Re-grading the Washington Redskins 2010 NFL Draft class
In Round 7, the Redskins had three selections. First, they went with Terrence Austin – a wide receiver from UCLA. Austin spent most of his first season on the practice squad and played mostly on special teams his second season. He tried to make the Detroit Lions roster in 2013, but his brief career was over.
Erik Cook, a center from New Mexico, was taken with the 229th overall pick. He spent most of the season on the practice squad and played sparingly in 2011. Shortly thereafter, his career sputtered away.
Two picks later, the Redskins selected Selvish Capers out of West Virginia. Some scouts believed Capers could make the team and be a solid backup tackle. The reality was far different. Capers was cut late that summer and spent some time with the New York Giants (he bounced back and forth between the practice squad and the active roster). Capers was out of pro football by 2013.
In all honesty, this seventh round was an absolute disaster for the Redskins. It’s possible these seventh-round selections were made on an old Pentium computer from 1994.
Let’s go ahead a give the team an overall grade for the 2010 draft. The first and fourth rounds stand out as excellent and solid, respectively. Trent Williams and Perry Riley kept this draft from being an abysmal failure.
How would you grade this draft and each round? As you can see, it is easier to assign these grades many years later. Our recent grades for the 2020 draft will look far different by 2030. We will have a look at the 2011 draft soon.