rd rounder to NO, NO sends us Brown.

Posted by: C-DubDC | April 22, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I don't think NO wants any part of AH.

Posted by: C-DubDC | April 22, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

I'm guessing that the Skins have something like a flow chart.

Posted by: zcezcest1
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A decision tree? Before Shanallen, we just had monkeys in that tree.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 22, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

NO sends us Brown

not nearly enough compensation coming back to us...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 22, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Wouldn't having a stud FS paired with Landry again help our D in part by providing more coverage sacks/pressures/QB strips? So if Berry worked out, this could potentially make AH more expendable.

I'm for Berry whether AH is here or not, a player of his advertised caliber paired with even fair CBs could go a long way to shoring up our defensive backfield.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | April 22, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

I don't think NO wants any part of AH.

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I don't think NO wants any part of AH.

Posted by: C-DubDC | April 22, 2010 4:09 PM | April 22, 2010 4:09 PM

I posted earlier that AH to the Saints makes sense in that NO (GG) plays the type of defense AH likes. Remember GG has close ties to with Fisher in their defensive philosophy. AH on a good team should be like all the other pain in the arse divas, happy. Throw in a player like Jamal Brown and maybe a 5th round pick (seems like the popular round for trading), and C-DubDC you got yourself a good deal.

Posted by: TWISI | April 22, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Trust in Shan-Allen my fellow Skins fans! Smokescreen is all this is about. Allen is sending the word out that they are potentially capable of anything which will make the team give up picks to move up to #4!


I'm already rating the Skin's draft this year as an A+++++++++

book it!

This is gonna be fun when all is said and done.

GO SKINS!!!

Posted by: datruth21 | April 22, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: TWISI | April 22, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Trust in Shan-Allen my fellow Skins fans! Smokescreen is all this is about. Allen is sending the word out that they are potentially capable of anything which will make any of the teams give up picks to move up to #4!

I like the fact that everyone is in a frenzy tring to figure out what the Skins will do at #4. This is exciting!


I'm already rating the Skin's draft this year as an A+++++++++

book it!

This is gonna be fun when all is said and done.

GO SKINS!!!

Posted by: datruth21 | April 22, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

"Of course, one guy doesn't fix 3 broken spots, but why quibble."

What if he gives 300% ?

Posted by: wireman65 | April 22, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

MisatMoe is a lesbian

Posted by: BigDaddyLongStroke | April 22, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

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