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Redskins' prospects with No. 4 pick: defensive tackle


With the first round of the NFL Draft just hours away, today we'll take a look at the prospects the Redskins could be targeting with the fourth overall pick and gauge the likelihood of each landing in Washington. Check back for updates.

Players: Defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska, and Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma

Basics: Suh - 6-foot-4, 307 pounds. Winner of most defensive postseason awards, Suh was the first lineman in school history to lead the team in tackles in consecutive seasons. McCoy - 6-foot-4, 295 pounds. Of McCoy's 34 tackles last year, 20 were either for a loss or zero gain.

Why one of them might fit: We lump these two together because as
far as the Redskins are concerned, they're largely interchangeable.

Suh and McCoy are talented defensive tackles who will instantly improve someone's defensive line. In a different year, either could be the No. 1 overall pick. Both are athletic and great options as three-technique tackles.

Reasons against: The Redskins have loaded up on veteran defensive linemen who might be better suited for their new defense. Plus, it's possible both Suh and McCoy are off the board by time Washington is even on the clock. Neither has the body to play nose tackle and projects as an end in a 3-4.

Chances Redskins draft one of them: 5 percent. Neither seems to
suit a 3-4 defense, and if one is available, it seems much more likely the Redskins would attempt to trade down rather than nab either Suh or McCoy.

By Rick Maese  |  April 22, 2010; 6:04 AM ET
Categories:  NFL Draft  
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Comments

Still waiting

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 22, 2010 6:40 AM | Report abuse

What a waste of time...there's no way the Skins are not taking a LT. Even if they didn't, no chance the Skins take a DT over Berry or Bradford.

Let's break down the LBs while we're at it...

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 22, 2010 6:52 AM | Report abuse

Filler. Go for breakfast guys, and let us know any NEWS, e.g. trades.

Posted by: mikeysuperdons | April 22, 2010 6:54 AM | Report abuse

This article is the worst I've seen in a couple of days. All the talk since free agency has been Okung or Williams. The Redskins need an OT. No one has talked about the Redskins seriously considering McCoy or Suh. You might need to overhaul your staff.

Posted by: robostop10 | April 22, 2010 7:02 AM | Report abuse

I've thought about it for nearly an hour and my prediction is that St. Louis trades out of the number one pick. I just hope they don't trade it to the Redskins for Haynesworth and the 'Skins number four pick.

Rams are going Pollin family, dumping payroll to sell the team, and they don't want to pay Bradford. Even if they get the 'Skins #4, they might trade down again. They might prefer a package from Cleveland, San Francisco, or Bubbalo.

I wonder how Spagnoulo likes his situation in St. Louis? Probably still better than seeing Dan and Vinny every day you go to work.

More caffeine, please.

Posted by: League-Source | April 22, 2010 7:04 AM | Report abuse

Adam Schefter said he's not so sure Redskins take OT at 4 & that he thinks they have something up their sleeve.

That worries me just a bit...

Posted by: will_ga | April 22, 2010 7:07 AM | Report abuse

With the first round of the NFL Draft just hours away, today we'll take a look at the prospects the Redskins could be targeting with the fourth overall pick and gauge the likelihood of each landing in Washington. Check back for updates.

By Rick Maese | April 22, 2010; 6:04 AM ET


Here, let me fix this for you:

"With the first round of the NFL Draft just hours away, today we'll waste a bunch of time with speculative posts about nothing in particular in an attempt to drum up additional page views and comments. Throw us a bone and check back often."

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 22, 2010 7:08 AM | Report abuse

That worries me just a bit...

Posted by: will_ga | April 22, 2010 7:07 AM

He also said that he thinks Clausen slides...far...which means the Skins are looking at another position. Given that Allen said that he would pick the BPA and not the target a specific position, and Dan desire for a pro bowl player, could Berry be the pick? Do they trade the pickfor a franchise player at another position? We shall see.

Posted by: TWISI | April 22, 2010 7:12 AM | Report abuse

TWISI, I can't see us taking Berry unless we trade back. Taking a safety at 4th overall would be crazy.

Which, come to think of it, makes it even more likely...

Ah...the suspense!

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 22, 2010 7:18 AM | Report abuse

If anything I think they will trade back, but I don't think they will take a QB.

There could be something going on with AH.

If the Rams trade back it will be with Cleveland not the Skins.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 22, 2010 7:21 AM | Report abuse

Today begins with a dud and will end with a bang.

Hopefully, T Williams is pulling on a jersey with C Samuels' old number before I fall asleep.

Because if he doesn't, I won't.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 22, 2010 7:21 AM | Report abuse

WTF was this post about? You would have did better just saying you had nothing.

Posted by: jm220 | April 22, 2010 7:24 AM | Report abuse

Moe, correct me if I'm wrong here, but weren't you in the Okung camp not too long ago? What made you switch to Williams?

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 22, 2010 7:25 AM | Report abuse

Hopefully, T Williams is pulling on a jersey with C Samuels' old number before I fall asleep.

Because if he doesn't, I won't.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 22, 2010 7:21 AM |

Mista,

Just wanted to say I went through with my wife a few months ago, what your going through now so I send my condolences.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 22, 2010 7:25 AM | Report abuse

I hope they don't go through every position with this nonsense.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 22, 2010 7:28 AM | Report abuse

no, no, no... fat offensive line guys, not fat defensive line guys... get it right.

Posted by: Burrasta1 | April 22, 2010 7:28 AM | Report abuse

In a slightly more meaningful topic than the one our blog administrators have put forth...looks like Drew Brees will be the on the Madden cover this year. So much for a New Orleans repeat...

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 22, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse

Don't say it's impossible. What if first three picks went Bradford, Okung, and Berry? Not likely, but possible.

And let's say the Skins really wanted Okung. Do you then "settle" for next best tackle, or take best player regardless of needs?

Posted by: appalladia | April 22, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse

Let's go ahead and end all the speculation right now. Shanahan's offense will go through our running game. We don't have to worry about the passing game with McNabb under center. You saw what he has done with less in Philly. When the Redskins are on the clock we will be taking Okung. The only way that we will take Trent Williams is if the Lions take Okung with the 2nd pick. That's it. We will get Okung and after that we will be trying to get fat and nasty Haynesworth or should I say worthless @ss out of DC. We need to do it now instead of losing more money. He doesn't want to run the 3-4 and he is letting everyone in the Redskins front office know. Yeah we lost 32 million, but we will lose alot more in the end if we keep him. GO SKINS!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: louloudekdek1 | April 22, 2010 7:45 AM | Report abuse

Happy Draft Day everyone!!!! For some reason I woke up today wanting Eric Berry over Trent Williams. I am starting tothink Okung is a little overrated.

Posted by: roccoskins | April 22, 2010 7:53 AM | Report abuse

Wow...he's even dumber than we thought:

Roethlisberger called sorority invitation "lawsuit waiting to happen"
Posted by Michael David Smith on April 22, 2010 7:47 AM ET
Hours before Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the bathroom of a bar, witnesses say he expressed fear of a lawsuit in declining an invitation to a sorority house.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette quotes a witness as saying that a student asked Roethlisberger if he wanted to go back to her sorority house.

"Hell no," Roethlisberger responded, according to the witness. "That's a lawsuit waiting to happen."

It's mind boggling that Roethlisberger could be cognizant of the danger of lawsuits and yet still act the way he acted that night. Did it never occur to him that providing alcohol to underage girls and then having sex with one of those girls could be a lawsuit waiting to happen?

The "lawsuit waiting to happen" statement would seem to suggest that after being sued by a woman in Nevada who accuses him of sexual assault, Roethlisberger decided he needed to change his behavior. And that he had a pretty warped view of what would constitute appropriate behavior.

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 22, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Am I the only one who wonders why Redskins would ever consider paying first round money to yet another defensive tackle -- just one year into a seven year, $100 million deal with AH92?

Posted by: Vic1 | April 22, 2010 8:05 AM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 22, 2010 8:09 AM | Report abuse

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