One of my favorite days of the year is only a week away. Unlike any other professional draft, the NFL draft is critiqued, emphasized, and obsessed over even when there are 364 days left before the next one.
Marquee athletes have been found at all rounds throughout the draft, thus explaining the value of this process for each team.
This is the year that the NFL will be blessed with two high potential quarterbacks. Andrew Luck out of Stanford and Robert Griffin III out of Baylor, who presumably will be taken first and second overall respectively. (Indianapolis and Washington)
As a Redskins fan, I can’t remember a more anticipatory draft as a fan except for the 2000 selections of LaVar Arrington and Chris Samuels consecutively. By all accounts, it appears that Robert Griffin III will be selected second overall and become the next quarterback of the Burgundy and Gold.
That’s certainly subject to a debate, and it’s way too early to make that decision, that all being dependent on the production of their second overall pick (once again, assumingly will be RG3).
What goes unnoticed is that the Redskins have six other selections next week and possibly more with the expected departure of wide receiver Jabar Gaffney.
So I want to dismiss this year’s first-round pick and want to review the other selections. For those who don’t remember, Mike Shanahan had an incredible 2011 draft, where he had players produce all throughout the draft.
Naturally I’m delving into my inner-General Manager again, and here’s what I would do with our additional six picks.