Three "Steals" for the Redskins


Three so-called steals in the Redskin’s 2011 Draft Class include 3rd round pick Leonard Hankerson, 4th rounder Roy Helu, and 7th rounder Chris Neild according to SI.com and TFYDraft.com’s Tony Pauline.

 

One thing I liked about this year’s draft class was Mike Shannahan and Jim Haslett’s emphasis on stopping the run. Not only did the Redskins address their run defense in selecting Ryan Kerrigan and Jarvis Jenkins (both heralded run stoppers) with their first two picks, but they also appear to have found another run stuffer, and a true blue collar, workhorse kind of guy in their selection of  NT Chris Neild of West Virginia, a 2010 1st team ALL Big East selection. Pauline seems to be surprised that he was available for the Redskins to select with the second to last pick in the draft . . . .

Chris Neild/NT/Washington/Round 7/No. 253: The fact Neild was the second-to-last player selected is mind-blowing. He’s a 320-pound slugger who brings his lunch pail to work every day and is a prospect coaches will love. Don’t be surprised if he’s starting by the end of his rookie season.

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