Buried Treasures: Possible Redskins Late Round Draft Picks

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Buried Treasures: Possible Redskins Late Round Draft Picks

I'll forgo my sentiments on whom the Redskins should draft in the first round (Okung, please!) or what position should be addressed in the second round (our offensive line play last season was depressing).

Enough articles have delved into these topics and thoroughly explored the various scenarios that might play out in rounds one and two.

I'm going to concentrate my efforts on the meat of the NFL draft: the middle to late rounds that can produce great talent at a sliver of the price. The middle to late rounds are where lame duck GMs can become football Einsteins.

There have been considerable success stories to emerge from these later rounds. There are second day heroes turned teammates Tom Brady (sixth round) and Matt Cassel (seventh round).

Pro Bowl wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh was a seventh rounder. Running backs Marion Barber and Brandon Jacobs were back-to-back draftees in the fourth round of the 2005 draft.

After the first and second rounds, the Redskins have a pick in the fourth, fifth and seventh round. With a new regime in town, maybe the 'Skins will value these picks and draft accordingly unlike years past.

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