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Monday, June 21, 2010

Washington Redskins- 2010 Draft Review

The draft review process end with the Washington Redskins, who had one of the worst drafts in the NFL. They hardly had any picks, and they sure didn't use them wisely. The Redskins are switching to a 3-4 defense this year, but when a team switches from 4-3 defense to a 3-4 they will have to revamp the front seven. For example, take a look at the Packers of last year switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4. Their 4-3 looked like this:
DT: Ryan Pickett
DT: Justin Harrell
DE: Aaron Kampmann
DE: Cullen Jenkins
OLB: A.J. Hawk
OLB: Brady Poppinga
ILB: Nick Barnett
After primarily drafting 3-4 prospects the next year this is what their defense looked like:
NT: Ryan Pickett
DE: B.J. Raji
DE: Cullen Jenkins
OLB: Clay Mathews
OLB: Aaron Kampmann
ILB: Nick Barnett
ILB: A.J. Hawk
I always watch the Packers. They are my favorite team, after all. And every guy who was in the starting lineup in the 3-4 defense and the 4-3 had a poor season after moving to the 3-4 (except for Cullen Jenkins. But as a 305lb defensive end, he was best suited in a 3-4 from the start of his career). The Packers revamped their defense, drafting many 3-4 front seven prospects, because only those guys can succeed in a 3-4 defense. The Redskins this year will end up shuffling players into different positions that they have never played before, and I think it will result in a disaster. A bad draft for the Redskins. I only saw one player, Trent Williams

Trent Williams
Williams is horribly overrated by many experts, but even the experts agree this was a bad pick by the Redskins. Williams has excellent physical tools, but he doesn't play with much on field intensity, he isn't as athletic in football pads, he doesn't seem to try to improve his production, he commits penalties, and he has poor on field awareness. But, he does have nice upside, good strength, and excellent toughness. But I guess my main issue with the pick is the Russell Okung was available. He is just so much better. No question about it. A bad player by the Redskins, and poor value at pick 4.

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