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The Lockout, The Draft and The Redskins
Posted By Mercedes Green On Apr 19 2011 @ 11:43 am In Washington Redskins | No Comments
The Redskins still list Donovan McNabb and Rex Grossman as QBs, but let’s be serious, neither can or should start in 2011, so I assumed there would be some hopeful and big free agency trade for QB, as banking on getting a starting rookie QB in the draft picking 10th is a wasted pick. However, with the lockout, there haven’t been any trades and now all teams are literally looking to the draft, which will make this year’s picks more significant? Not according to GM Bruce Allen.
“I think the draft process is pretty standard. [The lockout] really hasn’t changed the way we evaluate the players,” Allen said while taking a break between leading children on a Redskins-sponsored Easter egg hunt at Deanwood Community Center on Saturday. “We miss seeing the players in our building. That’s different, and you miss that camaraderie, but the preparation doesn’t change.
“A lot of people, in previous years, go by the draft board, and go by the rating. Don’t try to over-reach on a player. Obviously, if you thought someone was going to go, you might have to take him a half-a-round higher than you would have projected. We’re going to follow our draft board. And I think that’s the safest way to do it. If it’s a position we feel we have a need, then that works out even better for us.”
So if the Redskins opt for offensive linemen, a nose tackle or basically any other position, who the heck is going to throw the ball? Is anyone else really worried?
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