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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/ 3/2011

Redskins hold No. 10 pick in April draft

By Rick Maese

So how big was that Redskins win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 26? It apparently cost the Redskins a few spots in the draft order.

Had Washington lost that game, it would have held the No. 6 pick in the draft with a 5-11 record. Instead, the Redskins are holding the No. 10 overall selection as one of seven teams that posted six wins in 2010. The NFL has confirmed the first-round order of the 2011 NFL Draft this morning. Strength of schedule was used to break ties.

The 2011 Draft will take place April 28-30 in New York regardless of the status of negotiations between owners and players on a new collective bargaining agreement. The draft was included in the current CBA, which expires in March.

Below, you can see how the draft order currently stands. The final 12 spots will be determined once the playoffs have concluded.

1. Carolina Panthers (2-14)

2. Denver Broncos (4-12)

3. Buffalo Bills (4-12)

4. Cincinnati Bengals (4-12)

5. Arizona Cardinals (5-11)

6. Cleveland Browns (5-11)

7. San Francisco 49ers (6-10)

8. Tennessee Titans (6-10)

9. Dallas Cowboys (6-10)

10. Washington Redskins (6-10)

11. Houston Texans (6-10)

12. Minnesota Vikings (6-10)

13. Detroit Lions (6-10)

14. St. Louis Rams (7-9)

15. Miami Dolphins (7-9)

16. Jacksonville Jaguars (8-8)

17. Oakland Raiders (8-8)

18. San Diego Chargers (9-7)

19. New York Giants (10-6)

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-6)

By Rick Maese  | January 3, 2011; 12:30 PM ET
 
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OK, so who should we take? Should get 2 very good players out of this draft.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | January 3, 2011 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Right oogabooga. Here's my question posed to RI peeps: "If you only get 2 draft choices and they happen to be at our 1st and 2nd positions and you can't trade up or back who are the 2 guys you take to help improve this team?"

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 3, 2011 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Geez, just took a look at some freshly updated mock drafts on the Interweb... and they have wildly incorrect draft orders. Who are these meth-heads anyway?

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | January 3, 2011 12:21 PM

No, the meth-heads are the ones who read mock drafts on January 3. The ones who prepare the mock drafts are called dealers or enablers.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 3, 2011 12:46 PM | Report abuse

I don't know who they will take but i hope they are a) smart b) mature.

You know, the anti DT11.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | January 3, 2011 12:46 PM | Report abuse

doesnt look good for us getting a QB, alot of teams ahead of us also need a QB...

do we go DL if Anthony Bryant continues to play the way he did for the last two games?

Posted by: mhartz1 | January 3, 2011 12:48 PM | Report abuse

how did Gabbert look in his bowl game? anyone watch it

Posted by: mhartz1 | January 3, 2011 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Your first two picks should be lineman, either OL or DL or Combination.

Dont waste time on a receiver they take to long to develop.

Your later round picks should be depth

Posted by: GreatOne1 | January 3, 2011 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Skins, Cowpies in Blockbuster Deal.

One year after a disappointing trade for six time Pro-Bowl QB Donovan McNabb from the division rival Philadelphia Eagles, Dan Snyder surprised league observers when he announced another interdivisional blockbuster trade with the Cowboys late this evening.

The complex deal landed the Skins the 9th and 10th picks in the draft, while the Cowboys obtained the 41st and 42nd picks.

The Skins traded their 2nd round pick, disgruntled DL Albert Haynesworth, and QB Donovan McNabb for the Cowboys 1st round pick, QB Tony Romo, and WR Roy Williams.

"Tony can make all the throws, and I've been a fan of his for a really long time," said head coach Mike Shanahan....


Posted by: Alan4 | January 3, 2011 12:55 PM | Report abuse

First two picks should be QB and NT, preferably in that order... If we can trade back and throw in a G, C, or tall WR in the first two rounds, that'd be great too. Also, we could use an upgrade at OLB opposite Orakpo... and a better compliment to Landry at FS... hell, it'd be easier to name positions we don't need to improve.

Posted by: crashinghero | January 3, 2011 12:55 PM | Report abuse

I say let Chris wilson and rob jackson continue to be our pass rush specialist with orakpo.

Posted by: GreatOne1 | January 3, 2011 12:55 PM | Report abuse


draft o-line and d-line all the way. we own the line of scrimmage, we win games.

Posted by: hessone | January 3, 2011 12:56 PM | Report abuse

mhartz1

do we go DL if Anthony Bryant continues to play the way he did for the last two games?


Excellent question.

I'd move DM5 to the cards to acquire the 5th overall pick: that become Locker/Mallett/Fairley.

If the q-back we want is not there, it would be nice to trade down in round 1.

At, say, picks 20-30, we could draft a defensive tackle/end type: that's Powe/Claybourne.

Then in round 2, make a move for the best quarterback, center, wide receiver, olb, availiable.

Whatever happens or whoever we pick, folks won't be happy.

But then, they never are.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 3, 2011 12:56 PM | Report abuse

At least try to make it believable Alan. That ain't foolin' anyone.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 3, 2011 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Need a QB who will still be available @ #10?

Why not get the guy who they say has Chase Daniels' skills with an NFL size body?

Blaine Gabbert.

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 3, 2011 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Dont waste time on a receiver they take to long to develop.


Posted by: GreatOne1 | January 3, 2011 12:53 PM

This is the win-now spirit that made the Redskins what they are today. "We just don't have time to develop our own receivers."

Posted by: beep-beep | January 3, 2011 12:58 PM | Report abuse

I dont think there is a OL to be had in the first round that warrants a top 10 pick, or at least I dont know who that would be. I would say if its not a qb, then we need the best LB or best DL player on the board.

FA is heavy on WR's, you got guys like VJAX, Breaston, Mike Sims-Walker, etc.

I would have like to see how Capers, Cook would have played in the last game or two to see what we have there...

who handles the scouting for us now, any idea, is it Rocco Brown or whatever his name is?

Posted by: mhartz1 | January 3, 2011 12:58 PM | Report abuse

At least try to make it believable Alan. That ain't foolin' anyone.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 3, 2011 12:56 PM

I can't... I threw up in my mouth a little just typing it.

Posted by: Alan4 | January 3, 2011 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Keep pimpin' that Moe but it ain't gonna happen

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 3, 2011 12:59 PM | Report abuse

I can't... I threw up in my mouth a little just typing it.


Posted by: Alan4 | January 3, 2011 12:59 PM | Report

lol

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 3, 2011 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Someone wave 'buh-bye' to the following players:

K Moore

A Carter

M Sellars

D Dockery

C Rabach

R Williams

D McNabb

C Horton

C Portis

P Daniels

M Kemoteau

C Rogers

R McIntosh

...and as for Albert Haynesworth, don't wave good-bye as he leaves: just give'em the finger.

On both hands.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 3, 2011 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Ha, looking at FS rankings, one of the top prospects is junior Rahim Moore. It would be funny to switch Rahim for Kareem.

Posted by: crashinghero | January 3, 2011 1:02 PM | Report abuse

I'd move DM5 to the cards to acquire the 5th overall pick.

Posted by: MistaMoe
_____________

Let me get a hit off that...

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | January 3, 2011 1:04 PM | Report abuse

even with our current defensive players, esp Orakpo, we are not suited for 3-4 and wont be next year, Orakpo in coverage is legit liability, as is L. Alexander, Carter, Wilson...Rob Jackson looks quicker, but hard to tell.

God I wish AH panned out, Carriker, Bryant, AH and Rak would be a formidable line with Kemo, Holiday, whoever as depth...one could dream. With Bryant eating up players, AH would have another Pro-Bowl season in my mind, but we know this aint happenin.

Barnes and Landry deep I think intrigues me, Barnes is quick, good range and likes to hit over the middle and Landry can gobble up the line and more...the pieces for the 4-3 are there to win, at least IMO.

Posted by: mhartz1 | January 3, 2011 1:04 PM | Report abuse

that would allow us to build through draft and some young hungry FA, but also allows us to draft OL and skill players and depth.

Posted by: mhartz1 | January 3, 2011 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Someone wave 'buh-bye' to the following players:

K Moore

A Carter

M Sellars

D Dockery

C Rabach

R Williams

D McNabb

C Horton

C Portis

P Daniels

M Kemoteau

C Rogers

R McIntosh

...and as for Albert Haynesworth, don't wave good-bye as he leaves: just give'em the finger.

On both hands.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 3, 2011 1:01 PM |

I agree with all of this except Carlos and unfortunately Casey. I don't think they'll get rid of him but I do think he'll be a backup instead of a starter.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 3, 2011 1:07 PM | Report abuse

No takers on my round 1 and 2 question huh? Oh well. I say grab Kerrigan in round 1 and either a big ass nose or a center in 2 if available.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 3, 2011 1:09 PM | Report abuse

scottcampbell1975

Keep pimpin' that Moe but it ain't gonna happen


Yeah, I know.

Promoting fantasy is what I do best.

I believe in Santa Claus, the Bogeyman, and the Tooth Fairy all at the same time.

But, if I was runnin' thangs at Redskin Park, I'd want what a fan would want:

A Flacco/Ryan/Rivers/Freeman/Sanchez type who is charismatic and just very damn good.

I watch games all around the league and get jealous that other teams have a smart, young gunslinger, and all we have is Rex and Donnie and the unknown flavor of Beck.

And so, if you think Mallet/Locker/Newton/Luck can be that guy, you promote the idea of moving up to a top 5 pick to snag'em.

Yeah, trading to move up to #5 is indeed a blogga fantasy.

But the need for efficient, dominant quarterback play also a reality that this franchise needs to come to grips with as the flavor of mediocrity makes me sick.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 3, 2011 1:13 PM | Report abuse

meep meep

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | January 3, 2011 1:17 PM | Report abuse

True Moe, but I could see us packaging the tenth and McNabb to get the 5th pick to get who we want, mabye draft pick trade, mcnabb and we get a 6th...

Posted by: mhartz1 | January 3, 2011 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Why does Dallas pick ahead of us when we finished below them in the division?

Posted by: adifferentpointofview | January 3, 2011 4:56 PM | Report abuse

the skins need a qb,but way too many teams ahead of us that need qb's...i think we'll go d-line because thats what we need the guys we got now aren't fit for 3-4...we need to go young thats what most teams are doing these days...mcnabb haynsowoth daniels kemoeatu heyer sellers portis gano all need to go their all either old or have contributed nothing

Posted by: HailSkins14 | January 3, 2011 6:18 PM | Report abuse

the skins need a qb,but way too many teams ahead of us that need qb's...i think we'll go d-line because thats what we need the guys we got now aren't fit for 3-4...we need to go young thats what most teams are doing these days...mcnabb haynsowoth daniels kemoeatu heyer sellers portis gano all need to go their all either old or have contributed nothing.............

Posted by: HailSkins14 | January 3, 2011 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Gabbert look great in his bowl game. He looked Bradyest. Unfortunately, it was the only Missouri game that I saw this year, so it may have been his high water mark. I'd say if he's around at 10, jump on him. Of course, I also thought that Leaf would have been better than Manning; meaning, I don't know anything about his character or work ethic.

Posted by: Skin4Life1 | January 3, 2011 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone else noticed how many young Center/Guards the Skins have on the roster? Will Montgomery and Eric Cook are listed as C/G and Kory Lichtensteiger is often mentioned when the position of Center is brought up. The interior of the line seemed to improve as the season went on.

Posted by: dannykurland1 | January 3, 2011 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Well,well the Cowboys finally beat the Redskins at something this year.

Posted by: mfowler1 | January 3, 2011 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Trade mcnabb get a 3rd
Trade down in first get another 3rd
Trade Big Al for a 4th
1st rddraft jones WR alabama or blackmon ok st.
2nd round heyward oh st or jordan cal DE's
3rd pouncey g fla
4th duanta willims fs unc
5th rd moffit g wisc or fitzpatrick c tcu
6th rd mikel leshoure ILL rb
Find an experienced inside backer in 3-4 scheme through FA
Vince Jackson now!!

Posted by: joeortega4 | January 3, 2011 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Some of the mock drafts have decent QBs falling to the 10th slot. If so I'd grab one. Otherwise just take the best player available. We need help at *every* position. I don't buy the "don't pick a receiver" argument. Good receivers can play a long time and there's no reason the Skins can't contend for a playoff spot in the next two or three years.

Posted by: nehemia2001 | January 4, 2011 1:16 AM | Report abuse

Stupid question time: if it's true that we finished fourth in the division again (that seems to be the case in standings I see posted and in post-season commentary), how is it that the Cowpies are drafting just ahead of us? That suggests we finished ahead of them in the standings.

Not that it makes much difference, really. But to be able to say that we finished ahead of the Cowpies (even on tiebreakers) would be better than finishing behind them AGAIN.

Posted by: Banzai45 | January 4, 2011 8:49 AM | Report abuse

MORE LINEMEN!!!!!!!!

Posted by: ericroks | January 4, 2011 9:01 AM | Report abuse

If we finished last in the division, and I guess we did because the Screwboys had more division wins than we did, why are they picking 9th and we're picking 10th? Strength of schedule? This is the NFL, not the BS of the BCS.

Posted by: ragnar50 | January 4, 2011 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Maybe you guys aren't aware of what are QB options are currently. We have Rex Grossman. Played decent for 3 games but we won't go anywhere with him at QB. So the sooner we get one we can develop the better. First round pick should be a qb. And a good receiver is underrated. Moss had a good year but he's getting older. We have nothing else. Lineman can catch or throw. And the defense was fine til boy genius and Head coach reject Haslett changed it. No more draft picks on defense. We haven't drafted and offensive position that could actually touch the ball since the 20th century. Its time we do.

Posted by: mpshannon1 | January 4, 2011 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Also Pittsburgh has the worst pass blocking o line in the league and have for years. They also have Ben Rothleisberger. We need a QB. Stop patching up these positions and develop someone for goodness sake.

Posted by: mpshannon1 | January 4, 2011 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Trying to figure out what deals are going to be made before the draft are a waste of time and energy. The big question remains what Shan-Allen can drum up. We know we need more draft picks. They know we need more draft picks. We should stop asking ourselves what WE think a player is worth and wonder what Shan-Allen can convince other teams a player is worth.

Right now there isn't a single player on the roster that would set the team backwards if he were gone- with the possible exceptions of a couple of old captains- Fletcher and Rabach. So if Shan-Allen wants to trade DHall, AH, DM, CP, or Moss then so be it. I would think more than likely we will see a sort of "package trade" like we saw in Denver over the years. Two or three of our players for two or three of someone elses. Trade away a couple of guys to get personell to feed our new system.

Also- it is not lost on Shan-Allen WHERE we need talent. Both lines and both backfields need help. Otherwise we would not have been starting grocery baggers at Running Back and Safety late in the season. But while these guys carry and knock the ball down (sometimes the other way around) it is because the guys up front didn't get it done and the guys in the back took viscious hits.

I have never had a problem with McNabb, or Grossman. Or Shuler, or Ferrotte. Or any of them really. No matter what the system our QBs have played reasonably well when on thier feet. Even in the NFL you can not complete a pass from your back or the sidelines. I wont have a problem with whoever they choose to lead the team so long as there is a team to lead!

Lastly- Shan-Allen won't tell us what they are up to. Even after a trade I would be weary to calling anything final- like McNabbs gazillion dollar deal that is really actually just a nice little payment plan for someone who might be around. Allen in particular isn't here to 'save' any money. Snyder has plenty. He is there to maximize the dollars we do spend so we don't piss it away like AH. Snyder doesn't mind spending 20-50-100 million- he just wants it to mean something. We could be in Cincy or Green Bay where there just isn't any money to spend!

Posted by: fireballhank | January 4, 2011 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Why does Dallas pick ahead of us when we finished below them in the division?

Posted by: adifferentpointofview

The Cowroids had a 2010 'Strenght of Schedule' less than the Skins, so that tie breaker states that, if a team has an easier schedule, they get the benefit of the tie and pick first. The Roids should have beat the inferior teams, but did not. So, go figure???

Trade up to get our next Franchise QB which is the biggest and best position to solidify for this team. Then draft and continue to build the lines and get free agent help for FS, CB, OLB and possibly RB.

HTTR!

Posted by: TKing1 | January 4, 2011 11:19 AM | Report abuse

No. 10 pick is FLA center Pouncy. Then Saftey and wr in later picks. Gotta control the line of scrimmage.

Posted by: sdtxyz | January 4, 2011 11:54 AM | Report abuse

If we can't get a starting QB - which is unlikely unless all the juniors leave early and we trade up then we should trade down into the late 1st round.

Bottom of the round we can still picking up a starting DL and WR.

Posted by: mac2j | January 4, 2011 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Why does Dallas pick ahead of us when we finished below them in the division?

Posted by: adifferentpointofview

The Cowroids had a 2010 'Strenght of Schedule' less than the Skins, so that tie breaker states that, if a team has an easier schedule, they get the benefit of the tie and pick first. The Roids should have beat the inferior teams, but did not. So, go figure???

Trade up to get our next Franchise QB which is the biggest and best position to solidify for this team. Then draft and continue to build the lines and get free agent help for FS, CB, OLB and possibly RB.

HTTR!

Posted by: TKing1 | January 4, 2011 11:19 AM | Report abuse


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Um, newsflash: the Cowboys finished in first last year, so they had a more difficult schedule this season. The team with the tougher schedule picks first...

Posted by: arizona4 | January 4, 2011 1:33 PM | Report abuse

How could we finish behind the Cowboys? Isn't the first tie breaker head-to-head? We beat them by 6. they beat us by 3. What am I missing?

Posted by: AsstGM | January 4, 2011 2:06 PM | Report abuse

I can envision us picking a player in the 1st round, and then in the 2nd round we should be able to select another player....that equals 2 players in the 1st 2 rounds.

Posted by: wewbank1 | January 4, 2011 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Agree with everyones comments. QB would be great, but at #10 and the teams ahead of us that also need a QB, that is probably not happening. More likely trading down not up (we don't have anything to trade up with).

RB's, OL, DL, WR, CB's, TE's we have some talent. Need to let it develop and can bring in some help thru Free Agency (young ones please, no older than 30).

LB needs to be addressed (inside and outside). Having serious issues dropping into coverage. There has been success picking them up in FA.

FS needs to be addressed. We have plenty of SS but a ball hawk who can cover and tackle would be great.

QB needs to be addressed somehow. No matter what happens with the 3 we currently have on the roster (the youngest is going to turn 30, a young talented QB is a must and normally you only find them in the draft. Since it is a hit or miss thing with QB's, be prepared to try again next year if needed.

Posted by: skins50 | January 4, 2011 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Agree with everyones comments. QB would be great, but at #10 and the teams ahead of us that also need a QB, that is probably not happening. More likely trading down not up (we don't have anything to trade up with).

RB's, OL, DL, WR, CB's, TE's we have some talent. Need to let it develop and can bring in some help thru Free Agency (young ones please, no older than 30).

LB needs to be addressed (inside and outside). Having serious issues dropping into coverage. There has been success picking them up in FA.

FS needs to be addressed. We have plenty of SS but a ball hawk who can cover and tackle would be great.

QB needs to be addressed somehow. No matter what happens with the 3 we currently have on the roster (the youngest is going to turn 30, a young talented QB is a must and normally you only find them in the draft. Since it is a hit or miss thing with QB's, be prepared to try again next year if needed.

Posted by: skins50 | January 4, 2011 4:31 PM | Report abuse

those of you that think Sellers did not contribute must not watch our running plays or kickoffs...dude should have made the pro bowl this year as the special teamer for the NFC...not many tackles on kickoffs that he didn't make...

Posted by: dieselfan44 | January 4, 2011 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Trade Hansworth back to Tenn. plus McNab for Vince!
Fisher will stay in Tenn. and they need a DE.

Posted by: thaight1 | January 4, 2011 8:02 PM | Report abuse

i made a poo in my pants!

Posted by: pooftah2 | January 4, 2011 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Who cares. They're still going to suck.

Posted by: pooftah2 | January 4, 2011 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Who cares. They're still going to suck.

Posted by: pooftah2 | January 4, 2011 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Who cares. They're still going to suck.

Posted by: pooftah2 | January 4, 2011 8:29 PM | Report abuse

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