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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.


Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2011 8:25 pm
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

If the Skins can drop from 10th to later in the 1st Round, and pick up a 2nd Rounder ... that is a no-brainer.

I expect the Skins to compete for the NFC East/Playoffs every year, but they are not one player away (i.e. 10th Pick) from Greatness.

The more quality players selected in the NFL Draft ... the Better.



Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2011 8:18 pm
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

Unfortunately, no players can be traded until the CBA issue has been resolved.  



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: April 17, 2011 8:02 pm
 

ponder????

ponder from fsu?  are you serious?  He's as soft as as down pillow.  he will be the next washington bust.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2011 7:53 pm
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

be a piece of cake moving up if they throw Fat Albert in the deal



Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2011 7:52 pm
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

Let it be Ponder!



Since: Feb 20, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2011 7:16 pm
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

Nah, Snyder will look to waste as much money as possible before trading down!


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