2011 NFL Draft: All Signs Point to the Washington Redskins Looking for Offense
The 2011 NFL Draft is just over a month away, but where will the Redskins go to rebuild their offense?
Donovan McNabb will be gone. Clinton Portis will be gone. Albert Haynesworth will be gone. So who else is left for this team?
The Washington Redskins are going to have a complete overturn this season, and that means that they will attempt to build through the draft. But who do they have their eye on with that No. 10 pick?
ESPN.com's Todd McShay has Washington taking Cam Newton in his mock draft.
"Newton is the biggest boom-or-bust prospect in the 2011 class. Head coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan are certainly capable of developing Newton, but it will not be an overnight job."
This is an interesting selection here, but it really wouldn't surprise a ton of people. They know that McNabb is as good as gone, and Rex Grossman sure isn't the Redskins pick to be their quarterback. Newton was the best player in all of college football this year, and with the skill he showed playing against top-notch SEC competition, what makes people believe that he can't do it at the next level?
If they don't take a quarterback, it is up in the air as to where the Redskins will go with this pick.
Nolan Nawrocki of ProFootballWeekly.com says that Washington could select Prince Amukamara, according to his latest mock draft.
"DeAngelo Hall(notes) is coming off a Pro Bowl season, but he was still inconsistent. Carlos Rogers(notes) is a free agent, and depth is lacking at a critical position in a conference that's very deep at receiver."
Personally, I could not disagree more with this pick. The Redskins have so many other glaring needs that they need to fill here. In fact, one of the two players on this team that did have a standout season this year was cornerback DeAngelo Hall.
When you lose McNabb, Portis and Haynesworth, those are the positions that have to be addressed. Or maybe wide receiver, where Santana Moss is getting up there in age, and after that, it's tough to even name another wideout on this roster.
If Cam Newton is still available, I could see him being the pick here. If not, the pick still has to be on the offensive side of the ball.
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