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Redskins draft; the good, the bad, the ugly

Continuing with the incessant but necessary post-draft analysis, here are my picks for the good, the bad, and the ugly, which really just translates to the best pick, the worst pick and the pick that didn’t really matter. With twelve picks, most being in the late rounds, it’s inevitable that some are bound to not work out.  However, some of these late round picks might turn out to be gems in the future.  Here are my three from througout the spread:

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The good:

Leonard Hankerson, Miami, WR, Round 3, pick 15 (79).  Picking up Hankerson in round three was an absolute steal.  In my opinion, he should have gone in round two.  Fortunately for the Skins, who are in desperate need of an impact WR, Hankerson was there and he is their man.  Expect him to start immediately in the coming year and make his presence known right from the start.

The bad:

Jarvis Jenkins, Clemson, DT, Round 2, Pick 9 (41).  Don’t take the fact that I put Jenkins as the worst pick as an indication that he is a bad player.  He’s not.  He’s a really good player that will no doubt make an instant impact on the defense.  The Redskins needed him and he will fit nicely into the defensive scheme.  There are two camps.  One camp says the Skins needed to draft a QB, and those who feel we did not need to.  If you were in the first camp, you were probably pulling your hair out after the Jenkins selection.  I don’t necessarily agree we needed a QB, but I have taken it into consideration along with the fact there were many better players still available when the Skins took Jenkins.

The ugly:

Aldrick Robinson, SMU, WR, Round 6, pick 13 (178).  The last WR picked in the draft and likely the most inconsequential pick made by the Redskins.  Why they needed to select three WRs is beyond me.  Robinson is small at 184 lbs.  He is short at 5’9.5” and lacks focus along with strong hands.

So there you have it.  Those are my three picks.  So what say you?  Do you agree, disagree or think I’m talking out of my rear as I so often do.  I’m interested to hear.

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  • dave

    I do not claim to be a football expert, I am certainly not a seasoned NFL coach. Obviously the Shannies have a plan in place for QB, or they would have drafted one, right? People coming up of interest, Orton, Palmer, Young. Have a competition brewing with Beck somewhere in there and who knows whoever else. This was one of the best Redskins drafts I have seen in years. If defied our beloved owner who’s name shall not be mentioned insatiable desire for all things shiny. It’s the beginning of a youth movement, and competitions in many positions across the board, on both sides of the line. So maybe an iffy pick at WR or whatever, again, it would appear a plan is in place. One of these days maybe if the planets aligns there will be Free agency, snag up some undrafted guys, etc … Youth movement! No more geezers like Willy Parker missing the party, he he. It makes sense to have not grabbed a QB this draft, iffy class, lots of good free agents, lots of good needs, the media needs to get of the Shanny didn’t grab a QB soapbox. No, he did not, cus he knows what he’s doing.

  • Sean Mathews

    Agreed. I am sure there is indeed a plan for the QB position and I have faith that Shanahan will do what needs to be done. Things are falling into place.