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Redskins eyeing a move back

Posted on: April 17, 2011 7:05 pm
Edited on: April 17, 2011 7:06 pm
 

There have been some reports that the Washington Redskins are looking to trade up to draft a quarterback.

I hear it's the exact opposite.

According to a league source, the Redskins are looking to trade down in the first round with the idea they will draft either Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder or TCU quarterback Andy Dalton.

The Redskins, who pick 10th overall, would like to get a second-round pick from a team in exchange for moving back to their spot in the first round. They could then use their two second-round picks to bolster the defense.

For a team that doesn't have a third-round pick, this scenario makes a lot more sense than trying to trade up.

The X-factor here would be if Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert were to fall to them at the 10th spot. The Redskins would likely take him there, rather than trading back.

One team that is said to be eyeing the 10th spot is the New England Patriots, who have two first-round picks and two second-round picks. The Patriots might have their eye on an edge rusher -- like Ryan Kerrigan of Purdue -- or a receiver like Julio Jones of Alabama.

No matter if they trade down or not, the Redskins have to get a quarterback in this draft. Donovan McNabb is on his way out and Rex Grossman isn't the answer and he's a free agent.

The only quarterback on the roster is John Beck. Not a chance he's the opening-day starter, which is why a trade back in th first round makes sense.


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Since: Apr 20, 2011
Posted on: April 20, 2011 10:08 pm
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

Redskins NEED to move back in this draft.  Top 10 talent is always nice, but we have so many needs we need to fill and one high pick will not get it done.  We need to trade down and stockpile some picks. This will be the only way to help this team, an infusion of youth.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 8:00 pm
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

Name a QB from ANY school that has been a starter for a decade in the NFL, there is only a handful (Manning, Brees, Favre, Brady) It rarely happens...and to say it will "never" work out for a QB if they play in the state of Florida is an idiotic statement.



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: April 19, 2011 10:20 am
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

The Skins need multiple players so the concept make sense.  To trade with the Pats, it only make sense to trade the #10 overall for the #28 (round 1) and the #33 overall (first pick of round 2).  A trade that includes the Pats second round 2 pick (#60 overall) which they will try to include instead of #33, doesn't make sense for the Skins.  Trust me, we'll screw it up, as usual. 



Since: Aug 17, 2009
Posted on: April 19, 2011 6:32 am
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

District Of C 9,

While we are at it, let's throw in BRAD JOHNSON who won a SB with the BUCANEERS.

Also, Dante Culpepper played at Central Florida was decent until injuries destroyed him.

If we go back further, Bernie Kosar was a solid NFL starter for the Browns and Testaverde was ok as well.





My thing is, these guys want to talk about "recent history."  Where is the "Quarterback Factory" of the last decade?  Southern Cal is the CLOSEST thing to it, and the jury is still out on that, as Carson Palmer, Matt Leinert, and Mark Sanchez are all in the wind no matter which side of the argument you want to take for either.

Sure, Sam Bradford looks great.....who before or after him at Oklahoma?
Matt Ryan looks good.....who before or after him at Boston College?

How about a little thing I had to deal with growing up as a Redskins fan....Heath Shuler....megabust!  Does that mean that Peyton Manning should've been written off because they both played ball at the Rocky Top?  You tell me.

Finding a quarterback is one of the hardest things to do.  Swing until you get a homerun.  But don't try to profile by school unless we are talking about Hawa'ii or something like that, lol. 



HAIL!



Since: Apr 13, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2011 8:58 am
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

Ricky Stanzi &/or Pat Devlin?  Give me a break.  Obviously, one never knows but these guys look like career backups at best to me - not exactly physically gifted.

This is a tough year for QBs - Blaine Gabbert might have the lowest upside of a failry consensus high 1st round signal caller in a long time & Cameron Newton, while talented, played in a video game college offense that makes it tough to judge certain aspects pf his performance.  Jake Locker & Ryan Mallett are probably the two most talented guys but the former's mediocre college career & the latter's peripheral issues might push them further down the board.    I'm not as high on Christian Ponder as some - he's Chad Pennington Lite at best to me & much more likely to end up a good #2 QB.  The late first round/second round area seems a bit high for a player like Andy Dalton who doesn't have remarkable upside, but he does posess intangibles & should have a safe floor as a contributor. 

I think the ideal place to be would be somewhere in the mid second round if Mallett or Locker were available.  Good luck otherwise in terms of balancing value & upside. 



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2011 7:36 am
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

District Of C 9,

While we are at it, let's throw in BRAD JOHNSON who won a SB with the BUCANEERS.

Also, Dante Culpepper played at Central Florida was decent until injuries destroyed him.

If we go back further, Bernie Kosar was a solid NFL starter for the Browns and Testaverde was ok as well.






Since: Aug 17, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 6:38 am
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

no QB from the state of Florida will ever work in NFL.  WHAT?





Jim Kelly, University of Miami....privileges revoked.


HAIL!



Since: Dec 27, 2010
Posted on: April 18, 2011 3:36 am
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

Somebodys going to get a steal in the third or fourth roud if there patient enough to wait for a qb like R. Stanzi or P. Devlin
 two qb that will be better then some of the qb that get chosen before them.



Since: Mar 5, 2011
Posted on: April 18, 2011 2:07 am
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

Yeah, the Patriots might want to trade up. But I doubt that Belichick will do something like that. He tends to be the guy to play into the future. I see the guy landing 3-4 second round picks for next year. Also, on the Redskins' spot, they should get a quarterback with a good mental makeup. I like Locker in this situation. I could see Gabbert and Shanahan getting ugly, since Gabbert is too smart for him, and Dalton seems too much of a country boy to play in the big city. He belongs in a place like Kansas City or Dallas. Honestly, Locker seems like the best fit for Washington. I bet you they'll trade down with Seattle or Kansas City if Julio Jones is still in the board. I doubt he will be, but you never know. A team like one of those two needs a star receiver, and would willingly trade up the board. Kansas City especially. Either way, the Redskins will have to try hard to miss on a quarterback in the first round. And no, John Beck will NOT be the starter this year.



Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: April 18, 2011 12:16 am
 

Redskins eyeing a move back


The Redskins have so many needs in the draft, one doesn't know where to begin! QB is certainly the top priority, since McNabb and Grossman are definitely not the answer. I would like to see the Redskins get a Jake Locker, Blaine Gabbert, Andy Dalton type of QB to fit into their system. The Skins also need help at WR; a big playmaking type of receiver like a Brandon Marshall or Andre Johnson ( wishful thinking ); they need help in the O-line and D-line, help at CB ( where are you, Champ Bailey? ) and need another young, fast LB to fit into the 3-4 and take the heat off Orakpo, who gets held on about every other play to slow him down. Unless they get a lot for the #10 pick, I would rather they get the best QB available and use the second-round picks to address defensive concerns.


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