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Taking a look at how Saturday's moves impact other Redskins

UPDATED at 4:02 p.m.

We could be staring at a couple of slow news days for the Redskins, but hopefully later today we'll have a longer list of the team's undrafted free agents. For now, we know they've locked up the following players:
Ohio State safety Anderson Russell
UCLA tight end Logan Paulsen
Eastern Arizona defensive tackle Marques Slocum
Wisconsin linebacker Jaevery McFadden
LSU running back Keiland Williams
Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark
Troy running back Maurice Greer

Let's take a moment and address this year's draft class and yesterday's maneuvering a bit more closely. More specifically, let's see what it means for other Redskins.

The trading of Jason Campbell seems to bode well for quarterback Colt Brennan. When the team acquired Donovan McNabb, Brennan looked to be the odd man out, but he's now the No. 3 quarterback on the depth chart. While last year's coaching staff seemed prepared to give up on
Brennan, the turnover might have given him new life in Washington. It sounds like Mike Shanahan has seen something on film that intrigues him, and he'll likely be using the minicamps and OTAs to take a closer look. Still, it shouldn't surprise if Shanahan takes a flyer on
another young quarterback for the No. 3 job.

The Trent Williams pick seems to have the biggest impact on Stephon Heyer, who had lined up at tackle during the team's first minicamp and now has an unclear role. Offensive line Coach Chris Foerster said coaches haven't yet discussed where Heyer will fit in, but they're
expected to give Artis Hicks first crack at the right tackle job. If Heyer sticks around, it'll likely be in a reserve role.

The team took two more linemen in the seventh round, Erik Cook and Selvish Capers. They'll be starting at the lower rungs on the depth chart, which means players such as Will Montgomery, Chad Rinehart and Edwin Williams could find themselves fighting for survival.

UCLA wide receiver Terrence Austin could be kept on-board as a specialist. The Redskins already have eight other receivers on their roster. Marko Mitchell, who doesn't count special teams among his special skills, will have to impress the new coaching staff to be a fourth or fifth
receiver.

Perry Riley, the LSU linebacker, should provide some depth on the inside, where London Fletcher and Rocky McIntosh look to start. He's the 12th linebacker on the roster. If Riley develops, coaches will see if he's a long-term solution there. Fletcher will be 35 years old when the season begins. McIntosh is only 27, but he'll likely be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2010 season.

Dennis Thomas Morris, the tight end from Louisana Tech, won't be any threat to Chris Cooley, Fred Davis or Mike Sellers. But in a two-tight end offense, the Redskins will need a blocking tight end, so Thomas Morris, Sean Ryan and Lee Vickers could all be fighting for one spot.

By Rick Maese  |  April 25, 2010; 12:46 PM ET
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Comments

I'll tell you what. If you haven't looked at the highlight reel for the TE we drafted, it's worth a look. His teammates call him D-Mo, and I think we are going to be hearing a lot from this kid.

He looks like a blocking machine who has good speed, can catch anything, and is a beast to get down. I don't think I ever saw him get tackled on the first hit. Watch his balance, he always has his feet under him. Good stuff.

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

Also, keep and eye on Cook, the C/G from New Mexico St. Don't know how much he plays early, but expect him to be a contributor in the future.

Posted by: edvar | April 25, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

"Not saying NE's window has closed, but it's not opening any wider."


The AFC East will command serious attention next year.

On paper, they might be the toughest division.

The jets and fins are ascending.

The bills are long overdue.

But has NE's window closed?

I'd say they are a tough team.

But are the pats even in the top 5 of the AFC?:

Supremacy?:

1. Colts, 2. Chargers, 3. Jets, 4. Ravens, 5. Steelers, 6. Titans, 7. Pats, 8. Bengals....

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 25, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

edvar,

Hope you're right about the TE/FB guy. If so it really speaks for our scouting operation because this guy wasn't on anyone's radar.

Posted by: League-Source | April 25, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

I like the Terrance Austin pick...

4.3 speed...good pick!

Posted by: rickyroge | April 25, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

....And the TE from Louisana Tech is Dennis Morris, not Dennis Thomas.

Posted by: edvar | April 25, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Supremacy?:

1. Colts, 2. Chargers, 3. Jets, 4. Ravens, 5. Steelers, 6. Titans, 7. Pats, 8. Bengals....


Posted by: MistaMoe | April 25, 2010 1:16 PM |

Certainly wouldn't put the Steelers that high.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 25, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I don't think Heyer is in trouble...yet. If the Skins sign another vet OT, then the writing will be on the wall for him. While Sellers seems safe for 2010, I think the drafting of Thomas a blocking TE (but versatile player), and the signing of another blocking TE (Paulsen) suggests that the coaching staff was not happy with the blocking from that position.

Posted by: TWISI | April 25, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Don't be so sure that Dennis Morris can't challenge Mike Sellers

Posted by: AdamCr | April 25, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

From what I've read, it's his game tape. He has potential, but is raw and inconsistent. In other words,he's a project.

Posted by: TWISI | April 25, 2010 1:04 PM

There was also some chatter that he didn't have a good day with his measurables at the combine.

Posted by: League-Source | April 25, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse
I thought it was his Senior Bowl, or Hula Bowl, where everyone just ran past him.

Posted by: frediefritz | April 25, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

I like the Terrance Austin pick...

4.3 speed...good pick!

Posted by: rickyroge
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4.38 speed, which is so-so speed. Trent Williams runs a 4.5 for goodness sakes. He's no burner, but he does seem to have quick feet and good vision, so I think it's a decent pick. Devin Thomas showed absolutetly nothing as a return man last year.

Posted by: ProfessorWrightBSU | April 25, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

4.38 speed, which is so-so speed. Trent Williams runs a 4.5 for goodness sakes. He's no burner, but he does seem to have quick feet and good vision, so I think it's a decent pick. Devin Thomas showed absolutetly nothing as a return man last year.

Posted by: ProfessorWrightBSU | April 25, 2010 1:27 PM |

Profeesor Wright is indeed from bull sh!t university. If you think Trent Williams ran a 4.5 40 you're on crack. He ran in the 4.8's which is incredibly fast for a man his size but 4.5 is ludicrous. 4.38 is so-so fast huh? What a crock of sh!t.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 25, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

4.38 speed, which is so-so speed. Trent Williams runs a 4.5 for goodness sakes. He's no burner, but he does seem to have quick feet and good vision, so I think it's a decent pick. Devin Thomas showed absolutetly nothing as a return man last year.

Posted by: ProfessorWrightBSU | April 25, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

TWilliams ran officially a 4.88 in the 40.

Posted by: frediefritz | April 25, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Dennis Thomas, the tight end from Louisana Tech., won't be any threat to Chris Cooley, Fred Davis or Mike Sellers.
By Rick Maese | April 25, 2010; 12:46 PM ET


Who is Dennis Thomas? You mean Dennis Morris?
From what I saw on video, DMo is a threat to Mike Sellers. Rick Maese, did you even do any research before you post? If you can't even get the name of the player right, how could you determine whether he's a threat or not?

Posted by: abxinc | April 25, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

I re-watched the Dennis Morris youtube clip again. He sure got after it in his blocking assignments. I liked that he performed just as well against LSU and Auburn. I checked out Paulsen's clip as well. Another strong blocker. Let's hope those two gentlemen can translate that skill to the NFL.

Posted by: TWISI | April 25, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Profession...

4.3 speed is not elite but not average either...

Get off the blog for you know not what you speak.!

Posted by: rickyroge | April 25, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

4.38 speed is definitely noteworthy!

What was Darrell Green's best time?

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | April 25, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

4.38 speed is definitely noteworthy!

What was Darrell Green's best time?

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | April 25, 2010 1:40 PM |

The fastest time ever at the combine was Chris Johnson 4.24.

Green never broke 4 seconds he was probably in the 4.2 range.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 25, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Dennis Morris.........Awesome, awesome, awesome pick!!!!

Posted by: jiza32 | April 25, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

What was Darrell Green's best time?

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | April 25, 2010 1:40 PM


40-yard dash - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Darrell Green, who once ran the 40-yard dash in an unofficial time of 4.09 seconds, had a collegiate best of 10.08 s in the 100 meters. ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/40-yard_dash - Cached - Similar

Posted by: abxinc | April 25, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

TWilliams ran officially a 4.88 in the 40.

Posted by: frediefritz | April 25, 2010 1:34 PM

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and we all know how well he'll fit into Shanahan's zone blocking scheme.

I see Trench Williams running for daylight, not as a left tackle.

but as a running back!

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 25, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

"It sounds like Mike Shanahan has seen something on film that intrigues him [Colt Brennan]"

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and this would be?

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 25, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

professor

"4.38 speed, which is so-so speed."


Anybody who can run a 4.3 is very fast, I'm sorry.

Guys who can bust a 4.2 are running the 100m a few yards behind Usain Bolt.

Trust me, I coached cross country and track and field for 12 years.

I don't know much, but I do know about speed training and conditioning.

I bet that if you average 40 times a for all of the skill position kids drafted the past couple of days, a time 0f 4.45 would be the average.

But that time doesn't mean jack if a guy is not a football player.

A guy who runs 4.6, but can get open, identifies open areas in coverage while on the run and breaks off his route, can out jump a taller guy, and has hands is of more value than a 4.3 guy who can't.

The careers of Willie Gault and Renaldo Nehimah taught folks that track speed and football speed are two seperate things.

And remember, the best of them all, Jerry Rice, reportedly ran a 4.6.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 25, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

and I wonder what Art Monk ran in the 40.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 25, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Wow! Dennis Morris looks like Cooley, Davis, and Sellers all wrapped up in one player. Dude might be able to free up two roster spots by himself - but can he jump backwards out of a swimming pool?

Posted by: coparker5 | April 25, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

and this would be?

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 25, 2010 1:53 PM

No lost in headlights, pouty look when getting slivers from the bench

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | April 25, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I remember that Darrell Green also ran a 4.16 in, I think, one of the NFL's Fastest Man competitions. He was in that competition four times and won it all four times. Heck, even at age 50, he could probably outrun more than half of the current roster.

As for Sellers here is a guy who went to the Pro Bowl in 2008 then could not block a fart last year. I assume the staff is hedging their bets in drafting Moore. Plus, Sellers is not getting any younger.

As for Brennan, it looks like he is going to be given the chance to be the #3 QB. Since the Skins did use one of those 7th rounders on a QB, nor has any real competition for that spot been signed. At least as of yet.

Posted by: NosferatusCoffin | April 25, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Not saying NE's window has closed, but it's not opening any wider."


The AFC East will command serious attention next year.

On paper, they might be the toughest division.

The jets and fins are ascending.

The bills are long overdue.

But has NE's window closed?

I'd say they are a tough team.

But are the pats even in the top 5 of the AFC?:

Supremacy?:

1. Colts, 2. Chargers, 3. Jets, 4. Ravens, 5. Steelers, 6. Titans, 7. Pats, 8. Bengals....

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 25, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Agree with all except the Bills. They will be lucky to finish 4-12. They ignored their biggest need which is QB. The Bills fans are stunned at their draft.

Posted by: pjente | April 25, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

USA Today
July 26, 1994
New Jet Monk just getting off the ground
Jarrett Bell

"Monk has been left to learn terminology and make adjustments on routes. He’s encouraged by 40-yard dash times in the 4.5 range and also is discovering new surroundings and expectations can be akin to finding a fountain of youth."

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 25, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

No lost in headlights, pouty look when getting slivers from the bench

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | April 25, 2010 2:04 PM

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Well that's something.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 25, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

A lot of really good O linemen went off the board this year. That could well lead to some veteran guys ending up on the market for salary/depth reasons. I bet we pick up at least one more starter before the season starts. I'm betting RT.

The only thing Heyer is good at is helping up the QB after his man levels him...

"Hey, you OK? Yeah, sorry about that. There's some grass in your facemask, here - let me..."

Posted by: edvar | April 25, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Monk was definitely a possession receiver, not the designated burner of Charlie Brown or Gary Clark on the other side, which hopefully our new Smurf will turn out to be like..I like his all-purpose yardage records at UCLA- A slightly slower Chris Johnson in the rough??? Only the Great Bungholio knows, heheheheh-heheh..

Posted by: frak | April 25, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Chia_Pet,
That time of 4.5s was at the end of his career when he went, in disgrace, to the Jets. I always thought that was poor. He deserved enough respect to have been able to earn the roster spot those last two years of the illustrious career he had with us. He didn't look right with the green uniform on, you know?

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | April 25, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Profeesor Wright is indeed from bull sh!t university. If you think Trent Williams ran a 4.5 40 you're on crack. He ran in the 4.8's which is incredibly fast for a man his size but 4.5 is ludicrous. 4.38 is so-so fast huh? What a crock of sh!t.

Posted by: scampbell1975 |

Agree that T. Williams couldn't do 4.5 if he was dropped off a building.

Austen is quick as a rumor, but also as ephmeral. If he can pack on 15 pounds of muscle and maintain his speed, kid could be Santana Moss's eventual replacement.

Posted by: TheCork | April 25, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

McIntosh is only 27, but he'll likely be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2010 season.

By Rick Maese | April 25, 2010; 12:46 PM ET

He ought to get over his attitude, sign his contract, and get to work or he will be a free agent at the end of the year.

Posted by: League-Source | April 25, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

"Dennis Thomas, the tight end from Louisana Tech, won't be any threat to Chris Cooley, Fred Davis or Mike Sellers."

Sellers days are numbered Jason.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | April 25, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

NosferatusCoffin

"As for Brennan, it looks like he is going to be given the chance to be the #3 QB..."


Reading this missive....

In the glow of a sad, dark, lonely room...

The defeated tea partied members of The Cult O' Cult...

All stand and shout in unison...

"Heeeee's aliiiive....our creature lives to see another day!!!"

Next, they'll all be seen on FOX (what else?) Sports bragging about how Colt successfully outlived Jason Campbell's tenure in D.C. and that if he's given a chance, Colt will prove to be better than Rex G...

....D McNabb.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 25, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Supremacy?:

1. Colts, 2. Chargers, 3. Jets, 4. Ravens, 5. Steelers, 6. Titans, 7. Pats, 8. Bengals....

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 25, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Agree with all except the Bills. They will be lucky to finish 4-12. They ignored their biggest need which is QB. The Bills fans are stunned at their draft.

Posted by: pjente |

Don't they have an upcoming--what's the phrase I'm looking for?--oh, right a "football season" to decide such things?

Posted by: TheCork | April 25, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Drafted into a rudderless organization where he likely never really had a chance to succeed, quarterback Jason Campbell now gets a fresh start with the Raiders.

A couple of points here.

1. The Raiders ain't exactly the antithesis of a "rudderless organization".

2. Campbell did have the services of a supposed QB guru to groom his development and tutor him along, at least for 2008 and part of 2009. Prior to that he was being spoon-fed the O to make it as easy as possible on him.

It will be a cold cruel world in Oakland with no one there to look out for him or help him along. He is no longer the golden boy he was for awhile in DC.

Posted by: FourthAndOne | April 25, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Just watched the Dennis Morris -- D-Mo -- video. I've got one question. When do the jerseys go on sale?

Posted by: League-Source | April 25, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

"Dennis Thomas, the tight end from Louisana Tech, won't be any threat to Chris Cooley, Fred Davis or Mike Sellers."

Sellers days are numbered Jason.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | April 25, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Only the Great Bungholio knows, heheheheh-heheh..

Posted by: frak | April 25,

Put that bong away son and go outside & play. It's a nice day.

Posted by: johnnyreds | April 25, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

theCork

"Don't they have an upcoming--what's the phrase I'm looking for?--oh, right a "football season" to decide such things?"

Get used to the speculation, sir, as with the draft's conclusion, all we have to look forward to is OTAs, guys getting signed, UFO sightings, and unfounded rumors
posing as fact.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 25, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

If you think Trent Williams ran a 4.5 40 you're on crack.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 25, 2010 1:31 PM |

Did you know you were on crack also if you posted this sitting down?

Posted by: FourthAndOne | April 25, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

let;s look at this in a different way, if you say that Chad Rinehart and Edwin Williams, are in trouble for a roster spot then Mike shanahan, has a questions to answer,on both fronts such as do i have enough tape to determine, if Edwin Williams can replace Casey Rabach, at Center, he doesn't have enough tape, on reinhart to determine, what kind of lineman is he gonna be starter, or backup unless he thinks either, on don'r fit his zone blocking scheme.

Posted by: rmnkevorkian | April 25, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

"Guys who can bust a 4.2 are running the 100m a few yards behind Usain Bolt.
Trust me, I coached cross country and track and field for 12 years." posted by Mista Moe

OK then, can we get an opinion on whether Bolt is using PEDs?

Posted by: Samson151 | April 25, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

I love the way Sellers plays, but Dennis Morris is going to give him a run for his money this year. If what happens in practice and on the playing field matter, and if Dennis Morris plays up to the level of what's on is video, I wouldn't be shocked if Morris wins the job outright.

Check out the link that Edvar provided. Morris is a one-man wrecking crew. He never goes down with the first hit. He can leap over DBs. Plus, he has soft hands. McNabb's going to throw to the open receiver in the Red Zone and Morris is going to catch the ball. Hopefully, McNabb will also notice Marko Mitchell in the endzone.

Posted by: dannykurland1 | April 25, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

The Clam likes Dennis Morris on youtube.. Def. like how versatile he is, spread out as a wr! Nice.....

Posted by: TheFuzzyClam | April 25, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

each pick has been important, Shanahan and Allen look at versatile type of players that can do multiple things.

DENNIS MORRIS, has been an excellent acquisition, his blocking tecniques are amazing,he has amazing speed and as a receiver looks very sharp. on the HIGHLIGHTS he makes an incredible one hand catch against CB KYLE WILSON, JETS FIRST ROUND PICK. a steal, player under the radar.

SELVISH CAPERS, he is a steal as well, he was considered a top 5 OFFENSIVE TACKLE, many experts say that he can become a starter his first year, and when you look at the tape looks strong, needs to work on his legs to stay balance, but in the weight room that can be improved.

I think TRENT WILLIAMS LT and SELVISH CAPERS RT, can make a big impact their first year and our offensive line will be young and better, I would think CAPERS AND HICKS will alternate at times at RT in the beginning. definitely a good situation, our line will be better, those two guys will plug in from the get go and will help us, the online coaches I'm sure will get those guys ready.

SELVISH CAPERS; sports science clip from espn, check it out.

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5129286


Posted by: slvtruco21 | April 25, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

A lot of really good O linemen went off the board this year. That could well lead to some veteran guys ending up on the market for salary/depth reasons. I bet we pick up at least one more starter before the season starts. I'm betting RT.

Posted by: edvar
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I hope you're right Edvar, would love to see a solid vet RT signed.

Thoughts on Alan Faneca? Might be able to get a good deal on him, at least for a year, and I doubt he's fallen so much that he isn't still twice the guard that BMW or our other current options are.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 25, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Washington Post, next time you update this do you think you could give the "tight end from Louisana Tech" the right name.

I was pretty annoyed when I saw that they had selected a tight-end but his highlight reel looks intriguing. I am betting D-Mo makes it into the final 53 as 3rd TE/2nd FB and special teamer.

Terrence Austin looks like a bit of a gamble. I like the speed and elusiveness. I like the attitude he displays in interviews but I think he might have similar fumbling problems to Anthony Aldridge. He looks very slightly built and he might have problems holding on to the ball and staying in one piece when he starts getting hit by pro-calibre players.

Posted by: WeNeedLinemen | April 25, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Just watched the Dennis Morris -- D-Mo -- video. I've got one question. When do the jerseys go on sale?

Posted by: League-Source
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Yeah, this guy is a great (self-)marketer, Danno's gonna love him.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 25, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

NosferatusCoffin

"As for Brennan, it looks like he is going to be given the chance to be the #3 QB..."

Reading this missive....

In the glow of a sad, dark, lonely room...

The defeated tea partied members of The Cult O' Cult...

All stand and shout in unison...

"Heeeee's aliiiive....our creature lives to see another day!!!"

Next, they'll all be seen on FOX (what else?) Sports bragging about how Colt successfully outlived Jason Campbell's tenure in D.C. and that if he's given a chance, Colt will prove to be better than Rex G...

....D McNabb.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 25, 2010 2:21 PM

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Dude, put down the Andre Cold Duck and Mickey's Big Mouth chaser. They are not too healthy for you.

I said he would be given a "chance" for the #3 QB job. The Skins could sign another QB or two tomorrow and cut him 5 minutes later. Who knows? I'd peg his chances of being on the roster for Week 1 at 50-50. But for now, it looks like he will be given a fair shake to be the #3 QB.

As for the rest of your comment, you sure did not think you were on the Huffington Puke or DuH (aka Democrat Underground) instead?

Posted by: NosferatusCoffin | April 25, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Something interesting from the ESPN geeks: the SACKseer system for projecting the NFL success of edge rushers given their college performance. You can read it for yourself if you're interested on footballoutsiders.com, but here's who the stat insists will have the most sacks among the top guys drafted yesterday (best to worst):

1. Jerry Hughes, TCU, Indy Round 1
2. Derrick Morgan, GA Tech, Titans Round 1
3. Everson Griffen, USC, Minn, Round 4
4. Brandon Graham, Michigan, Iggles Rd 1
5. Sergio Kindle, Texas, Balto Round 2
6. Carlos Dunlap, Fla, Cincy Rd 2
7. Jason Pierre-Paul, USF, NYG, Rd 1

That last fellow, Pierre-Paul, is picked by the stat to be a complete bust.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 25, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Just did a little reading up and watched some video of this Keiland Williams kid. Looks like a good pick-up. Good size (5-11, 230 lbs), runs hard-nosed and strong with decent speed (4.52 40). Didn't put up great numbers because he was in such a crowded backfield at LSU, but CBSsports said many thought he was the most talented RB there (LSU = pretty decent football school I'd say!). Shanahan has certainly gotten more out of less. I hope Shanahan dumps one of the geezers and keeps some youth at the RB position. Maybe this will be the guy.

Posted by: benbronstein15 | April 25, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

We signed Penn St QB Daryll Clark. Don't know much about him tho.

Posted by: will_ga | April 25, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

I hope you're right Edvar, would love to see a solid vet RT signed.

Thoughts on Alan Faneca? Might be able to get a good deal on him, at least for a year, and I doubt he's fallen so much that he isn't still twice the guard that BMW or our other current options are.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 25, 2010 2:57 PM |

I think with Faneca it's gonna come down to how much does he have left and what kind of coin are we talking about? The dude is 35, so maybe 1-2 seasons at best from him versus keeping a young stud on the roster to develop into a starter down the road.

I think between Edwin Williams, Mike Williams and Rhino, you probably have your starting RG.

Personally, I've been calling Erick Cook's name for a couple of months now, so I was very happy to see him taken in the 7th. I think he could develop into a terrific interior lineman down the road. I'd rather see him develop than lose his roster spot to Faneca, when I don't think we are in "win it all now" mode yet.

We need to build this team instead of patch it up.

Posted by: edvar | April 25, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Watch the D-Mo tape. I'm not so sure he's won't challenge TE's and FB's for serious playing time. He does something that neither Cooley or Davis do, and that's block. Hard. Also has great hands - watch the tape to the end for the TD against 1st round CB Kyle Wilson. That's big, big time athleticism. The only ting I wonder about is how in the world he was off everyone's radar (not even invited to the combine?) Maybe he's significantly slower than Cooley or Davis. Whatever the reason, he looks like an outstanding draft pick. I read somewhere that the staff had interviewed him several times and had been tracking him for a long time.

Gotta say, I'm really loving this new staff. Those 4 late picks were tremendous. I was hoping they'd take Capers in the 4th!

Posted by: bigfoot1 | April 25, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

and this would be?

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 25, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Either his side arm delivery or his hair.

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | April 25, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

We need to build this team instead of patch it up.
Posted by: edvar | April 25, 2010 3:27 PM

That's a good point. Developing the younger oline guys together, if possible, will help create a more cohesive unit for the future when we have young fresh legs running behind it hitting the holes.

Posted by: will_ga | April 25, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

If you think Trent Williams ran a 4.5 40 you're on crack.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 25, 2010 1:31 PM |

Did you know you were on crack also if you posted this sitting down?

Posted by: FourthAndOne | April 25, 2010 2:30 PM |

Good stuff

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 25, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Just watched the Dennis Morris -- D-Mo -- video. I've got one question. When do the jerseys go on sale?

Posted by: League-Source
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Yeah, this guy is a great (self-)marketer, Danno's gonna love him.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 25, 2010 3:03 PM

I'm thinking if he were a great self-marketer he would have gone in the third round with that highlight tape. Makes me wonder what his lowlight tape might look like.

Posted by: League-Source | April 25, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Gotta say, I'm really loving this new staff. Those 4 late picks were tremendous. I was hoping they'd take Capers in the 4th!

Posted by: bigfoot1 | April 25, 2010 3:30 PM


I had Capers gone in the 4th as well. I think we got some real bargains in round 7.

Posted by: edvar | April 25, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Those clips on Morris are eye opening. He was throwing guys around all over the field. Man playing with boys.

I would like to have seen more of the Auburn (2 catches/30 yds) and LSU (2 catches/12 yds) games.

Question is: He had 38 catches? Heck, why not throw 5-6 times to him every game.

Posted by: SteveMG | April 25, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

thats what I said, he made an amazing catch against KYLE WILSON CB picked in the first round by the jets!

Morris definitely has talent. Cooley should be traded, he is almost 30 and Davis is young, and we can hope that Morris is an NFL caliber player and shows what he showed in college.

Posted by: slvtruco21 | April 25, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

The geniuses of Allen and Shanahan is beginning to translate to production, quite an envious production. If we really think about it, Skins actually drafted 8 players this year, excluding Jarmon from last year.
How? We drafted T Williams 1st, then D McNabb 2nd, P Riley @ 4th, A Carriker @ 5th plus a 7th? Now this is where the unbelievable deal happens, we keep Carriker plus we still have our 5th and an extra 7th? Unbelievable! Meaning we traded our 5th spot to acquire a lower 5th, a 7th, and Carriker? Jaw dropping! Nor is this all? Bruce and Shanny went even further and traded the 5th to New England for a 6th and a 7th? Wow! Seems like we get Carriker for free! Who could have thought moving down from our 5th spot will bring a net of a 6th and two 7th rounder and Carriker? Did anyone else notice this? Trading down from our 5th actually brings back a net return of 4 players, simply amazing!

Posted by: abxinc | April 25, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Marques Slocum looks like an interesting pick, just not sure about his choice of pets.

Posted by: WeNeedLinemen | April 25, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Those clips on Morris are eye opening. He was throwing guys around all over the field. Man playing with boys.


Agreed, and I think he has potential but the opponents on his tape weren't exactly big time schools so lets not ship off Chris Cooley just yet. Still, blocking potential and hands seem good.

Posted by: will_ga | April 25, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I like how Reid calls Dennis Morris "Dennis Thomas," then proclaims him to be no threat. How would you know that?

Posted by: bigfoot1 | April 25, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

I like how Reid calls Dennis Morris "Dennis Thomas," then proclaims him to be no threat. How would you know that?

Posted by: bigfoot1 | April 25, 2010 3:51 PM |

I think he's right. Dennis Thomas isn't any threat. Dennis Morris on the other hand...

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 25, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

OMG....this dude Morris looks like a BEAST!

Posted by: rickyroge | April 25, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Brandon Minor, who I saw a rumor about and posted yesterday had signed with us, has signed with the Bears.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 25, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

The Patriots' window is definitely not closed. It's wide open. It all depends on whether Brady gets his groove back.

Posted by: leedisantis | April 25, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

-- Jason Campell: I'm Going to be the Starter --
Sat Apr 24, 2010 --
The San Francisco Chronicle reports when asked if he was promised the starting position, new Raiders QB Jason Campbell said he "got that feeling. I'm going to work hard to make sure that happens," Campbell said. Later, on NFL Network, Campbell said he talked to HC Tom Cable and OC Hue Jackson and does not think there is going to be a competition. "I'm going to be the starter," he said. "Yes."


A few minutes later...

-- Cable Never Told Campbell He Was the Starter --
Sat Apr 24, 2010 --
The Oakland Tribune reports Raiders HC Tom Cable said QB Jason Campbell was not told he would be the starting quarterback, according to the coach. He called it a five-way competition, conceded there are some “decisions” to make but expects QB JaMarcus Russell at next week’s post-draft minicamp.


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Hey Jason Campbell... this is not the way to introduce yourself to your new team-mates.

You need to get used to the idea of having to compete for your Starting job.. Unlike the last 3 years with the Skins..
(wonder if thats why he never dramatically improved?)

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 25, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Dennis Morris will cause Mike Sellers to be released. D-Mo is an absolute beast at blocking.

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | April 25, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I like the Terrance Austin pick...

4.3 speed...good pick!

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4.38 speed, which is so-so speed. Trent Williams runs a 4.5 for goodness sakes. He's no burner, but he does seem to have quick feet and good vision, so I think it's a decent pick. Devin Thomas showed absolutetly nothing as a return man last year.

Posted by: ProfessorWrightBSU | April 25, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

I'll bet a testicle Trent Williams doesn't run a 4.5.

Marko isn't returning, Phil will be too important after displacing Car- "let 'em loose" Rogers by the third game, and D. Thomas is the only decent size receiver who can stay on the field. Unless DT, MK, and MM can claim to be a decent receiving corps (therefore allowing Moss to do some Punt return), we don't have any return men. Willie Parker on kick return?

Posted by: stromi | April 25, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Question is: He had 38 catches? Heck, why not throw 5-6 times to him every game.

Posted by: SteveMG | April 25, 2010 3:40 PM

D-Mo doesn't have a good QB in college, it will be a different story with McNabb, I also like the fact that the dude is 6'2 265 and 4.0 in 40 which is marvelous for someone his size. He plays mean, runs, block, bull doze, reminds me of a bigger Terrel Owens.

Posted by: abxinc | April 25, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

They don't appear to be picking up a huge number of UFA's but I am liking most of them.

Darryl Clark may not make it on the final roster, but he looks like a hard worker and maybe he can be developed on the practice squad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm_0vZURFKQ&feature=related

Posted by: WeNeedLinemen | April 25, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

D-Mo doesn't have a good QB in college, it will be a different story with McNabb, I also like the fact that the dude is 6'2 265 and 4.0 in 40 which is marvelous for someone his size. He plays mean, runs, block, bull doze, reminds me of a bigger Terrel Owens.

Posted by: abxinc | April 25, 2010 4:10 PM |

Uh, 4.0 40? I don't think so.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 25, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

hah! i see i'm on top of it. my bad. but i still think our special teams could use some bodies.

Posted by: stromi | April 25, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

D-Mo doesn't have a good QB in college,

Okay, but he had some big numbers in two games. And before this past season, he didn't do much.

With that size and speed I'd just dump it off to him let him make something happen.

Granted, he's raw and folks who think Cooley can be traded are jumping things. But those clips make you sit up in your chair.

Posted by: SteveMG | April 25, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

D-Mo doesn't have a good QB in college, it will be a different story with McNabb, I also like the fact that the dude is 6'2 265 and 4.0 in 40 which is marvelous for someone his size. He plays mean, runs, block, bull doze, reminds me of a bigger Terrel Owens.

Posted by: abxinc | April 25, 2010 4:10 PM |

"6'2 265 and 4.0 in 40"

what are you smokin.. Or are you his agent.. ?

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 25, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

The D-Mo has some serious talent. If he blocks half as good as he showed in his clips he blocks better than Cooley and if he shows up in a gamehe blocks better than Sleepy Fred...
D-Mo looks faster than both Cooley and Sleepy. The issue is can he route run...Cooley is among the best at route running and finding the holes in the zones.

Posted by: stags83 | April 25, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

The D-Mo has some serious talent. If he blocks half as good as he showed in his clips he blocks better than Cooley and if he shows up in a game he blocks better than Sleepy Fred...
D-Mo looks faster than both Cooley and Sleepy. The issue is can he route run...Cooley is among the best at route running and finding the holes in the zones.

Posted by: stags83 | April 25, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

The D-Mo has some serious talent. If he blocks half as good as he showed in his clips he blocks better than Cooley and if he shows up in a game he blocks better than Sleepy Fred...
D-Mo looks faster than both Cooley and Sleepy. The issue is can he route run...Cooley is among the best at route running and finding the holes in the zones.

Posted by: stags83 | April 25, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Just a 4.0?

I thought he ran in the low threes, you fargin moron. Why bother to voice your stupidity?

Just keep it to yourself.

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 25, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

I like the Keiland Williams signing, although he was in Les Miles' doghouse the past couple of years at LSU. Here's his TD run against VA Tech a couple years ago when he was a sophomore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJH-x-p1LME&feature=related

Posted by: armould | April 25, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Guys, there are some whack perceptions of 40 yard dash times going on here. Lets put it in perspective...

Trent W ran a 4.89 40-yard-dash at the combine. A "fast" offensive lineman might run a 5.1. Most don't even come close to that. Trent is almost off the chart for his size. But he certainly did not run a 4.5.

4.5 is fast enough to play WR or DB in the NFL.

Malcolm Kelly runs a 4.6. (big body WR)
Big running backs run a 4.6.
RBs with "homerun speed" run sub 4.50.
Chris Johnson ran a low 4.3 (pretty sure, but maybe a high 4.2.) Either way, Chris Johnson is freakishly fast.

"Plenty fast" for a WR is anything below a 4.50.
"Very fast" for a WR is anything below a 4.40.

Darrel Green once ran 4.17. But was generally considered to be 4.2 sprinter. He was the fastest man in the NFL for much of his career.

Terence Austin ran a 4.38. He's very fast.

No one runs a 4.00.


Posted by: bigfoot1 | April 25, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Well put Bigfoot...

I would even venture to say that their is a tremendous difference between 4.6 out of pads and 4.6 in pads...there are some great workout warriorsout there that can run 4.5 4.6 but its those that translate that speed in actual games that really deserves mention. Daryll Green, Tony Dorsett, Jerry Rice, Chris Johnson. Brian Westbrook a 4.6 guy out of pads but runs a 4.6 in pads...What was the kid from Nebraska . Trang Candiate, a 4.3 out of pads guy that would regular get tracked down on the field.

Posted by: stags83 | April 25, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

I'll tell you what. If you haven't looked at the highlight reel for the TE we drafted, it's worth a look. His teammates call him D-Mo, and I think we are going to be hearing a lot from this kid.

He looks like a blocking machine who has good speed, can catch anything, and is a beast to get down. I don't think I ever saw him get tackled on the first hit. Watch his balance, he always has his feet under him. Good stuff.

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

Also, keep and eye on Cook, the C/G from New Mexico St. Don't know how much he plays early, but expect him to be a contributor in the future.

Posted by: edvar | April 25, 2010 1:09 PM


Wow, this guys is a beast!

HTTR

Posted by: Peaceful2009 | April 25, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Good FA

Kentucky ILB Micah Johnson - a good one
UVA T Will Barker
MD S Skinner
RB Marshall Greg Marshall
Stanford OT C Marinrelli
VTech TE Boone - blocking TE
E Kentucky OT Derek Hardmen

Posted by: toons123 | April 25, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

a few others

DT Nate Collins UVA - good motor
Vic Hall PR/WR
OG Jimmy Rodgers Marshall - good size

Posted by: toons123 | April 25, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

that's interesting about running with pads, Stags. hadn't heard that before.

I also wonder why they never tell us what veteran free agents run now. For instance, how fast is Fast Willie Parker these days? For some reason no reporters ever seem to ask that question. Maybe it's like asking a veteran actress how old she is?

Posted by: bigfoot1 | April 25, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Austin is the second coming of James Thrash. Remember when he returned two KO's for TDs when he first showed up? Only in preseason, but he stuck. 4.3 speed? Speed
sells and kills. Case in point - the Nationals, of all teams. Does it smell a bit like a sporting renaissance in DC finally? One can only hope...

Posted by: msuic76 | April 25, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Surprised NOBODY is wondering whether Trent will not start off-the-bat

He has attitude issues that are well-known and was beaten in college in big games

He may not be as much of a guarantee as some think

Posted by: Bious | April 25, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Absolutely bigfoot...there is track speed and there is foootball speed...emmiit smith was a 4.6 4.7 guy on a good day on the track but was dynamic on the field... there are guys that can flat out run on the track but it just doesn't translate on the field...

Posted by: stags83 | April 25, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

I was at Texas A&I when Darrell Green ran the 4.09 in the forty. I was stationed near there in the military and went to the college for the school's coaches timed him for the upcoming draft. He also ran a second time for 4.12. I went because I could run it in 4.7 as a TE and thought maybe I would get a look. That was futile for me but Darrell was amazing! He was only 5'7" but he looked like a rocket!

Posted by: KurtShanaman | April 25, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

I was at Texas A&I when Darrell Green ran the 4.09 in the forty. I was stationed near there in the military and went to the college for the school's coaches timed him for the upcoming draft. He also ran a second time for 4.12. I went because I could run it in 4.7 as a TE and thought maybe I would get a look. That was futile for me but Darrell was amazing! He was only 5'7" but he looked like a rocket!

Posted by: KurtShanaman | April 25, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Chris Johnson ran a 4.24 forty at the combine, get your facts right!

Posted by: KurtShanaman | April 25, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: MistaMoe |

Don't associate Tea party people with Colt. He is not a right winger!

Posted by: KurtShanaman | April 25, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Surprised NOBODY is wondering whether Trent will not start off-the-bat

He has attitude issues that are well-known and was beaten in college in big games

He may not be as much of a guarantee as some think

Posted by: Bious | April 25, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

According to CBSsports.com:

He shifted to left tackle for his final season, starting the first 11 games, as Williams registered 99 knockdowns, 11 touchdown-resulting blocks and five downfield blocks while participating in 808 offensive snaps
The senior tackle was penalized five times during the season, as he allowed just two quarterback pressures and an assisted sack on 519 pass plays …

Posted by: lifelongfan | April 25, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Redskins-- undrafted free agents:
Logan Paulsen, TE, UCLA
Anderson Russell, FS, Ohio State
Marques Slocum, DT, Eastern Arizona
Keiland Williams, RB, LSU
Daryll Clark, QB, PSU
Maurice Greer, RB, Troy
Jaevery McFadden, LB, Wisconsin (Tryout)
Derrick Townsel, WR, Murray State (Tryout)
Bo McNally, S, Stanford (Tryout)
Klint Kubiak, S, Colorado State (Tryout)

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | April 25, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Why does it always seem like these fools at the Post have no idea what they're talking about? Probably because they don't.

D-MO is not a threat to challenge Cooley and Davis for a TE position? No kidding... probably why Allen and Shanahan said they intend to use him as a full back or an h-back.

But... ... D-MO will ABSOLUTELY challenge Mike Sellers for the FB/HB position.

Sellers went to the Pro Bowl after the 2008 season and then got paid. He subsequently followed that up with one of the worst season performances of his career in the 2009 season.

I specifically remember the analysts breaking down game tape showing how Sellers was whiffing on blocks and even showed plays in which Sellers flat out missed blocks entirely or didn't block anyone.

I also specifically remember Portis calling out Sellers publicly for missing blocking assignments and not giving full effort.

So if Shanahan sat down and watched the Redskins game tapes from last year, I'm not surprised in the least that Shanahan went searching for a FB/HB who could block.

Full backs are a main staple in a west coast offense and if Shanahan wants a productive running game - which I'm quite sure he does - then a blocking FB/HB with pass catching abilities out of the backfield is a necessity.

D-MO is a beast and Sellers has now been put on notice. D-MO said he loves blocking, and anyone who has watched his highlight video will attest to that.

I think D-MO was a great pick and I'm pulling for this kid to replace Sellers.

Posted by: SkinsFreak | April 25, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Just watched the sports science video of Selvish Capers. ( great name BTW ) and the kid looks great. Seems to have a good attitude as well.

Posted by: bostskin | April 25, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

let;s look at this in a different way, if you say that Chad Rinehart and Edwin Williams, are in trouble for a roster spot then Mike shanahan, has a questions to answer,on both fronts such as do i have enough tape to determine, if Edwin Williams can replace Casey Rabach, at Center, he doesn't have enough tape, on reinhart to determine, what kind of lineman is he gonna be starter, or backup unless he thinks either, on don'r fit his zone blocking scheme.

Posted by: rmnkevorkian | April 25, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

This certainly is a different way of looking at it; so different, in fact, that I can't make heads or tails of it.

Posted by: rbpalmer | April 25, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Look out Sellers, the D-Mo train is picking up speed and comming through your town!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | April 25, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Respectfully disagree - Sellers is gone, he can't get along with CP

Posted by: ElYeah | April 25, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

4.5 if he was dropped off a building.

Posted by Cork

Cork- read your Aristotle. Bowling ball and feather dropped from building travel at same speed. Common misperception and disproved by the Greeks...

Posted by: ElYeah | April 25, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

OK, here is something I thought of,

What is we had a jumbo package where Cooley, Davis, Morris (as an H-Back) and the running back of your choice all on the field at the same time.

Running would be easy but the passing would be sick cause you would have to take into account the pass catching ability of all three. Defenses would have fits trying to deal with all three not knowing if it's a run or a pass. That's what I wanna see!!!!

Posted by: ajb1094 | April 25, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

One more thing to think about. All of these guys are going to get better. They will come to DC, hit the weights and work out like crazy. If I was them, I would have been on the first thing smoking to DC once my agent finished the call with the Skins. They pretty much have have nothing else better to do than work out and learn the plays.

Remember guys: GO HARD OR GO HOME!!!

HAIL!!!

Posted by: ajb1094 | April 25, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

It's great that everyone's excited about Dennis Morris, and I agree he looks like a good blocking TE/FB.

But, seriously...the Skins passed on Greg Hardy, who a year ago had a 1st round grade. Our coaches could have worked him into a successful player and probably a starter at DE.

We also passed on Carlton Mitchell, who at that point in the draft was a steal. He is very similar to Brandon Marshall was coming out of UCF.

We won't know for 2-3 years whether these scouts who chose Morris deserve a promotion or a pink slip. My money is on the pink slip.

Posted by: ellinwoods | April 26, 2010 12:27 AM | Report abuse

ON THING IS FOR SURE ....Sellers missed some key blocks last year. The 3rd tight end/Hback..better be able to block.

It always takes a few years to see how most of the draft and free agent pick-ups work out. some lower picks will be a positive suprise..and some higher picks will flame out.
Of the receivers drafted 2 years ago..Kelly looks to be the one on the bubble.

Posted by: blazerguy234 | April 26, 2010 6:24 AM | Report abuse

I just have one question. With Bruce Campbell on the board in round 4, why did we take a LB? We could have had a solid LT and RT for the next 10 years. Didn't Campbell grade a lot higher than Riley???? I understand the whole 3-4 switch (need LB's), but the O-line needs all kinds of upgrades.

Posted by: gre28man72 | April 26, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Wow! Dennis Morris looks like Cooley, Davis, and Sellers all wrapped up in one player. Dude might be able to free up two roster spots by himself - but can he jump backwards out of a swimming pool?

Posted by: coparker5 | April 25, 2010 2:03 PM

BINGO!! Couldn't agree w/ you more coparker5. Anyone who says this guy doesn't pose a threat to Mike Sellers obviously wasn't paying attention last season. He was T-E-R-R-I-B-L-E!

Posted by: jfmayer | April 26, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Green-4.17 as a rookie in training camp. Trent Williams never ran a 4.5, if he did the Skins would have him playing TE. His 4.8 is smoking for a DL. Daryll Clark is a QB built like McNabb, good powerful runner, needs help with his passing, not very accurate and hangs the deep ball. Clark could be a very effective "slash-type" player, a threat to run or pass. Led PS to 10-1 record in junior year.

Posted by: JAMNEW | April 26, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

What's with all these tight ends? Is Cooley or Fred Davis on the trading block?

Posted by: Rational_Man | April 26, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

What's with all these tight ends? Is Cooley or Fred Davis on the trading block?

Posted by: Rational_Man | April 26, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Regarding "D-Mo": What most people fail to realize is that he led the nation in TDs for TEs (and was 4th in TDs among all TEs and WRs). He seems absolutely versatile in blocking, catching, running ... but the dude is money for scoring. Also, as some have noted, he played with one of the worst QBs in Div-1, who (according to LATech fan forum) constantly underthrew D-Mo... otherwise, he would've been on everybody's draft radar. NOTE, though: He was voted Top TE, 3rd team All-America, and All-America Honorable Mention by the top three NCAA award syndicates.

Posted by: gatgotachi | April 26, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Terrence Austin looks like a bit of a gamble. I like the speed and elusiveness. I like the attitude he displays in interviews but I think he might have similar fumbling problems to Anthony Aldridge. He looks very slightly built and he might have problems holding on to the ball and staying in one piece when he starts getting hit by pro-calibre players.

Posted by: WeNeedLinemen | April 25, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

______________________________

How big is DeSean Jackson? A man is only as little as he thinks he is... If you got the talent, heart & show fearlessness, sky is the limit.

Posted by: tony325 | April 26, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

"The trading of Jason Campbell seems to bode well for quarterback Colt Brennan. When the team acquired Donovan McNabb, Brennan looked to be the odd man out, but he's now the No. 3 quarterback on the depth chart. "

Jason, last I checked, the depth chart was totally BLANK. While it's safe to assume McNabb is #1 at QB, Shanahan has said all positions will be competed for-- the BLANK DEPTH CHART should speak for itself!

http://www.redskins.com/gen/team/depthChart.jspst

Except for McNabb, it looks like the rest of the QB's will be competing for spots 2 and 3-- and this is confirmed in this Colt Brennan interview:
http://www.espn1420am.com/includes/news_items/6/250/brennanpt.1.mp3

Posted by: PaTGee | April 26, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

The best case scenario is that all of the new guys make the team beating out the vets. Would like to see Daryl Clark take the #3 and Colt Brennan take the #2. Perry Riley starting in the middle. Eric Cook starting at Right Guard, Selvis Capers Right Tackle. And of course Trent Williams starting at Left Tackle. Not because I want the vets gone, or have any disrespect for them. It would just mean we really have improved if the players we draft, beat out the players we had. Great teams let vets go and replace with younger players. Typically maintaining a semi-young roster keeps you winning, and healthier.

Posted by: skins50 | April 27, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

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