GM: @JoshBDraft – 1 WR, 1 QB, 3 DL, 3 LB, 3 S, 2 RB, 1 TE, 2 OL –> 16 Picks
……………………………… + Tennesse Titans 5th Round (2012)
2.20 Washington (6-10)(From NYG) @JoshBDraft – Randall Cobb, WR
3.13 Washington (From Titans) – @JoshBDraft – Allen Bailey, DE – Miami
3.19 Washington (From NYG) – @JoshBDraft – Greg Jones, ILB – Mich St.
3.29 Washington (From Chi) – @JoshBDraft – Ricky Stanzi, QB – Iowa
4.04 (101) Washington (From Chi via Cin) : Robert Sands, SS – West Virginia
4.12 (109) Washington (From Ten): Taiwan Jones, RB – EWU
4.30 (127) Washington (From Chi) : Marcus Gilchrist, S – Clemson
5.10 (141) Washington Redskins (From SF): Mark LeGree, FS – App St.
5.13 (144) Washington Redskins: Delone Carter, RB Syracuse
5.24 (155) Washington Redskins(f/NO): Jordan Cameron, TE – USC
6.10 – 175. Washington Redskins (From Ten): Brandon Bair, DE – Oregon
7.09 – 212. Washington Redskins (From Ten): Justin Boren, OG – Ohio St
7.18 – 221. Washington Redskins (From NYG): Chris Neild, DT – West Virginia
7.21 – 224. Washington Redskins(f/IND): David Arkin, OT/OG – Missouri St.
7.28 – 231. Washington(f/SF/NYJ/DET): Mario Addison, OLB – Troy
7.50 – 253. Washington Redskins(comp): Keith Darbut, DE/OLB – Baldwin-Wallace
Tennessee Titans have traded pick 3.13, 4.12, 6.10, 7.08 (’11) and their 1st and 5th (’12) for the Washington Redskins pick 1.10, 7.08 and 7.20 (’11)
Washington Redskins have traded 1st rd (’12) (TENN) + 2.09 for Chicago Bears picks 2.03, 3.29, 4.04, 4.30, 5.29, & 4th (’12).
New York Giants have traded 2.20, 3.19, 6.20 & 7.18 for Washington Redskins picks 2.03 & 6.12
Washington Redskins have traded picks 160 and 6.20 to the San Fransisco 49ers picks 141 and 7.28(231)
Oftentimes, a new coaching staff opts to trade down in exchange for more picks, thereby bringing in a large group of guys to rebuild the squad. In this case, the Redskins’ GM decided to go pick-happy in the second year of Shanny’s regime.
The Redskins were the most active team in Mock One, acquiring a dizzying number of picks. After trading down three times, the team selected Kentucky wideout Randall Cobb. While he may never be a true #1 receiver, Cobb was an excellent value twenty picks into the second frame. He can contribute as a returner, Wildcat quarterback, and a dynamic threat from the slot.
However, the team’s three picks in the third round weren’t quite as awe-inspiring. The team made a decent risk/reward selection in Miami defensive lineman Allen Bailey, but it’s unclear whether he’ll be able to refine his skill set and adjust to playing in a 3-4 defense. The scheme switch could prove to be especially difficult for Michigan State LB Greg Jones, whose struggles shedding block will be magnified playing in an odd front. And while Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi has some positive qualities, he projects more as a long-term backup than a true franchise QB.
With their remaining picks, the Redskins did a nice job of bringing in complementary players in multiple position groups: stocky running back Delone Carter and speedster Taiwan Jones; oversized safety Robert Sands and corner/safety tweener Marcus Gilchrist; developmental 3-4 end Brandon Bair and future nose tackle Chris Neildd. Add in basketball player turned tight end Jordan Cameron, and the team appears to have brought in a great deal of talented prospects while avoiding any redundant picks.
That said, there’s a reason teams don’t accumulate this many picks: Washington won’t be able to fit all of these players onto their 53 man roster, and many of the eventual castoffs are too talented to make it through waivers. But the players that do make the squad will be better than your typical mid-to-late round pick.
Graded by Aaron Aloysius – @AaronAloysius