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Skins Take Another LB in 6th Round

With the 186th pick, the Redskins picked up Robert Henson, an outside linebacker from Texas Christian. He is the second straight LB they have selected today, addressing a need for young players on special teams and at linebacker with Marcus Washington and Khary Campbell departing.

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 26, 2009; 4:28 PM ET
 
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IDIOTS!!! o-line??????????????

Posted by: kdjsgreen | April 26, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

really? buges better have his guys ready this Fall cause depth is a major issue.

Posted by: elfreako | April 26, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Why???

Posted by: DemBakerBoyz | April 26, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

sigh i can't see the positives in day two of the draft anymore

Posted by: lowtharofthehill | April 26, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

why?

Posted by: Salinas1 | April 26, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

RIP JC

Posted by: mikeysuperdons | April 26, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

You can always tell when we have no clue what we're doing because we'll pick guys at the same position with similar skill sets hoping one sticks lmao...

Posted by: ezdoesit74 | April 26, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Be champions.

Posted by: Gweez | April 26, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Anything on this guy?

Posted by: SoCal_SkinsFan | April 26, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

We have not had a consistant winner QB since Jurgenson.

Posted by: dwdave67 | April 26, 2009 4:27 PM

And yet, Jurgenson never won a Super Bowl. Think about why. (Hint: it's a TEAM game.)

Posted by: Alan4 | April 26, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Skins braindead braintrust

Posted by: shrshot | April 26, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

This idiot front office. What's the point anymore? They have no offensive line depth, so they decide not to draft any O-lineman. Bunch of morons running this operation.

Posted by: CDon | April 26, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

once again no ESPN report no JLC report

Posted by: DaFunBunch | April 26, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Yo F this... This is aweful. Why couldnt we just capitalize on great first day. Jeez through the damn draft board out the window maybe that way you have a possibility of hitting an O lineman

Posted by: krichardson7777 | April 26, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

A.Q Shipley is still available WTF.

Posted by: rcarter51 | April 26, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

wow...just horrible...these guys are better than Robert Thomas and Blades? Really? Really? Can someone start a website entitled FIRE VINNY please?

Posted by: atari1317 | April 26, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

We still have to more picks to provide depth for the O-Line, so we haven't completely blown this draft yet. At least that is what we should keep telling ourselves until the next pick.

Also remember Vinny has slight nack for picking decent 7th rounders.

Posted by: Buckleycj | April 26, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Cerrato & Snyder are both INCOMPENTENT BOOBS......they have no idea at all how to build a team and perform a draft

Posted by: jwrunion | April 26, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

throw**

Posted by: krichardson7777 | April 26, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Why not just trade in the whole draft for another Jason Taylor.

Posted by: j_belljr | April 26, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Stop panicking. Can't believe there's this much reading into a 6th rounder.

The chances of drafting a 5th or 6th rounder who can actually start at OT is slim to none. We knew going in with only five picks, they wouldn't be able to address every need. The stupidest thing you can do in round 6 is draft for need rather than the best player available. It doesn't make a lick of difference drafting a O-lineman if he can't play.

Posted by: LandryLevel | April 26, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Thank God we have Mr. Bust Mike Williams to hold the right tackle spot for us!

Little Prick Danny is a vindictive nasty individual. He is doing everything he can to make Campbell's lifeas difficult and almost put him in a no win situation.

These last couple picks could've been had as FAs. I am about ready to give up...

Posted by: knight1977 | April 26, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

this is a good pick he is a polished player and better than rey maululuga u will see

Posted by: BINYAMHL | April 26, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

wow...just horrible...these guys are better than Robert Thomas and Blades? Really? Really? Can someone start a website entitled FIRE VINNY please?

Posted by: atari1317 | April 26, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Google it dude there was one a while ago

Posted by: alex35332 | April 26, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Who are we drafting?? NFL.com doesn't even have a scouting report on this guy? Have we given up since landing Orakpo? Or was that all the scouting the skins did, besides Sanchez?

Posted by: Beggarsandthieves | April 26, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

anyone know if our linebackers can play oline is it something that they know that we dont or what

Posted by: skinsst21 | April 26, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Another speedy project LB, at least this guy is a little taller and has actually played the position. At this point, what the heck, special teams. But I still hope they might grab Lydon Murtha 6'7"(4.89 40).

Posted by: chavez66 | April 26, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

I hope Chad Reinhart is ready and can play Center.

Does ANYONE wonder why this team has been mediocre since Danny the dwarf took over? The only reason I won't say that they are the worst is 'cause Al Davis and his group of clowns are still around

Posted by: dbeins | April 26, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Robert Henson, OLB, TCU
Henson enrolled at Texas Christian University (TCU) in the spring of 2004. He did not play in 2004 because of his redshirt status. In 2005, Henson started two of the team's twelve games, recording 69 tackles with 8.5 of them for loss. Besides playing linebacker, Henson was one of TCU's main special teams performers. His play earned him an All Mountain West Conference honorable mention -- a feat he managed to repeat the following two seasons.
In 2006, the local Texas product recorded 64 tackles, with 7.5 for loss. He also blocked his first punt to go along with his first true sack. As a junior, Henson went on to record his first career interception while at the same time recording 66 tackles. The 2008's regular season saw Henson record a career high of 73 tackles while starting all of the team's twelve games.

Henson is a natural athlete with great agility and speed (4.61). He moves fluidly and has excellent lateral range. He lacks upper the body strength to take on double teams, and also lacks pass rushing skills. Struggling to shed blockers, Henson also tends to over pursue against the run. He has also missed some tackles and he needs to work on his fundamentals.

Henson is a good athlete with decent speed for the position. His lack of bulk will hurt him, but he does have a chance to move into the later stages of the Draft. As of today, he is strictly a special teams player with limited LB instincts.

Posted by: Posse81_83_84 | April 26, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DemBakerBoyz | April 26, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

My guess.. the Skins bring in the Terps O line as FA's if the dont draft E Williams in the 7th

Posted by: shrshot | April 26, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

The O-line is actually fine. But these two linebacker picks really make you scratch your head. It's as if the Redskins are totally focused on special teams, and not the linebacker corps itself. That would be fine if they could afford the luxury, but they can't. Bottom line - two good picks is about it.

Posted by: JHG_sec405 | April 26, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

they Henson pick is good. It's the Glenn pick over Robinson that effs this all up for the team.

Henson was 1st team all MWC. Mountain West was as good as most last year...

Posted by: wellsconstantine | April 26, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

The Skins are going to draft a QB with the next pick...bank on it. Probably Brian Moyer.

If not the next pick, than our final pick. Zorn said in the Doc Walker interview that there will be 4 QBs in camp.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 26, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

They must hope these new guys can produce so they can trade a couple of our veteran LB's for O-linemen.

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | April 26, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Saw some of Robert Henson play and he really has a an edge about him to get the ball. Strong tackler and gets to the ball quickly. I think this is a solid pick. Could start on special teams and work in the rotation at some point. He could be a starter in a few years if he can shed blockers. I think people will like this pick, he hustles till the whistles blown...

Posted by: tjzukoski | April 26, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

In all fairness, RT Mike William was a "bust" only because of injuries. If he's healed up, he's proven he can play this game. He doesn't need the money, he says he doesn't want his career to end on the note it did.

He's had 2 years to heal his back, so I hope he's really ready to go.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 26, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

well atleast theres no holes left in the D

can we please just get the two highest rated OT's left on the board and call it a day

Posted by: AhsanFamily | April 26, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

If not the next pick, than our final pick. Zorn said in the Doc Walker interview that there will be 4 QBs in camp.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 26, 2009

I think he was expecting Sanchez Lisa.

Posted by: periculum | April 26, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

If not the next pick, than our final pick. Zorn said in the Doc Walker interview that there will be 4 QBs in camp.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 26, 2009

I think he was expecting Sanchez Lisa.

Posted by: periculum | April 26, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Murtha and Parrish?

Posted by: periculum | April 26, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

There's still one O-lineman that I'm aware of available that I think is NFL caliber. CORNELIUS LEWIS OG 6'4" 330 and his sidekick CECIL NEWTON C 6'2" 305. I think NEWTON's the better blocker from all I've read, but expect him to be available in FA because he's a little small by NFL standards - see "the GEYSER." Looks like LEWIS might slip out of the draft. I would lock him up if he does.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 26, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

WOW, that pick to the wind out of the bloggers here on RI! I'm calling 911 just in case...

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 26, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

I hope we grab Rashard Jennings with our 7th round pick if he's still there

Posted by: Steveo11 | April 26, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

caps win it 5-3

Posted by: AhsanFamily | April 26, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

what the hell...Why are soo many fans on this blog bash and whine and complian about every single move the Skins make....Bottom line is you have no idea about any of it!!!

You need to either go on and pull for another team or shut the hell up!

First off...you blow your tops and the offseason still has a long way to go...maybe just maybe they know more than you about their o line talent....there is still more time as well....ever heard of June 1st?

Posted by: leevi98 | April 26, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Adding ....don't forget about undrafted linemen as well....

Posted by: leevi98 | April 26, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Lisa_R - FedEx section 405, row 3, seats 14-15 says 'hey Redskins' babe'

Posted by: JHG_sec405 | April 26, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Well, to be fair, the Redskins' special teams have left a lot to desire. It was good that they signed a Punter a few days ago. They needed that position, given how bad the other punter was. The special teams didn't do much last year, so I have no problem with them strengthening that part of their team.

I do think that we do need some linemen. We did get an RT a few days ago, but we need some more.

Posted by: jiacinto | April 26, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

This guy has an overall grade of 26 by Scouts Inc.

ZERO value in the second day of the draft for the Skins. This is what separates the current brain dead FO from Bobby Bethard and Charley Casserley. Real GMs make their team a lot better in the middle rounds, not just in the first round where it's easy.

Jason Campbell might as well go through on that threat to ask for a trade because otherwise he's going to end up injured. This team is a complete disaster.

Posted by: CJMARTIN04 | April 26, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Comparing pst QBs before FA started is flat out dumb...First of all you can't keep guys for 6 years learning (hence Rypien in a sweater on the sidelines watching Doug win a SB) and grooming like ya could back then...so there is no comparison.....

Posted by: leevi98 | April 26, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

i saw three TCU games this year, and i specially remember thinking that this guy was an exceptional player... TCU had a nasty defense last year, and he was a standout...

Posted by: poopoobigelow | April 26, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Lydon Murtha! 4.89 40. This late what the heck. Give him a chance at TE before cutting him. But he looks better than Heyer. 6'7" with speed.

Posted by: chavez66 | April 26, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Jeesh are you guys gonna cry about every pick. You listen to these mock dopes than real professionals running a professional team. Don't you think if Kiper realy had a clue he would be on a NFL team. The skins take chances, they roll the dice ok so things havn't gone well for the last 10 years. we are still a top 5 franchise of all time. They have a plan right or wrong we hang till they get it right again. Also injuries have hurt us it happens have another beer and back your team.

Posted by: BingCreole | April 26, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

From Nebraska TV Web site: "The Washington Redskins took the linebacker in the fifth round Sunday with the 158th pick overall. Glenn was suspended for the Cornhuskers' last three games for an undisclosed violation of team rules."

Posted by: JHG_sec405 | April 26, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

I do agree we need O lineman but if did not take a lineman in the 3rd or 4th rounds it is all about development in those rounds for o-lineman. If the Skins wanted an impacted for the line this year it came down to the 1st and 2nd round. It comes down to the Right tackle position and can Randy Thomas hold up. I think the Skins make a trade for the right tackle position come June or maybe a guy gets cut that is good.

Posted by: tjzukoski | April 26, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

We need a running back and a qb in the next 2 picks. Danny's war room told me so...

Posted by: knight1977 | April 26, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Forget June 1 cuts. We need young talent now. You tell me which one of the last 5 Superbowl teams waited around for June 1 cut to get an impact player. The draft is where you build the Team not Free Agency. We've been building through FA since Snyder has taken over the team and have no Superbowls to show for it. Gotta go back to the Gibbs days when you could find quality in the later rounds. No need to mention specific names.....The Hogs.

Posted by: DemBakerBoyz | April 26, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

People, calm down about the o-line picks. Do you think some 6th round guy is going to keep JC from getting sacked? Please. O-linemen this far down are projects for the future, not immediate starters. Anything past the 3rd round is panning for gold in the Potomac.

Posted by: lordtwang | April 26, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Kendall was a very good deal for the Skins, very steady and didn't give up too much for him.

Hopefully they can pull a similiar move to address the RT position (or maybe Mike Williams will reach his potential) and RG (or maybe Chad Rinehart will turn into a beast there).

I do like the first 2 picks, though, don't know much about the others.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 26, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

This way when we go 5-11, they can flush Zorn and JC, say "I told you so" and hire a splashy new coach.

Posted by: mack1 | April 26, 2009 3:47 PM |

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Bravo! Bravo!

That's the way to underscore your status as a perpetual malcontent !

I have to wonder what kind of human zero spends their time following a football team (entertainment) just so they have something to whine about.

Doesn't your boyfriend provide you with enough grief?

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | April 26, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

SprotingNews scouting report says on Henson: "a training camp invite is likely, where he'll have to shine on special teams in order to stick in the pros". That's a pretty damning statement, not only on our FO, but sounds like our collegiate scouting departmant is very poor. Last 2 picks could have been had as undrafted FA's. This has really gotten pathetic.

Posted by: wagman1 | April 26, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

DemBakerBoyz,

I think you are referring to the Beathard days. He made all the selections. Uncle Joe just coached them up....

Beathard was responsible for ALL our Super Bowl Trophies.

Gibbs was an idiot.

Posted by: knight1977 | April 26, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Wow. NO offensive linemen? I didn't realize the Redskins already had pro-bowlers at every position.

The rest of the league must be laughing their a**es off at the Redskins front office.

Posted by: Storis38 | April 26, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe how much everyone whines and cries about everything... Every single decision no matter what it is! Best part is none of you have a clue what you're talking about... Losers...

Posted by: BossmanJunior | April 26, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I vote drafting TDawg in the 7th round to take over for the disgruntled Mike Sellers, his hero.

Posted by: TDawg1 | April 26, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

This is a very weak draft in the later rounds. We traded for Jason Taylor last who we agree was a bust so I see them trading for a RT. and it could take a future 4th round pick to get a good lineman not a 2 that we wasted on Taylor.

Posted by: tjzukoski | April 26, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

i guess it was too much to expect to think these tools can follow up on, look what we've found saturday.. the frog from TCU wasnt even projected to be drafted.. danny needs to fire himself and everyone in the scouting dept. if there is a scouting dept. just hire mel kiper to run the draft.

Posted by: cboyhater | April 26, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

wasn't that O-Line help addressed b4 the draft with Dockery and Mike Williams 2 days ago....Jesus, People...when was the last time time a drafted rookie at O-line made a difference...i bet u draft haters would want us to trade for Tony Mandrich too...i c y u folk sit on the couch and backseat draft....ur minds need common sense....

Posted by: ckinnlm | April 26, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

There is no way these last two picks were BPA...no way whatsoever!

Posted by: ezdoesit74 | April 26, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

I think he was expecting Sanchez Lisa.

Posted by: periculum

Periculum, Zorn said about the 4th QB in camp "I don't know where he is going to come from but I like having 4." Did not sound to me like he was referring to Sanchez - he just wants another body to compete.

Hope the Skins are on the phone to Pete Kendall.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 26, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

typical vinny - taking the OL picks in the 7th round. good grief.

Posted by: whughes1 | April 26, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Agree it is a team game but it is Jurgensen. Great QB that had a great offense but NO defense.

Posted by: fearturtle44 | April 26, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

wasn't that O-Line help addressed b4 the draft with Dockery and Mike Williams 2 days ago..

Posted by: ckinnlm | April 26, 2009 4:57 PM |
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Yes, it was. And there will be UFA linemen invited to camp, as well as OL who will not make the cut on other teams with greater depth at O-line.

But we didn't pick Oher (who dropped 10 slots anyway), so the Debbie Downers of RI are satisfied they have something to piss and moan about.

It's their life's work.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | April 26, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

First off...you blow your tops and the offseason still has a long way to go...maybe just maybe they know more than you about their o line talent....there is still more time as well....ever heard of June 1st?

Posted by: leevi98 | April 26, 2009

So very tired of idiot kids ... sound familiar doood?

Gary Horton: That's a very good question because the Cowboys in recent years have had that win now mentality. They were willing to give up draft picks because they wanted immediate help, because they were a Super Bowl team. Now, all of a sudden, it seems like that philosophy has shifted. They have gotten rid of their character guys. The way they are handling this draft, it's almost like they are being patient and willing to build their back end. I think if they finish off this draft with a great Day 2, they will improve their depth. I don't think they will put a better product on the field. I'm not sure they'll draft a difference maker today. To truly evaluate their draft, you have to throw Roy Williams into the mix. He's basically their first round pick this year. So, when you add Roy Williams and a bunch of second day guys, it probably looks better. I think it's a fascinating change of philosophy.

Posted by: periculum | April 26, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

We need linebackers and we draft two special teamers with limited potential at linebacker??? This maybe replaces Khary Campbell on special teams, but it does nothing for the defense. I thought our offense was the big problem last year, so how come we keep drafting defense and special teams?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 26, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Vinny drafted a stater for us in round 7 last year so give him some credit. You guys would complain if we drafted anyone. If we got Sanchez you would complain. Thats what your good for, ask your wife looser

Posted by: tjzukoski | April 26, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Do some of you guys smoke crack??? How could you possibly think that out of 100+ colleges that there's not talent that will get over looked? You can find good players in the 5th, 6th, and 7th rounds. You just need a good Scouting Team to find them and unfortunately we don't have one.

Posted by: DemBakerBoyz | April 26, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

ZERO value in the second day of the draft for the Skins. This is what separates the current brain dead FO from Bobby Bethard and Charley Casserley. Real GMs make their team a lot better in the middle rounds, not just in the first round where it's easy.

Jason Campbell might as well go through on that threat to ask for a trade because otherwise he's going to end up injured. This team is a complete disaster.

Posted by: CJMARTIN04 | April 26, 2009 4:49 PM

Casserly also drafted Heath Shuler and David Carr. Let's not set him up as a paragon of drafting virtue. Infact our first rounders have gotten markedly better since we got rid of him and his love of the Kenard Langs and Michael Westbrooks of the world.


BTW, do Ravens fans complain this much when their team drafts heavy on defense every single year despite being great there and inept on offense? We've filled every question mark on our defense this offseason, setting the foundation for a dominant unit. Not just a good, fundamental one that keeps us in games, but hopefully one that can actively win games. Thought Orakpo was a great pick. As big of defensive impact player as they could've gotten. Barnes, from all accounts, sounds like a bargain in the third round. Yeah, I'd love if we'd been able to get an impact O-lineman but with the limited picks we had, think we've done well.

Posted by: LandryLevel | April 26, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Easy men, there are linebackers from Rutgers,Temple and Vermont still available. Jason has been by the bar and only had water so he will be able to scramble more next season. Who needs o line depth.................oh yeah we do.
Vinnie did not get the email.

Posted by: jurgensensbar | April 26, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

But we didn't pick Oher (who dropped 10 slots anyway), so the Debbie Downers of RI are satisfied they have something to piss and moan about.

It's their life's work.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | April 26, 2009

Actually NO, its going to be ripping you a new a-hole or two when they lose WITH COLT and you start blaming him or some other silly nonsense when the real reason are the lame brained moves these losers have made today and in FA. We'll be waiting to jump right down YOUR THROAT!

Posted by: periculum | April 26, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

To everybody who's defending these picks as "there are no impact OL this late" or some other such nonsense, that's NOT the point!

I don't care if a guy is good enough to come in and challenge for a spot right now. I want depth and guys who can develop over the next year and then start.

Right now we've got zero depth on the OL even with Mike Williams, and nobody knows if he can play.

Further, the problem is these idiots aren't even taking players anybody else wanted!! They could have gotten both LBs as free agents or 7th round picks. Yet they take them in the 5th and 6th round when there were very good OL left on the board.

The only way to save this now is to get Cadogan and either Parrish or Murtha in the 7th round and then get the C from Maryland as a free agent. Otherwise, 1-2 injuries on the OL and Jason Campbell is going to get killed again and blamed for being bad, just like he got the blame for the last half of the season when the OL got hurt.

Posted by: CJMARTIN04 | April 26, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I can't handle this, not a single pick on the offensive side of the ball is ridiculous.

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 26, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I am so fed up with the Redskins front office incompetence that I had to creat a website to vent. The have been historically useless after their rd rd picks

1st Rd, #13: DE Brian Orakpo, great pick! Any monkey with a draft card could have made this pick. Redskins tried everything possible to over pay and charge it to the fans later, but the draft gods gift made it impossible for the Skin's brass to blow this pick in anyway possible. They prevented any trades that would have cost the later.

Pick #80 3rd, #16: They could have cashed in with with their third pick and traded it for more, but I wont blame them for picking up the CB Kevin Barnes from MD. I thought they could have taken some players of greater need, but comfortable with the pick.

Pick #150 -5th rd, #14: Trade to Vikings for picks #158 (5th rd, #22) and #221 (7th rd, #12). I was fine with it because it look like there were several players that could start for the skins in the next few years still on the board.

Pick #158 -5th rd, #22: OLB Glen Cody. The Redskins BETTER have some very good information on this guy that no prospect ranking experts had. CBSSportsline had this guy listed as the 34th OLB and 435th prospect overall. The Redskins passed up on the #1 G (57th overall) in Duke Robinson, and the #8 OT (43rd iverall) in Jamon Meridth.

Pick #186 - 6th rd, #13: ILB Robert Henson. WHAT? They traded the 3rd or 4th best ILB in Jasper Brinkley (#97 overall) to the Vikings to get a late 7th rounder and got the 31st best ILB, #691st prospect overall? (Sigh).

These MUST be picks that the SKins have no intention of signing due to money. Dan Snyder recently stated that they religiously follow their draft broard to make their picks. Do they use a Ouiji Board? Makes no sense. They had a great draft handed to them, virutally idiot proof. They found a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Boycott the Skins, death threats to Danny and Vinny... run them out of town. They are draing the life force out of me. My head hurts, I'm going to go lay down and pray day 2 of the draft never happened....

Posted by: jferro76 | April 26, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

periculum, who is "we?"

Must be the Voices in your head.

Also, suppose you "ripped me a new one" on an anonymous blog... Eh?

Only a mentally unstable individual such as yourself would find that daunting.

It's never too late to start those 12 steps, little buddy.

:)

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | April 26, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Gweez | April 26, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Vinny drafted a stater for us in round 7 last year so give him some credit. You guys would complain if we drafted anyone. If we got Sanchez you would complain. Thats what your good for, ask your wife loser

Posted by: tjzukoski | April 26, 2009

IDiOt KiD MoW THE LAWN! YOu're the LoSeR!
Vinny did not draft Horton. His majesty the great and wise Vinny decided to step away in the seventh as everyone he wanted has been chosen ... so ... he let an intern choose.

HIRE THE INTERN get rid of Vinny and Dan

Posted by: periculum | April 26, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

My favorite part of his breakdown.

Lacks bulk, strength and top speed. Is not strong at the point of attack and struggles to shed blockers once locked up. Is not smart and takes poor angles. Attacks blockers high, giving up his chest and getting bounced around. Reacts late to plays

Hey if you are small and slow you might as well be dumb as well.

Posted by: Gweez | April 26, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Would like to see the Skins grab either one of the Gs from Tennessee, Foster or Parker. Have seen them both often, and they can play in this league.

Posted by: abitaamber | April 26, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

DE stud at 13
CB tall athletic big hitting playmaker in the 3rd

Fast athletic S'teamers with upside in the 5th and 6th.

Those two guys have a chance to stick. I don't think Olinemen would rally have a chance to compete for a spot...they would be wasted picks. The ATHELETES who can play teams are the value in these rounds.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | April 26, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Our later picks never do crap. Take a look back at memory lane. This is sad. I need to apply for the Redskins Scouting Dept, because anyone of us could do better than this blind folded.

2006
2. Roger McIntosh, OLB,- Starter
5. Anthony Montgomery, DT, - Depth
6. Reed Doughty, S, - Depth
6. Kedric Golston, DT, - Depth
7. Kili Lefotu, OG, - Gone
7. Kevin Simon, ILB, - Gone

2005
1. Carlos Rogers, CB, Starter
1. Jason Campbell, QB, Starter
4. Manuel White, FB, Gone
5. Robert McCune, ILB, Gone
6. Jared Newberry, OLB, Gone
7. Nehemiah Broughton, FB, Gone

2004
1. Sean Taylor, S, RIP We miss you
3. Chris Cooley, TE, Starter
5. Mark Wilson, OT, Gone
6. Jim Molinaro, OT, Gone

2003
2. Taylor Jacobs, WR, Where is he now
3. Derrick Dockery, G, Glad to have him back
7. Gibran Hamdan, QB, Buffalo (I Think)

2002
1. Patrick Ramsey, QB, Who Cares???
2. Ladell Betts, RB, Depth
3. Rashad Bauman, CB, Gone
3. Cliff Russell, WR, Gone
5. Andre Lott, S, Gone
5. Robert Royal, TE, Maybe still in the league
6. Reggie Coleman, T, Gone
7. Jeff Grau, LS, Gone
7. Greg Scott, DE, Gone
7. Rock Cartwright, FB, Good Job with this pick

Posted by: DemBakerBoyz | April 26, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

The Skins are going to draft a QB with the next pick...bank on it. Probably Brian Moyer.

If not the next pick, than our final pick. Zorn said in the Doc Walker interview that there will be 4 QBs in camp.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 26, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

That's Hoyer, Lisa, Hoyer, not Moyer

Posted by: wagman1 | April 26, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

DE stud at 13

Try SLB.DE Tweener project at 13.

I think MWash is laughing at mrRedskin21 and anyone who thinks this guy could replace him.

Posted by: periculum | April 26, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Hoyer (QB) next pick for Skins??

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | April 26, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Those two guys have a chance to stick. I don't think Olinemen would rally have a chance to compete for a spot...they would be wasted picks. The ATHELETES who can play teams are the value in these rounds.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | April 26, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Its that kind of thinking that gets us where we are now, with no young lineman and little quality depth on our line.

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 26, 2009 5:15 PM | Report abuse

IDiOt KiD MoW THE LAWN! YOu're the LoSeR!
Vinny did not draft Horton. His majesty the great and wise Vinny decided to step away in the seventh as everyone he wanted has been chosen ... so ... he let an intern choose.

HIRE THE INTERN get rid of Vinny and Dan

You really believe Vinny did not draft Horton. Come on, your a hater. Your the fan thAT when the Skins when the Super Bowl are unhappy they did not run enough. Your the looser. I feel for you. They have not had one practice and you can judge the guys already. If they get another Horton type in the later rounds I think thats cool. This is Vinnys second draft, go Hanyseworth and the 13th pick was Solid. Love the 3rd round pick. Lets see what happens looooosssssser

Posted by: tjzukoski | April 26, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Skins' college scouts are idiots or Cerrato's an idiot. Either way....clean house. This best available player philosophy only applies when a roster is relatively balanced. The Skins' roster is not. They should be drafting for need until the team is stronger and more balanced.

Posted by: tramellcanady | April 26, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

This just in from Vinny:

"According to our scouts Henson may be small and slow but he sure is stupid"

Posted by: Gweez | April 26, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Bottom line: Henson was a solid player in college but lacks the size and speed to play linebacker in the NFL and would be a liability in coverage if moved to safety. A training-camp invite is likely, but he'll have to shine on special teams in order to stick in the pros.

That's just great, a 5th and a 6th on two guys that we could have got off the street in a couple of hours.

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 26, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Prediction-

LPD and Vinnie select two kickers in teh 7th round. This is due to the overall completeness of the team.

No more talent needed.

Posted by: knight1977 | April 26, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Someone commented that Henson was the star on the TCU defense. I don't know. Stephen Hodge SS (who basically played LB in their defense) was picked up 11 picks later by the Cowboys. He was listed in NFL.com sight with video footage. Same height & weight but quicker. The Ravens picked ILB Jason Philips also from TCU in the 5th round. NFL.com makes it sound like the D center around him.

Posted by: chavez66 | April 26, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Low scoring dull games for the forseeable future. JC will be beat up. CP will retire early for injuries. If we are 6-10 after this I will be surprised.
Maybe we can get Alex Boone with #221 and Cornelis Lewis at #243.
Darn! Skins games will be painful to watch. Maybe we can beat the boys twice. Then 2-14 won't be so bad.

Posted by: changer1 | April 26, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Who actually thinks a 6th and 7th round OL is better than a Free Agent OL Veteran released during camp cuts???

Posted by: goosedude | April 26, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Interesting Nuggets DemBakerBoyz, good stuff!

Posted by: clark202 | April 26, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

You really believe Vinny did not draft Horton. Come on, your a hater. Your the fan thAT when the Skins when the Super Bowl are unhappy they did not run enough.

I am not a hater I AM A FLAMER and my burner is cocked and aimed doooood .. guess what VINNY HIMSELF SAID the intern made that pick? You don't follow this team much do you? Mow the lawn kid or stand on your head and spit nickels. Spank the monkey.

Posted by: periculum | April 26, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Draft the drunk. At least he knows how to party!

Posted by: periculum | April 26, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Why not just draft the towel boy from some 0-11 Division III team?

Posted by: ooyah32 | April 26, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Who actually thinks a 6th and 7th round OL is better than a Free Agent OL Veteran released during camp cuts???
Posted by: goosedude | April 26, 2009

Given Kendall's knees? Probably not ... but you never know so you have to try given the dire straits they are in.

Posted by: periculum | April 26, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Who actually thinks a 6th and 7th round OL is better than a Free Agent OL Veteran released during camp cuts???

Posted by: goosedude | April 26, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Me, many many teams find late round contributors that are young and cheap and on rosters for years. not expensive injury prone stopgaps that come and go.

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 26, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

I have no complaints. This draft was a success as soon as Sanchez went to the Jets. Now we have a real DE threat to benefit from Haynesworth.

The O-line still needs help, but last year's rookie wideouts and JC17 are getting a 2nd year in the system. Get some competent play out of the O-line and we might really have something here!

Posted by: Alan4 | April 26, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

You believe that Vinny let an intern make the pick. Come on.Its on the draft board. Your smarter than that. I follow the team and saw the team add the best Defensive free agent. Got a very good guard and added a very good defensive lineman in the draft. We improved and I believe the receivers we drafted last year will produce. Either way I am looking forward to seeing if we drafted well. Who knows? Hopefully we add a right tackle in some capacity. Vinny is hated because of Synder. If they got the best draft guy ever he would be hated. Thats the DC fan base for you. Can you atleast agree with that?

Posted by: tjzukoski | April 26, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Lydon Murtha, hope he last to 221. He's listed as Kiper's best available at #4 as the best OT.

Posted by: chavez66 | April 26, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Me, many many teams find late round contributors that are young and cheap and on rosters for years. not expensive injury prone stopgaps that come and go.

Posted by: zjfr2

The same can be said about FA pick ups. At this point of the draft it's a crap shoot.

Posted by: TWISI | April 26, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

LPD and Vinnie select two kickers in the 7th round. This is due to the overall completeness of the team.

Knight--that is f'n hilarious.


Posted by: bostskin | April 26, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

It seems obvious what the FO is doing here, and it's not a bad strategy. There was no way the team was going to get everything needed in one draft. So, we build a defense and special teams like the Ravens team that went to the Super Bowl, a shut down type defense that can win without scoring many points. Then, next year focus on building the offense. The only problem here is that if the team succeds this year, JC's contract demands will be too high to afford.

Posted by: MoralProtagonist | April 26, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

If they ever win a championship, it will be in spite of Dan Snyder and Cerrato. Absolutely appalling the way they run this franchise.

Posted by: supadupa1 | April 26, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

I don't care who the 'skins draft with the last pick.

I think the could've used help at G, C, and T, like everyone else, but they did get Orakpo. I believe that he and Haynesworth will benefit from playing next to each other - it looks like the 'skins want to have the best defense next year, and for years to come. So...

They drafted two young LBs that will come in and contribute right away on special teams, and have expectations for Robert Hanson to challenge H.B. Blades for the starting MLB position the year after next. I really don't know about Cody... he'll compete with Chris Wilson, Orakpo, and camp fodder for SLB, maybe he'll show ability to play WLB - hopefully pushing McIntosh.

My only beef is, so what was Tryon drafted for, or more importantly, does this mean that Carlos Rogers isn't going to get re-signed? I guess Vinny believed he was in a position to pick the best available, so they chose Barnes, the UMD CB.

So all, in all, I'm good with the draft. At least they didn't (or couldn't) move up to take Sanchez.

It's not what most of us would've liked, but it isn't all that bad.

Posted by: RedDMV | April 26, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Why not just draft the towel boy from some 0-11 Division III team?

Posted by: ooyah32
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Cheerleaders, dude, draft cheerleaders! The right ones will distract our opponents.

Posted by: chasgiffen | April 26, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Next 2 picks will be punters!

Posted by: 3rings | April 26, 2009 5:37 PM | Report abuse

If we could get Cadogan with our 1st 7th that would be a huge steal ... some people had him projected as 3rd round.

Posted by: mac2j | April 26, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Draft Cooley's and his brother Tanner's wives. They should be distracting.

Posted by: periculum | April 26, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

"Robert Henson
OLB, Texas Christian

Weaknesses: Lacks bulk, strength and top speed. Is not strong at the point of attack and struggles to shed blockers once locked up. Is not smart and takes poor angles. Reacts late to plays. Is only marginal in coverage."

Stop ripping this guy. The only thing keeping him frm being THE perfect redskin draft pick is a pulled hammie.

Posted by: TheCork | April 26, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully the intern is drafting for Vinny during this round.

Posted by: periculum | April 26, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

I'm fine with the picks. Everyone knew in advance that they had no 2nd and no 4th round picks.

With what they've drafted, they've made an already very good defense potentially better. As for the offense, they've addressed o-line issues via FA, and there will be o-linemen invited to camp.

This team can run the ball, and can play stout defense. This is the season that JC, #11 and #12 must step up their respective games and puts some points on the board.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | April 26, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Barnes is Springs relief. You need 3-4 starting caliber CB in the NFL if you can get them...and you especially need a taller guy who can come up and bang at the line.

People who keep mentioning Kendall need to catch up. He has played his last game for the Redskins, and he has attended his last practice. Redskins are old across the STARTING Line, Dockery is here, Kendall is gone forever. We got two good years out of an aging warrior, but no way Redskins bring him back. They don't need to do so. Look at the roster. Its FULL of 1-3 year guys you have never heard of. One thing we do need is a C prospect, I am sure we will bring one in as a FA at the least.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | April 26, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Clearly the last two picks were special teamers. In Glenn's case, he was a former highly touted RB with all signs pointing to him being extremely athletic for his size, with two standout phrases in his scouting analysis: "he was a revelation after the position change" and "major upside". Don't really know much about Henson, but all signs also point to him being a standout STer.

And this team struggled on special teams last year.

Obviously I'm disappointed in the lack of focus on offense, but at least there will be no excuses on defense. They're clearly banking on taking this defense from great to elite.

Posted by: psps23 | April 26, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully the intern is drafting for Vinny during this round.,
Are you the intern or his agent or his lover, Which one?

Posted by: tjzukoski | April 26, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

I'm fine with the picks. Everyone knew in advance that they had no 2nd and no 4th round picks.

With what they've drafted, they've made an already very good defense potentially better. As for the offense, they've addressed o-line issues via FA, and there will be o-linemen invited to camp.

This team can run the ball, and can play stout defense. This is the season that JC, #11 and #12 must step up their respective games and puts some points on the board.

Posted by: MrRedskin21

I agree with you 100 percent. Good call.

Posted by: tjzukoski | April 26, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

There was someone trying to cut down Casserly and Bethard for Heath Shuler or a few other top picks. There is always a owner. Just look at what Snyder was trying to do: trade up for Sanchez. When every reasonable person was hoping for Orakpo. There is always an owner who has an idea on what he knows (1st or 2nd rounders). Most of Bethards genious showed in rounds not even offered today.

Posted by: chavez66 | April 26, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Who keeps bringing up Mike Williams. You made me look that up again. He's been out of the game longer than Mike Vick.

Posted by: chavez66 | April 26, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

WTF?

Posted by: 3rings | April 26, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

A tight end??????? With a torn ACL no less.

Posted by: LadyMac | April 26, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Another typical DanVin pick. With CC of course we are in desprate need of another TE.

Posted by: changer1 | April 26, 2009 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Buges should quit...
First 4 picks Defense, 5th pick 221nd overall Full Back??

No OLine.
35 sacks.. And an Offense that scored less points than 0-16 Lions and no Oline picks.
Sanchez was lucky.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 26, 2009 6:09 PM | Report abuse

With what they've drafted, they've made an already very good defense potentially better. As for the offense, they've addressed o-line issues via FA, and there will be o-linemen invited to camp.

This team can run the ball, and can play stout defense. This is the season that JC, #11 and #12 must step up their respective games and puts some points on the board.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | April 26, 2009 5:44 PM
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Hello, o-line issues!1!

There, I've just addressed our o-line issues just as effectively as our F.O.
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | April 26, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

"and there will be o-linemen invited to camp."

Now there is a drafting strategy!

Thankfully when Bethard drafted Mark May and Russ Grimm in the first 2 rounds of the 1982 draft he wasnt thinking.. "Lets skip these two guys and just invite some -linemen to to camp." I dont think May and Grimm would've been available to respond to the "invite".

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With what they've drafted, they've made an already very good defense potentially better. As for the offense, they've addressed o-line issues via FA, and there will be o-linemen invited to camp.

This team can run the ball, and can play stout defense. This is the season that JC, #11 and #12 must step up their respective games and puts some points on the board.

Posted by: MrRedskin21

I agree with you 100 percent. Good call.

Posted by: tjzukoski | April 26, 2009 5:47 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 26, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Hi All-
While I too was hoping for some offensive linemen, I do see the team's thinking regarding possible replacements for Carlos Rogers and Mike Sellers. Sellers especially, as he is well into his thirties, seems the most glaring weakness (especially because there is no serviceable back-up FB). At the very least, the team has leverage with Rogers now as well.

Posted by: ColumbiaUSkins | April 26, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the FO is packaging the likes of Rogers and few others in a blockbuster trade for 2 top tier O-Line guys???
Just dreaming that Huey and Dewey have some strategy or plan...

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 26, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

As a Skin fan by marriage I am really pissed that they didn't address O line!!! Clearly shows that they don't have a clue to REAL TEAM DEVELOPMENT. Now I see that they have some young guys from the last two drafts/FA but why not take a big guy from Neb, Iowa, Wisc, etc. They take project tweeners for S.Teams? Wow, my wife is going to have a long year! At least she also a Giant's fan by marriage!! BTW, twice a year IT'S ON IN MY HOUSE!!

Posted by: cmann083@yahoo.com | April 26, 2009 6:50 PM | Report abuse

No need to invite offensive linemen to camp -- just put a want ad in the Post.

Who needs a draft and invites when you can simply hire walk-ons from the street. I mean, obviously the offensive line is not all that important, after all, the defense is not allowed to rush until they count five-Mississippi, so why waste your picks drafting for the OL?

Posted by: ooyah32 | April 26, 2009 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Hey! We are not lost.
Tweedle and Tweedldum will be invited to waddle on.

OT average age 33.5 - Years in league 9.5
G average age 31.5 - Years in league 8.0

Average OLine weight 326
Average OLine age 29.6

Just thumbnail numbers. It could be worse.
We could have Al Davis running the show.

Posted by: changer1 | April 26, 2009 7:13 PM | Report abuse

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