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Skins Trade The Pick

More details to come. Guessing the Skins get Atlanta's second round pick, and something else.
UPDATE - Get Falcons, 34th, 48th picks in the second round, plus a 4th rounder)
The tackle Atlanta took is a bit of a reach, and the Skins still have a tackle they like, Duane Brown of Va tech, who they could probably get with their second, second round pick.

It was a shrewd appraoch to look for more value and depth, with a lot of holes to fill in this draft. I could have seen taking Jenkins, because he could be a stud, but given what positions they have to fill, it made sense not to take a WR here with so much deopth.

Merling might still be there in 10 picks or so, too.

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 26, 2008; 5:28 PM ET
 
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FIRST

Posted by: dx | April 26, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

FIRST

Posted by: dx | April 26, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Oh, Swish!

Posted by: Smith | April 26, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

hmmm... i hope they robbed ATL... next year 1st round maybe?

Posted by: Go Skins Go | April 26, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

hmm....to ATL....for what???

Posted by: mo | April 26, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Great move!

Posted by: mjwies 11, Washington, D.C. | April 26, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

yes!

Posted by: skinstraul | April 26, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Sam Baker???

Posted by: Anonymous | April 26, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

YES!!!!!!!

Posted by: redryan400 | April 26, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Great. And I don't even know what extra picks they got.

At this point, no one jumps out at you except perhaps Meddenhall.

Posted by: Steve | April 26, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

What did they get in the trade?

Posted by: Greg | April 26, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Atlanta reached for Baker at #21 because all th other OT are gone.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 26, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Wow. I hope they made a good deal on this trade.

Posted by: JustMe | April 26, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

had to be for 1 of their 2nd rounders. hope next years 1 as well

Posted by: Anonymous | April 26, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

sounds like a reach

Posted by: skins | April 26, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Good job front office! But what did we get?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 26, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

What are we getting from Atlanta?

Posted by: Annie | April 26, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Here's my guess-- our 1st and 2nd for Atlanta's 3 2nd rounders.

Then we get Duane Brown, Trevor Laws, and Jordy Nelson!

Posted by: TDawg | April 26, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe the Cowgirls get Mendenhall. Dangit

Posted by: kreitmaster | April 26, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

details please!

Posted by: chris larrY | April 26, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

IMO they at least got the #3 pick in the 2nd round which would give the Skins two second round picks. Hopefully they picked up an extra 5th or 6th round pick too.

Posted by: Chris | April 26, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Wonder what we got??? Great job!!!!

Posted by: redryan400 | April 26, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Please no vick

Posted by: Alex35332 | April 26, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

I bet we got Vick's Defense Attorney...you know to bolster the D-Line

Posted by: e-diot | April 26, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

so far teams have made out huge to trade down, lets continue that trend!!!!!!!

Posted by: chris larrY | April 26, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

We better have gotten more than that Chris. That would be a terrible trade.

Posted by: kreitmaster | April 26, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Come on....what we get?

Posted by: Greg | April 26, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

'Good job front office, but what did we get?' How does this make sense? How is a trade good when you don't know what it is?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 26, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Think about how the Iggles made out like bandits-- next year's 1st, this year's 2nd and 4th? Would it be outrageous to get 2 of ATL's 2nd rounders and a 6th?

Posted by: TDawg | April 26, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

so you would trade down 12 slots to just pick up a 5th. that would be stupid

Posted by: Anonymous | April 26, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

our redskins? trading a pick? i don't know if i believe it...

Posted by: nate | April 26, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

this is killin me!!!!!!!!

Posted by: chris larrY | April 26, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Better get a third rounder and the #3 pick of the 2nd round

Posted by: kreitmaster | April 26, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

The FO move is making me feel more confident abouth the skins's future.

Posted by: marlonjohn | April 26, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

How insightful of JLC... second rounder and something else... ummm... no sh*t

Posted by: obrien | April 26, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

ESPN reporting the Cowgirls may draft a CB and not a RB.

Since the Skins likely got the #3 pick in the second round there's IMO a chance Thomas or Kelly will be available then. If not, the WR out of Cal might be a good pick. I sure would have liked to have seen them address the disaster at DL though. They can't keep living off the re-treads on the DL. The Skins IMO never properly addressed the DL under Gibbs 2.0.

Posted by: Chris | April 26, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

yeeehawwwwww

Posted by: yehaw | April 26, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

ESPN blog said this, "I like the pick, not what they paid".

Hopefully thats good news...

Posted by: Greg | April 26, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

No Desean Jackson. We don't need another 5'8 receiver.

Posted by: kreitmaster | April 26, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

trade must be for the falcons 1st 2nd rounder this year and this year's third rounder

Posted by: marksmen99 | April 26, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

2 + 2 + 4

Posted by: Anonymous | April 26, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

2 2nd rounders and a 4th!!!

Posted by: TDawg | April 26, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

They better get a second and a third, or they got took

Posted by: corkczar | April 26, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

There it is, looks pretty good

Posted by: kreitmaster | April 26, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

2 2nd round picks and a 4th. Good job!

Posted by: JustMe | April 26, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

how fing long does it take for someone to get deets on this trade!!!!

Posted by: chris larrY | April 26, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Jasno...HELLO? Do you know anyone or are you just waiting for espn to show it like the rest of us????

Posted by: sephtical | April 26, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

We now have 3 picks in the second round...

Posted by: Lisa | April 26, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

2 seconds and a 4th this year

Posted by: Anonymous | April 26, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to need to see something from a website before I believe the 2-2-4.

Posted by: Greg | April 26, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

espn's coverage is horrible this year how bout they let us no what we got in returh for are pick instead of taking all year to tell us they announced all the other trades quick and are taking there time with ours

Posted by: Anonymous | April 26, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

we give 3 and 5 and get two 2's and a 4th

Posted by: Anonymous | April 26, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

SWEET, cowgirls take Felix Jones instead of Mendenhall. Beautiful

Posted by: kreitmaster | April 26, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Skins gave away 1st, 3rd, and 5th round picks for 2 2nds, and a 4th

Posted by: mo | April 26, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

UPDATE - Get Falcons, 34th, 48th picks in the second round, plus a 4th rounder)

Posted by: Anonymous | April 26, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

they get both of atlanta's second rounders and atl. 4th rounder. Not bad, we get three second rounder, two third and two fourths!

Posted by: candy | April 26, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

2+2+4!

Even better. Rebuild thru the draft, Kids. Now just get someone to draft for them!

Posted by: Corkczar | April 26, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

So, we have:

3 2nd round picks
2 3rd round picks
1 4th round pick
1 5th round pick
1 6th round pick
3 7th round picks?

Am I adding this up correctly?

Posted by: JustMe | April 26, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

SWEET VIN-SANITY, I LOVE THAT MAN!!!

Posted by: GReg | April 26, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

We fleeced them according to the trade value chart. Our 21 is worth 800 points.

The 34th, and 48th are worth 980 points, and I'm not even including the fourth rounder.

Posted by: Todd | April 26, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

beep beep (update)

Posted by: TDawg | April 26, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

5:39 is correct. We get two seconds and a fourth, we give up a third and a fifth, i believe the earlier third

Posted by: kreitmaster | April 26, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Will some of you shut the hell up. Seriously..you don't what the atmosphere is like out there where Jason is..having to work the phones and get details. Things can be happening on the fly. As someone who works in the media and has friends who work the draft..it's chaotic at times.

Try having a little patience and let the man do his job otherwise shut up and watch the draft. Geez. Take a chill pill and call me in the morning.

Posted by: Jon | April 26, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Great trade!!!!

Posted by: chris larrY | April 26, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Sugar. Okay. we don't have the 3rd or 5th. That's cool. I really like those 3 picks in the 2nd round.

Posted by: JustMe | April 26, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

JustMe:

No, we only have one third rounder because we gave one to Atlanta.

Posted by: CowboyH8r | April 26, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

People we gave them a third and a fifth back.

Posted by: kreitmaster | April 26, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

There is a update at the begining of post with details

Posted by: triston73 | April 26, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Looks pretty tame compared to what the Eagles pulled off.

Posted by: sephtical | April 26, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Question: We get Atlanta's 2 second rounders, did we give them our 2nd rounder (in other words, did we swap 2nd rounders) and give up our first?

Posted by: wemiss21 | April 26, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Really great trade. Nicely done by the front office. Credit where credit is due, they really fleeced the Falcons...

Posted by: Greg | April 26, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

JustMe, we have:

So, we have:

3 2nd round picks
1 3rd round picks
1 4th round pick
1 6th round pick
2 7th round picks

Posted by: TDawg | April 26, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

SUCKERS, Great Move!!! VINNY Era looking good thus far.

Posted by: Dave | April 26, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

They are so setting up for a trade...

Posted by: Uncle Spence | April 26, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Ah, JLC had incomplete info. Not so much of a fleecing.

Posted by: Todd | April 26, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

The Skins gave up more than their 1st round pick.

Posted by: skinfanman | April 26, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

This reminds me of the days of Jimmy Johnson trading 1st rounders for more picks. That turned out pretty well. I'm happy with the move.

Posted by: ga8085 | April 26, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

this isnt a great move if we gave up 1st 3rd and 5th just for 2 2nds and a 4th

Posted by: jayjay | April 26, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

BING new thread

Posted by: troll | April 26, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: TDawg | April 26, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

So gave up 1, 3, 5 for
2,2,4.

Posted by: skinfanman | April 26, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

++5:39 is correct. We get two seconds and a fourth, we give up a third and a fifth, i believe the earlier third

Posted by: kreitmaster | April 26, 2008 5:40 PM+++

If thats' the deal, it's just an OK deal, not a steal. Again, it depends on who they pick. The Second Round (Lightning Round) Should be interesting...

Posted by: Anonymous | April 26, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

beepity beep beep beep

Posted by: Anonymous | April 26, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Thanks CowboyH8er and TDawg!

I can't wait to see what they do with the picks.

Posted by: JustMe | April 26, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

OUTSTANDING!!!!!!! No reach for a WR. Thank God! Once Otah was off the board, trading this pick made nothing but sense. Now we have 2x #2s, and 2x #3s. We can add young, healthy bodies to the depth chart. This was an EXCELLENT MOVE by Ceratto and Co. Just Excellent. Take a look at the new ESPN Value for draft position chart - Redskins got a slam dunk steal on this one. Vinny!!!! Great move! I'm wearing my burgundy and gold tomorrow!

Posted by: egrib | April 26, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

terrible trade... horrible

Posted by: ben | April 26, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Not a great trade, but saves salary cap space big time

Posted by: Anonymous | April 26, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

No, we now have 3 2nds and 1 3rd.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 26, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Nice work front office, we may have just witnessed the front office turning the corner.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 26, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

We probably get to rights to Vick if and when he gets out of jail....We must have the dumbest front office in all of football.....no make that the entire world...

Posted by: les395 | April 26, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Now they got it, what will they do with it? Not too sure this Blue Book will get an A. I am not too confident.

Posted by: Real Old Fan | April 26, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

"the Skins still have a tackle they like, Duane Brown of Va tech, who they could probably get with their second, second round pick."

The San Diego pick just exposed your lack of football knowledge yet again.

Posted by: JasonKnowsJack | April 26, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Dumb Dumbs. It it a great move. The same players they could've selected at 21st will be there at 34th and picked up an extra 2nd and 4th. It's a smart move!!!!

Posted by: CLEGG | April 26, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

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