Friday morning bites:
Rich Tandler, of CSN Washington, discusses whether Julio Jones would be considered a “luxury” pick for the Washington Redskins.
“When you have real needs like they do, a receiver is a luxury. But Julio Jones … would bring a little glitter to the offense. You could make a case for him.”
So, which is it? Would Jones be a luxury pick? Or can you make a case for some “glitter”?
There is no question the Redskins need to bolster their corps of wide receivers. The fact that Joey Galloway participated in 32 percent of the offensive snaps in 2010 and Roydell Williams played 25 percent tells you that the position is screaming for an upgrade.
With Donovan McNabb’s status in DC in serious doubt, Charley Walters of TwinCities.com discusses a move that could potential deal the embattled Redskins quarterback for a future draft pick.
Chances seem bleak the Vikings will take a QB with their No. 12 pick in the NFL draft that begins April 28, although they are expected to choose one later, maybe in the second round.
The Vikings still have enough overall veteran talent to keep them from rebuilding yet, so turning over the reins to an unproven QB simply seems too risky. Owner Zygi Wilf still seems to be in win-now mode.
Frazier likes second-year QB Joe Webb, who impressed during a late-season upset win at Philadelphia. But Webb clearly isn’t ready to start regularly.
McNabb, 34, probably could be acquired from the Washington Redskins for a fifth-round pick or so in next year’s draft, and they might even release him. McNabb could run the offense for a year or two while the Vikings develop a young QB.
Brent Carothers, author of Brooding Burgundy (follow him @burgundy) discusses the potential departure of Carlos Rogers as well as the possibility of signing a high priced free agent defensive back to replace him.
If my information is correct (which it is), and considering our rather alarming lack of depth at the position even before #22 leaves the team, fans should probably not dismiss the possibility of a royal surprise come draft day, or another splashy signing in the defensive backfield once the gates are unlocked.
Nobody’s really talking about this issue right now, but I think it’s a huge one.