Thursday, March 18, 2010

Five weeks unitl the NFL Draft

Well Redskins fans, the spring is here in the D.C area. Temperatures soared into the upper 60s today. With the weather getting warmer, March Madness is in full swing, baseball season is about to start, and daylight is getting longer, it only means one big event is coming, the NFL Draft. In five weeks from tonight, we will see how the Redskins will approach the draft under the Head Coach Mike Shanahan and General Manager Bruce Allen regime.

There should be a sense of optimism for Redskin fans. They have a real general manager for the first time in the Daniel Snyder era, and have a head coach that is well respected in the league and has two super bowl rings. Also, the draft strategy will be different since Vinny Ceratto and Snyder aren't involved and not picking the best player available.

So who will the Redskins select at No.4? Well, I already posted a series of video about potential players being selected at that position. I think the Redskins should draft at offensive linemen or tackle in the 1st round. The offensive line was one of the reason for the redskins struggles in 2009. Quarterback Jason Campbell was sacked almost every down, the running game became obsolete, and their passing game was limited. There were also dozens of injuries and the line itself had no depth. Drafting linemen like Russel Okung or Bruce Campbell will be a good start addressing the line.

The team should also look for another tackle in round 2 unless they sign a couple free agents before the draft. If that's the case, then the team could draft a QB, but let's pray it isn't Tim Tebow since he has a scheduled workout with the Redskins. Either way, the Redskins had a quiet offseason this year compared to last year's $200 million spending spree.

Coming up tomorrow, I will analyze the Rex Grossman signing, and do a mock draft for the Redskins. So far, adding Grossman may not be as bad as people think it is

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