Should the 'Skins take a shot at the Stanford broom in the later rounds?


You laugh.

You laugh loud and obnoxiously in such a way that your office mates hate you twice as much now than they did earlier in the week when you were showing off your “invincible” tournament bracket.

But it’s not as funny as it sounds because after all the Redskins have given up, there’s never been more need to get creative with what draft picks remain than there is now.

The broom could be the reward for that creativity.

Did you see him move at Stanford’s pro day? Did you see the burst off the line? How often was he in the backfield?

Honestly, I lost count.

While his moves still seemed a bit raw and in need of some fine-tuning, there’s no denying that the athletic prowess is there in spades.

It makes sense now as to why he was absent from the NFL combine. Naturally, the league brass didn’t want him showing up and blowing his competition out of the water with his unprecedented measureables.

The Redskins have a fifth round pick in their pocket and they’d be hard pressed to take anyone other than the broom. How can you lose?

If it works out and he racks up nine sacks in his rookie year, Bruce Allen, Mike Shanahan and Jim Haslett look like rebel savants.

If the broom flops, then you simply, uhh, sweep him from the lineup.

As the ‘Skins rebuild, though, it’s important not to lose sight of young, burgeoning talent that might have fallen through the cracks.

The broom may not be prototypical but his unorthodox style of getting to the passer will have offensive lines calling audibles in their sleep.

You’ve got to think he’d get along fine here in the D.C. area, anyways.

It’s all about staying healthy and from a climate standpoint, northern VA is perfect. I hear humidity is a great facilitator for healthy wood and judging by his grain, I’d say he’s a cedar composite of some sort. Anything drier and he’d fall to splinters.

The D.C. renaissance isn’t reserved for the offensive side of the ball alone, the defense is in this as well.

The broom can help the Redskins defense offer more varied looks and, in time, could become a verifiable menace on third down situations.

Use him, don’t use him, but at least make a little locker space for him.

He could be the sleeper we’ve been waiting for.

disclaimer: I’m not seriously contending that the Redskins draft a broom. It’s impossible. It’s Friday, so laugh and forget about how badly your bracket has been scorched. There’s always next March. HTTR

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