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Washington Redskins Picks

Discussion in 'Draft Day Zone' started by Hostile, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile Persona Non Grata Zone Supporter

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    Rd 1 - 006 - LaRon Landry S, LSU

    BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter awarded varying degrees of All-American and All-Conference honors since his freshman campaign. Led the team in tackles as a senior, posting 74/3/4 after 69/3/8 as a junior. Freshman and sophomore tackling totals were 80 and 92, respectively.

    POSITIVES: Productive safety with a complete game. Instinctive, plays heads-up football and remains disciplined with assignments. Efficient, takes good angles to the action and goes for the knockout blow. Patrols centerfield, displays top sideline-to-sideline running ability.

    NEGATIVES: Lacks hands for the pick and drops too many catchable interceptions.

    ANALYSIS: Effective defending the run or covering the pass, Landry possesses the athletic skills and football intelligence to be used in a variety of defensive systems. An early choice who should quickly break into a starting

    Rd 5 - 143 - Dallas Sartz, LB USC
    Rd 6 - 179 - H.B. Blades LB, Pittsburgh
    Rd 6 - 205 - Jordan Palmer QB, UTEP
    Rd 7 - 216 - Tyler Ecker TE, Michigan
  2. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Landry is a top 6 talent, and will likely help the Skins for years to come...

    At the same time, I have to note that the Skins were dead last in the NFL in sacks last year, and by a fairly wide margin (the 31st ranked team had six more sacks)... they were the first team since 2003 to not have at least 20 sacks for the season...

    I ask you, what have they done to address this GLARING deficiency?? Why, absolutely nothing...

    They should have traded down a way, adding a later first day pick, then gone after the best pass rusher available, IMO...
  3. Ben_n_austin

    Ben_n_austin Benched

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    Well, bear, my old friend that is quite an easy question to answer....

    I think this guy:


    ... has been reading the wrong strategy book.

  4. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    So, you're saying that he's brought a knife to a gunfight?? :D
  5. Ben_n_austin

    Ben_n_austin Benched

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    I'm saying that he lacks skills in the area of strategery. :)
  6. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Shouldn't the title be pick instead of picks :D
  7. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    Landrys a beast. Hes going to hurt us for years

  8. SkinsHokieFan

    SkinsHokieFan Well-Known Member

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    It would have been the ideal scenario, and when Quinn fell to 6th I thought the deal with Miami was going to be made

    But then Miami decided to make a bonehead move in picking Ginn and you guys got to take advantage of Quinn falling

    If the value is not there, there is no reason to trade down for the sake of trading down
  9. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    to a degree you are right but with no picks after landry all of your 2nd day picks are nfle bound and will be on the bottom 10% of the roster. you guys could of had spencer or any other pass rush specialist plus extra picks. looking at your draft you guys could have 4 deion sanders and it wouldn't matter with your pass rush
  10. SkinsHokieFan

    SkinsHokieFan Well-Known Member

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    We could have, but who was trying to move up? Do you move down from the number 6 spot to the number 21 spot and pick up a 3rd only for the hell of it?

    The most ideal scenario was a trade down which yielded a few other first day picks. That scenario unfourtantley did not matieralize and thusly Landry was the pick

    Yea, ideally it would have been nice to trade down with Miami and pick up a 2nd. Or a 3rd and 4th. But if Miami was only offering a 4th, do you make that trade, or take the best guy you can at the spot you are in?

    Its clear the D coaching staff felt the bigger problem was with the back 7. Sending a house blitz with Mike Rumph covering clearly isn't going to cut it. The blitzing worked real well in 2004 and 2005 because the secondary was actually covering guys

    The logic (you and myself may not agree with this) is the back 7 needs to be as strong as ever and versitile so we can bring different blitz and coverage packages. The d-line simply needs to be able to fill to stop the run, and the lb's make the tackles. The upgrade of Fletcher-Baker over Marshall should help. Highway 57 in Warrick Holdman is gone. Landry has the speed and hip movement to cover, unlike AA

    Now I am one who feels a d-lineman would have been better served, just not at the number 6 spot. No d-lineman in this draft was worth a 14 million dollar bonus. Unfourtantley the trade down scenario did not matieralize
  11. skinsngibbs4life

    skinsngibbs4life Active Member

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    why even try? some people just critize for the sake of critizing. No logic is used.
  12. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Kinda like a redskin fan coming to a Cowboys board and expecting us to talk good about their ******** team.

  13. skinsngibbs4life

    skinsngibbs4life Active Member

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    not even expecting you to talk good, but at least bash for something logical
  14. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    so no pass-rushers?

    I love it, nice going Gibbs!
  15. skinsngibbs4life

    skinsngibbs4life Active Member

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    considering you are not a fan of our team, and you don't know much about our defense, i'll give you a break ;)
  16. Bob Sacamano

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    I know all about your D, your LBs and CBs are the ones bringing the pressure, while your front 4 contain the gaps

    I think our back 4 are pretty good, yet they looked bad overall w/o a pass-rush the last 6 games, and I don't see how you guys are going to improve much upon your record-setting 19 sacks of a year ago, that isn't going to cut it
  17. yazzmode621

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    Even in '04, when we were the number 3 overall defense, we didn't have a great pass rusher. Shawn Springs was our sack leader with 6. GW does his defense inside out. Now I'm not saying that I agree with this but it has worked really well for him in the past until last year, where we had no DB and LB depth.

    As for our draft picks, I preferred Anderson. Even at 6. That guy reminds me of Strahan. He had more sacks than the supposed great pass rusher Gaines Adams. Landry would've been my second choice, as I dont feel Okoye at 19 would've been able to contribute much until 2-3 years down the road.

    H.B. Blades could very well end up being a steal and may develop into an Antonio Pierce type player.
  18. Double Trouble

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  19. SkinsHokieFan

    SkinsHokieFan Well-Known Member

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    A few things will

    A) Andre Carter improved towards the end of the year. Had 4 sacks in the last 6 games and started to make plays. This was consistant with him becoming comfortable as a DE again (and I was a HUGE Carter critic)

    B) Secondary depth. One of the big things that was overlooked last year was what a key injury Pierson Prielea was. Took away a pretty solid cover safety

    What does that mean? This prevented GW from employing those riddiculous blitzes he loves. You know the ones that somehow allows Chris Clemons to sack Vinny T 3 times or produces 7 sacks in a game against Dallas in a December blowout win

    Thusly the Redskins went after a guy who has the deep cover ability as well as the ability to blitz and launch like a missle

    Sort of like this


    Or this


    They are both fun videos ;)

    Williams doesn't appear to be one who creates pressure from the front 4 d-line applying pressure. As was stated, the D-line is primarily gap control and the pressure comes from blitzes

    It worked real well in 2004 and 2005. It worked horribly in 2006 because you had Mike Rumph covering guys 1 on 1 or Adam Archuleta being totally out of the play as a TE ran by him

    Hence why the pick of Landry, signing of Smoot and Macklin and NOT unloading Shawn Springs

    Of course if I was in charge Okoye would have been my pick. May have been a bit high at number 6, but I am one of those guys who looks for dominating line play
  20. SkinsHokieFan

    SkinsHokieFan Well-Known Member

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    Those old jokes about steers and queers. I always like to talk football, even here. Unfourtantley the discourse here resembles none of that. Yet I keep trying

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