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Redskins draft UCLA WR Terrence Austin in 7th round


With the first of their three seventh-round picks, the Redskins selected UCLA wide receiver Terrence Austin, who seems poised to challenge as a special teams contributor.

Austin stands 5-foot-10 and weighs 172 pounds. For the Bruins, he received second-team All-Pac 10 honors his final two years as a kick returner. He also returned punts for four years at UCLA.

As a receiver, Austin totaled 1,192 yards and five touchdowns on 109 receptions during his four-year college career. He was the team's third-leading receiver his senior year with 455 yards and four touchdowns on 37 catches.

He also had 2,145 kickoff return yards on 89 kickoffs, averaging 24.1 yards per return each of his final two seasons. As a punt returner, he totaled 1,192 yards on 109 returns. He returned four punts for touchdowns his senior year and had a total of five on his career.

By Jason Reid  |  April 24, 2010; 3:59 PM ET
Categories:  NFL Draft , wide receivers  
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Comments

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Posted by: dcskins08 | April 24, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

My name is dcsween and I approve this pick.

No need for the wear and tear on Devin Thomas. And this guy is faster. This guy also is younger than Buchanon.

Posted by: dcsween | April 24, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Like I said he will be a punt returner, which if you watched an games last year we need badly.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 24, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

First

Posted by: dcskins08 | April 24, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I hear he has room to build onto his frame...

Posted by: Burrasta1 | April 24, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I don't mind this pick too much.

Skins on the clock... what will they do??

OT, Selvish Capers (West Virginia)
RB, Blount (Oregon)

C'monnnnn!!! Do it!!!

Posted by: TDawg1 | April 24, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Austin should be the 5th WR, the one who does ST. This also should allow DT to focus on learning the WR spot in this offense. Look at the big picture.

Posted by: TWISI | April 24, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

good pick...need a returner and some speed

Posted by: tonyc | April 24, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

I like this pick!

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 24, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

At least we took another lineman.

Posted by: Predator48 | April 24, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

They pick an OG. Can you people STFU now.

Posted by: TWISI | April 24, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

erik cook 6'5 320 lb guard from new mexico

Posted by: AhsanFamily | April 24, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Alrighty, its OL at least... I'll take it...

Hope we can get Capers at 231 or in UFA...

Posted by: TDawg1 | April 24, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

This guy has to be better than Randle El but I guess that is setting the bar a little low.

Does anyone else get the feeling the Skins are making trades to add picks just to make it look like they had a real draft even though 5 of the 6 picks came on the last day, 3 in the last round. Just seems like something Vinny and Zorny would do, kind of bush league.

Posted by: peteywheatstraw | April 24, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

We took a C 6'6 318 from New Mexico.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 24, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Oh nooooo...no Blount or Capers!!! The sky is falling! whatever shall we do??? 31 other teams didnt take them either. 230 or so picks ...Hmmm. wonder why...Suppose they suck? nahhhh. people here know better than 32 coaching staffs

Posted by: NYskinsfan2 | April 24, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

o-line! rabach's replacement?

Posted by: Burrasta1 | April 24, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

They pick an OG. Can you people STFU now.

Posted by: TWISI | April 24, 2010 4:13 PM

I was hoping for a punter. Draft's almost over and we still don't have our punter.

Posted by: League-Source | April 24, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Will ya'll stop whining about the friggin' O-line....

They've got Samuels' replacement

We've got LB help

We've got a speed demon at KR (hopefully)

Posted by: rickyroge

Oh, I don't know. Maybe because there's still no depth on the line or because we have a career journeyman at the RT tackle position.

Posted by: dcwun | April 24, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

SI draft bio for Cook - Sounds like a decent late pick

Biography: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a junior. Experienced at center, guard and left tackle.

Positives: Nice-sized lineman with good strength at the point of attack. Quick into blocks, keeps his feet moving, and jolts defenders with good hand punch. Makes good use of angles, keeps his head on a swivel, and always works to get pad on defenders. Stays square, fights hard throughout the action, and keeps the opponent in front of him. Effectively quarterbacks the offensive line.

Negatives: Must improve his balance and all too often falls off blocks rather than finishes them. Lacks a dominant base.

Analysis: Cook is a well-sized blocker with growth potential and the ability to play in several systems. The versatility to play spots on the line could help catch on as an inexpensive backup.

Posted by: soriphius | April 24, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Erik Cook C New Mexico

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | April 24, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Cook has been a quality offensive lineman for the Lobos over the past three years and has started at all three positions: tackle, guard and center. He may be a little tall for the center position as he would be facing a lot of nose tackles that would have a natural leverage advantage on him. He is a natural knee bender that does a good job of playing with a good pad level and will leverage his blocks. He can struggle when opponents get to, or past, the edge and he needs to recover and square back up on the block. He lacks the lateral range to play on the edge and is best suited to play guard or center where he has the potential to eventually develop into an adequate starter.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 24, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

This guy had the worst bench press of any OL at the combine....

Posted by: mac2j | April 24, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

blount and capers still there for the taking

Posted by: AhsanFamily | April 24, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Oh nooooo...no Blount or Capers!!! The sky is falling! whatever shall we do??? 31 other teams didnt take them either. 230 or so picks ...Hmmm. wonder why...Suppose they suck? nahhhh. people here know better than 32 coaching staffs

Posted by: NYskinsfan2 | April 24, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

No one is saying that. I'm certainly not. But in the 7th round with serious OL concerns and some older RBs, I think they'd both be legitimate pick-ups that have more than an outside chance to not only make the roster, but CONTRIBUTE. Chill.

Posted by: TDawg1 | April 24, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

I would rather have Blair White at WR but I guess we are happy with our WRs.

I hope we Do Not draft Blount.

Posted by: Gibbs4Pres | April 24, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

YESSSSSSSSSSS CAPERSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: TDawg1 | April 24, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

CAPERS!

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | April 24, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

final pick is...................................................another OT

rejoice!!

Posted by: Predator48 | April 24, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

And we back up Cook with Capers OT

Posted by: frediefritz | April 24, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone else get the feeling the Skins are making trades to add picks just to make it look like they had a real draft even though 5 of the 6 picks came on the last day, 3 in the last round. Just seems like something Vinny and Zorny would do, kind of bush league.

Posted by: peteywheatstraw | April 24, 2010 4:13 PM

No. You're the only one who has that feeling -- you're the real bush league up here.

They're making trades to get more picks in the later rounds. With more picks they can get more of the people they want. Why do I have to explain that to you, petey?

Posted by: League-Source | April 24, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

CAPERS!!!! yessssssssssssss

Posted by: AhsanFamily | April 24, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Capers!!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by: rickyroge | April 24, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Selvish Capers and another versatile o-lineman...good value picks in 7th round

Posted by: tonyc | April 24, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

So in another word, the Skins still got Capers after all the b!tching up here. You guys are funny.

Posted by: TWISI | April 24, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

This guy had the worst bench press of any OL at the combine....

Posted by: mac2j | April 24, 2010 4:15 PM |

Wow because we all know that being able to bench press makes you a great NFL player.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 24, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

finally.

Posted by: whymusttheskinssuck | April 24, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

After watching this video and hearing blocking tight end & fullback.....I like the pick.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LARorin9Aos

Posted by: Copious1 | April 24, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Hooray! Capers! The misery on the board can stop! Is it sad that I was rooting for this pick solely to silence the masses?

Posted by: HenryStin | April 24, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Finally a good pick....

Posted by: mac2j | April 24, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Capers is a Redskin

Posted by: CPortisRun | April 24, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Worst bench press @ the Combine

Well, don't have any idea what they are thinking. Maybe making a G out of him who can get out and run?

Avoiding Blount like a hot potato aren't they?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | April 24, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Nice. Feeling better about this whole draft thing now.

Posted by: will_ga | April 24, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

They pick an OG. Can you people STFU now.

Posted by: TWISI | April 24, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Amen TWISI. Amen.

I don't recall everyone freaking out 2 years ago when we weren't drafting O-linemen. It wasn't until Jansen, Thomas, and Samuels all fell apart that everyone wants to re-write history and pretend we've been wishing for O-line draft picks all along. Hindsight is always 20/20 people, but let's not forget that it was only a few years ago that our line was considered by some to be one of the best in the NFL. Going into 2006 season, many projected our line as the number 1 overall in the league. I'm sure all of you were so upset with the Redskins brass back then for not drafting more O-linemen.


Posted by: Barno1 | April 24, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Me likey the OL picks with the last two selections. I'll be happy to shut up now.

Posted by: coparker5 | April 24, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Capers is graded much higher.

Can anyone fill me in as to why Capers has fallen down to almost not getting drafted?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | April 24, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

btw, there's a reason that Selvish Capers slid to the end of the 7th round ... he's a converted TE who doesn't block real well. Still, he's faster than your average tackle.

Posted by: dcsween | April 24, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Finally a good pick....

Posted by: mac2j | April 24, 2010 4:18 PM |

The only good pick of the day your right, hey I'm interested in knowing what team you work for since you obviously know more than Shanny and Allen.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 24, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Finally! I still wish they had taken Ricky Sapp instead of that other LB in Rnd 4, but otherwise I can at least live with this draft now. Hopefully next year we'll have a few more picks to work with...

Posted by: PDXskin | April 24, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

The final piece falls into place!

Selvish Capers, the Redskins own Mr. Irrelevant!

I mean -- Selvish Capers, Super Bowl!

Posted by: League-Source | April 24, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

there will be vets available to add before camp that can help the o-line and other spots across the roster...if the staff deems them worthy. Not a bad draft considering what was available to them...and not acting in 2nd and 3rd rounds was good...they didn't panic and knee-jerk and give solid players away when it wasn't warranted. Kudos to Allen/Shanahan... Now sign some more rookies and let's go coach 'em up!!

Posted by: NYskinsfan2 | April 24, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Wow because we all know that being able to bench press makes you a great NFL player.


Posted by: Flounder21

But it is important as an interior lineman. There's a reason why the Cowgirl's Larry Allen was the most dominant at his position for a decade and it wasn't just his athleticism. Strongest dude in the NFL.

Posted by: dcwun | April 24, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Lagarette. though a hothead, is a baller..

Posted by: frak | April 24, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Capers is graded much higher.

Can anyone fill me in as to why Capers has fallen down to almost not getting drafted?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | April 24, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

He's a converted TE (like Jason Peters), is very raw, and had a rough Senior Bowl. That said, he's very athletic and has a very high ceiling. He's definitely a project, but could develop into a starter with some good coaching and time. In the 7th round, this is a steal (he was projected 4-7 and at one point, before the senior bowl, as high as late 2). In the 7th, he's worth the risk. Easily.

Love the OL attention toward the ends. Building for the future! I'm happy!

Posted by: TDawg1 | April 24, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

To update:

We got our franchise LT to fit our scheme - our biggest need.

We got a Pro Bowl QB with 3-4 years left by trading an unwanted QB (JC) and a 2nd for Donovan (4th rounders in 2011 and 2012 cancel out).

We traded ONE early 5th rounder for Adam Carriker, Dennis Morris, and Terrence Austin.

We got Jarmon for a 3rd. Riley for a 4th, addressing depth on the defensive front.

We traded one pick in the 7th for Erik Cook and Selvish Capers, addressing O-line depth.

IMO, really hard to criticize what Shanallen did with very limited resources. And we broke even in future years by losing a pick in 2011 and gaining one in 2012. Hopefully our draft resources will be back to normal now.

Posted by: Rypien11 | April 24, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Avoiding Blount like a hot potato aren't they?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | April 24, 2010 4:18 PM

Yeah, same as the rest of the league. The guy's a nut case. You might not have gone down this road before but Mike Shanahan has.

Posted by: League-Source | April 24, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Looks like we have our punt returner

Posted by: rusty6 | April 24, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Yep, much better than Cerrato..peaceout

Posted by: frak | April 24, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

These are the top bench press gus at the combine over the last 10 years how many of them have been great players. Hell how many of them have you ever heard of.

45 - Leif Larsen, (DT), Texas-El Paso, 2000
45 - Mike Kudla, (DE), Ohio State, 2006
44 - Brodrick Bunkley, (DT), Florida State, 2006
43 - Scott Young, (OG), BYU, 2005
42 - Isaac Sopoaga, (DT), Hawaii, 2004
42 - Tank Tyler, (DT), North Carolina State, 2007
41 - *Igor Olshansky, (DT), Oregon, 2004
41 - Terna Nande, (OLB), Miami (OHIO), 2006
40 - Justin Blalock, (OG), Texas, 2007
40 - Manuel Ramirez, (OG), Texas Tech, 2007
38 - Tony Pashos, (OT), Illinois, 2003
37 - *Wayne Hunter, (OT), Hawaii, 2003
37 - Roberto Garza, (C), Texas AM-Kingsville, 2001
37 - Victor Leyva, (OG), Arizona State, 2001
37 - Moran Norris, (FB), Kansas, 2001
37 - *Vernon Gholston, (DE), Ohio State, 2008
37 - Jake Long, (OT), Michigan, 2008
37 - *Haloti Ngata, (DT), Oregon, 2006
36 - *Vince Wilfork, (DT), Miami, 2004
36 - Liam Ezekiel, (ILB), Northeastern, 2005
36 - Makoa Freitas, (OG), Arizona, 2003
36 - Ryan Denney, (DE), BYU, 2002
36 - Gabe Watson, (DT), Michigan, 2006
36 - Scott Peters, (C), Arizona State, 2002
35 - Will Bartholomew, (FB), Tennessee, 2002

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 24, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

On ESPN they said Capers fell because he is pretty weak for an o linemen and he got abused at the Senior Bowl. But they say he is quick and moves great in space so he could excel in our zone blocking scheme if he gets in the weight room for a few months.

Posted by: peteywheatstraw | April 24, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

These are the top bench press gus at the combine over the last 10 years how many of them have been great players. Hell how many of them have you ever heard of.

45 - Leif Larsen, (DT), Texas-El Paso, 2000
45 - Mike Kudla, (DE), Ohio State, 2006
44 - Brodrick Bunkley, (DT), Florida State, 2006
43 - Scott Young, (OG), BYU, 2005
42 - Isaac Sopoaga, (DT), Hawaii, 2004
42 - Tank Tyler, (DT), North Carolina State, 2007
41 - *Igor Olshansky, (DT), Oregon, 2004
41 - Terna Nande, (OLB), Miami (OHIO), 2006
40 - Justin Blalock, (OG), Texas, 2007
40 - Manuel Ramirez, (OG), Texas Tech, 2007
38 - Tony Pashos, (OT), Illinois, 2003
37 - *Wayne Hunter, (OT), Hawaii, 2003
37 - Roberto Garza, (C), Texas AM-Kingsville, 2001
37 - Victor Leyva, (OG), Arizona State, 2001
37 - Moran Norris, (FB), Kansas, 2001
37 - *Vernon Gholston, (DE), Ohio State, 2008
37 - Jake Long, (OT), Michigan, 2008
37 - *Haloti Ngata, (DT), Oregon, 2006
36 - *Vince Wilfork, (DT), Miami, 2004
36 - Liam Ezekiel, (ILB), Northeastern, 2005
36 - Makoa Freitas, (OG), Arizona, 2003
36 - Ryan Denney, (DE), BYU, 2002
36 - Gabe Watson, (DT), Michigan, 2006
36 - Scott Peters, (C), Arizona State, 2002
35 - Will Bartholomew, (FB), Tennessee, 2002

Posted by: Flounder21

Not saying that they have to be the Incredible Hulk. They can't be David Banner either. Trent Williams is a good example.

Posted by: dcwun | April 24, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Now ahead is the UFA signings! Maybe Blount will be given a try..

Posted by: RedCherokee | April 24, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

On ESPN they said Capers fell because he is pretty weak for an o linemen and he got abused at the Senior Bowl. But they say he is quick and moves great in space so he could excel in our zone blocking scheme if he gets in the weight room for a few months.

Posted by: peteywheatstraw | April 24, 2010 4:29 PM |

I think thats all he should be doing for the next few months, we have a new stregnth coach so get him in here and get him stronger.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 24, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

But then again, you were a nice guy. See how long nice guys last in Oakland.

Posted by: laserwizard

Let's hope he gets better fans than people like you, who figure an appropriate going-away gift is a kick in the cojones.

Posted by: TheCork | April 24, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Capers has all the tools of a player that Shanahan can groom to his system. He could be a good one in a couple years, and IMO this is like finding a 3rd-4th round pick, as that's where this guy should have gone.

I'm pleased with our draft, good start to a new era of Redskin football.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | April 24, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Lagarette. though a hothead, is a baller..

Posted by: frak | April 24, 2010 4:23 PM

Blount is mediocre. He's a brawler, not a baller. This from NFL.com:

Blount only has adequate top end speed. Is a bit of a speed-builder and his burst through the hole is questionable. Elusiveness is just adequate and will not make many guys miss in the hole. Has off the field issues which need to be investigated. Was inconsistent with his work habits in college.

Posted by: League-Source | April 24, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

These are the top bench press gus at the combine over the last 10 years how many of them have been great players. Hell how many of them have you ever heard of.

45 - Leif Larsen, (DT), Texas-El Paso, 2000
45 - Mike Kudla, (DE), Ohio State, 2006
44 - Brodrick Bunkley, (DT), Florida State, 2006
43 - Scott Young, (OG), BYU, 2005
42 - Isaac Sopoaga, (DT), Hawaii, 2004
42 - Tank Tyler, (DT), North Carolina State, 2007
41 - *Igor Olshansky, (DT), Oregon, 2004
41 - Terna Nande, (OLB), Miami (OHIO), 2006
40 - Justin Blalock, (OG), Texas, 2007
40 - Manuel Ramirez, (OG), Texas Tech, 2007
38 - Tony Pashos, (OT), Illinois, 2003
37 - *Wayne Hunter, (OT), Hawaii, 2003
37 - Roberto Garza, (C), Texas AM-Kingsville, 2001
37 - Victor Leyva, (OG), Arizona State, 2001
37 - Moran Norris, (FB), Kansas, 2001
37 - *Vernon Gholston, (DE), Ohio State, 2008
37 - Jake Long, (OT), Michigan, 2008
37 - *Haloti Ngata, (DT), Oregon, 2006
36 - *Vince Wilfork, (DT), Miami, 2004
36 - Liam Ezekiel, (ILB), Northeastern, 2005
36 - Makoa Freitas, (OG), Arizona, 2003
36 - Ryan Denney, (DE), BYU, 2002
36 - Gabe Watson, (DT), Michigan, 2006
36 - Scott Peters, (C), Arizona State, 2002
35 - Will Bartholomew, (FB), Tennessee, 2002

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 24, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

On the flip side-- did you know that the Redskins have a connection to the fella who has the record for fewest reps on the bench?

That would be our own (former) blabbermouth, Fred Smoot, who benched a measly TWO reps. Seriously.

Posted by: TDawg1 | April 24, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

REDSKINS 2010 Draft
1- Trent Williams (OT - Oklahoma)
2- Donovan McNabb (QB - Syracuse)
3- Jeremy Jarmon (DE - Kentucky)
4- Perry Riley (ILB - LSU)
5- Adam Carriker (NT - Nebraska)
6- Dennis Morris (TE/FB - Louisiana Tech)
7- Terrence Austin (WR/KR - UCLA)
7- Erik Cook (OG - New Mexico)
7- Selvish Capers (OT - West Virginia)

So We may be down a 3rd/4th for next year based on McNabb's production, but we got a 4th back in 2012 for Campbell. Overall, I love what we've done with this years picks.

Posted by: hokiesmokie | April 24, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: League-Source | April 24, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Thanks TDawg!!

Yes League source I know that Blount is a nut case; and I also know I've not been down the road before as Shanahan and you have.

:)

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | April 24, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

No need for the wear and tear on Devin Thomas. And this guy is faster. This guy also is younger than Buchanon.

Posted by: dcsween |

His guy is also lighter than a will-o-the-wisp.

I've seen him play a few times and he's very elusive and tough but built like a runway model.

If he can gain some weight and keep his speed, he's a find.

Posted by: TheCork | April 24, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

This guy had the worst bench press of any OL at the combine....

Posted by: mac2j | April 24, 2010 4:15 PM |

Wow because we all know that being able to bench press makes you a great NFL player.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 24, 2010 4:18 PM
======================================
Uh yes it does - along with a couple of other traits

Posted by: noonefromtampa | April 24, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Given what we had, I'm good with this draft. If Williams is the best LT, then it was a very good call.

Would have liked to see an OL in round 4, but otherwise, it seems the 2 degrees (BA and MS) looked to the draft to solve specific issues.

We have a potential lead blocker, a potential LB, a potential return guy and 2 late round longshots for OL.

All areas where a pick has a chance to make a difference

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 24, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I was looking at evaluations of O Tackles just before the 4th round and was hoping we'd pick Capers at 4 over Campbell. Shows what I know -- only what I read! The Skins were able to get him as a late 7th rounder (231). That's why Allen and Shanahan are the Pros and I'm posting comments on a fan blog for fun.

I love the pick of Capers -- he may be destined for the practice squad, which is what I think they want out of a late 7th rounder. Looks to me like there's a plan in place!

This year's draft was so much fun to follow and I can't say enough about the quality of the decision making! The Skins chose 4 stud blockers (at the right value), a speedy returner (great find), and a solid tackler (nice surprise). The key word that kept coming up in the player evaluations was versatility. What we have now is a philosophy instead of fantasy! Yes!

Looking at their roster, they have 8 CBs, and 5 Safeties. The defensive backfield appears to have reasonably good talent on paper. Maybe this was not as much an area of need as it looked. Perhaps their secondary woes will be corrected by a change of defensive scheme and a ball control offense that will keep the defense off the field. I never liked the old defensive scheme.

Looking at their scheduled, I still feel that an 8-8 finish is a bit of a stretch. I don't mind if they go 6-10 this year. They should be a lot more fun to watch.

Posted by: dannykurland1 | April 24, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Here's Rock's replacement.

Posted by: periculum | April 24, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

This maybe the best draft we've had since Chris Samuels/Lavar Arringtion back in 2001,(had two teeth pulled yesterday high on Vicodin xcuse my spelling). I could see all of the guys drafted playing at some point next season, but a guy like Ciron Black or Tony Washington can still be brought in as an UFA both of whom can push for RT depth. And another guy is Alabama DE Brandon Deaderick, who played in Sabans pro style 3-4 defense is another possible UFA. A local guy from Maryland Travis Ivey DT/possible NT if not drafted would be the 1st guy I call after the draft. He has been compared to Vince Wilfork with his body type at that position. So this can be another way of adding youth to an aging roster. Alomost forgot about my favorite lower round/undrafted guy ILB for BC Mike McLaughlin could be another young LB to add with Blades and Riley for that 3-4 switch. So MS/BA lets get those phones rolling and push for some of these diamonds in the ruff!!

Posted by: robbkels | April 24, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Why do I have to explain that to you, petey?

Posted by: League-Source |

Because some people think that the Draft is just a game.

It is not. It is a business.

Posted by: ElYeah | April 24, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

REDSKINS 2010 Draft
1- Trent Williams (OT - Oklahoma)
2- Donovan McNabb (QB - Syracuse)
3- Jeremy Jarmon (DE - Kentucky)
4- Perry Riley (ILB - LSU)
5- Adam Carriker (NT - Nebraska)
6- Dennis Morris (TE/FB - Louisiana Tech)
7- Terrence Austin (WR/KR - UCLA)
7- Erik Cook (OG - New Mexico)
7- Selvish Capers (OT - West Virginia)

So We may be down a 3rd/4th for next year based on McNabb's production, but we got a 4th back in 2012 for Campbell. Overall, I love what we've done with this years picks.

Posted by: hokiesmokie

I agree. This is the way to look at it. I'm elated with this draft now, partly due to my low expectations coming into it. I was hoping they'd go with Williams in round 1, as he seemed like the more athletic tackle. What's not to like about Donovan in the second round? Things are going so much better than before. I have confidence in the way they're doing things. Thank you Redskins front office!

Posted by: OintheSierras | April 24, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

This is the most up-to-date list of Undrafted Free Agent signings for 2010.

http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/p/2010-nfl-undrafted-free-agents.html

Already gone are:
Stafon Johnson, RB, USC
Jevan Snead, QB, Ole Miss

Posted by: Copious1 | April 24, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Pete Prisco's live draft analysis - Round 1
No. 4: Redskins select: Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma Grade
Analysis: He fits their system better than Okung. He is more athletic. We know Mike Shanahan likes that in his linemen. He will be a 10-year starter. B+
Jon Dove's live draft analysis
No. 103: Redskins select: Perry Riley, OLB, LSU Grade
Analysis: Riley has good size and speed. He has a ton of game experience at LSU. He might be able to move inside with the Redskins new 3-4 defensive scheme. B
No. 174: Redskins select: Dennis Morris, TE, Louisiana Tech Grade
Analysis: Dennis Morris is a nice redzone target and will make a lot of catches out of the backfield. C+
No. 219: Redskins select: Terrence Austin, WR, UCLA Grade
Analysis: Austin is going to have a hard time making the Washington Redskins. He benefited from a good pro day. D+
No. 229: Redskins select: Erik Cook, C, New Mexico Grade
Analysis: The Redskins need to add talent along the offensive line. Cook has potential to develop into a starting offensive guard. B
No. 231: Redskins select: Selvish Capers, OT, West Virginia Grade
Analysis: For a 7th round pick Capers has a lot of talent. His stock was hurt during the draft process, when his weakness were exposed during the Senior Bowl. B

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | April 24, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Albert,

You took our money, now provide the value. 4 wins with you in the team and every match fund you lying on the ground like a mimsy isnt value for 32million. If you are the professional you appeared to be when trying to get that big pay day now is the time to reflect and see what you want to do with your life. You could be great but frankly I haven't seen it yet.

Good players adapt and play where they are asked, where they contribute most and if they fail then is the time to highlight, but not before you have given it a try. Stay out of the bars in Reston and get your sorry ass down to Ashburn

Posted by: blessemun | April 25, 2010 8:43 AM | Report abuse

Forget all that analysis..until say 2012-13.
Then we we see just how good our draft/acqusitions are.

One positive thing..whoever will be returning punts it won`t be Randell-El. The skins must have improvement in the punt and kick return games. You need three basic things to be a returner: GOOD HANDS, SPEEEED, AND BE A LITTLE CRAZY! (El had good hands)

Posted by: blazerguy234 | April 25, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

I think Randle El got a bad rap as a WR; he was intended to be a slot/#3 WR who turned out to be our #2 WR the last couple of years, and in that role I think we got the most out of his skill set. But as a PR, his game regressed to simply catching the ball, juking to the right, juking to the left, then diving forward for a yard or two. It got to the point I stopped paying any attention to our PR's because I knew they would either be fair catches or fall downs.

Posted by: kenboy1 | April 25, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

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