The Redskins NFL Draft splurge: If you could, you would….


The Redskins are not in any position this year to take a skill position player to help bolster any type of defensive or offensive fireworks.  I’ve recently changed my tune to the defensive line and away from the quarterback, but that doesn’t mean the Redskins wouldn’t get either.

But if they could, who would you take?

Here are two I feel would be fun to explore the possibility of wearing Burgundy and Gold.

Julio Jones

Many say he is a lock to go to the Skins.  I am not so convinced, but if we did get him…thanks to Walter Football here is what we are looking at.

Strengths:

  • Elite size and great speed
  • Strength to beat press
  • Breaks tackles and eludes defenders
  • Ability to make the tough catch
  • Willing to go over the middle
  • Game-changer
  • Capable and experienced blocker
  • Played against top competition
  • That has to get you excited.  When was the last time we had an effective big WR in town? Michael Westbrook in 1999?

    Mark Ingram

    Losing Clinton Portis was big.  But it has been a while since he was truly a game changer.  Walter Football says this about him.

    Strengths:

  • Nice bulk and size
  • Big, strong lower body
  • Keeps pumping feet on contact
  • Breaks tackles
  • Very good balance and body control
  • Elite vision and awareness
  • Runs with heart; maximizes yardage of play
  • Highly intelligent; sets up blockers
  • Patient and instinctive
  • Excellent receiver with soft hands
  • Doesn’t shy from contact; physical runner
  • Very good agility and lateral movement
  • Runs with a suddenness
  • Outstanding footwork
  • Nice acceleration
  • Speed is good (not elite)
  • Elusive with some wiggle in open field
  • Good genetics
  • Extremely productive
  • Very balanced skill set and talented
  • Elite ball security (1 fumble in 453 rushes/receptions)
  • Proved in 2009 he can carry the load
  • Hits hole with authority
  • I might get hammered for this, but I don’t think that A.  a running back will be selected in the first round and B. They have Ryan Torain.  But Ingram’s skill set is impressive.  I feel if they want to take a shot at a back, they wait to see if they can land a Roy Helu.  With 4.4 speed, he could be a sleeper burner back.

    These are my two, who are yours?

    Tags: Julio Jones Mark Ingram Roy Helu Ryan Torain