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The Redskins trade the tenth pick to St. Louis for a 3rd and a 5th round draft pick, then trade the fourteenth pick overall to San Diego for a 2nd round and 4th round draft pick.
Picking at 10 this year sucks.
Taking the players that are the best available at this point all seem to be bad for various reasons. Julio Jones might be there (or A.J Green), but drafting wide receivers in the first round is always risky and, while it fits a need, there's other needs. The same could be said of cornerback Prince Amukamara; corner is also a need, but there's no point drafting a corner if the defensive line is still in flux.
Da'Quan Bowers and Robert Quinn are solid draft prospects in their own right, but both are better fits as 4-3 defensive ends than 3-4 outside linebackers, both have health concerns, and both have question marks about their college production, since both are one year wonders.
It's too high to take a defensive lineman or offensive lineman or the quarterbacks available. With no draft picks, the Redskins can't trade up to get Blaine Gabbert, Patrick Peterson, Von Miller or even Cam Newton.
The only way to do it is to go down. The Rams will come a calling for one of the two wide receivers available to find a big time receiving threat in Josh McDaniels big play offense. The Redskins will be shocked when the Chargers come a calling, and decide to reach and draft Robert Quinn. This will allow the Redskins to trade down yet again, get more draft picks, and fill more holes.
With the 18th pick, the Redskins will think about taking Aldon Smith or Ryan Kerrigan, but will decide on going with defensive end Cameron Jordan instead. Cam Jordan is one of the cleanest, hardest working characters in the draft, and he's established a solid track record of production on the college level.
Jordan racked up 6 sacks in his senior season at Cal, and had seventeen sacks over the course of his career. He's a solid, wrap up tackler who can stop the run, and also get in the quarterback's face and disrupt play.
A lot of converted 3-4 linebackers will still be on the board, but how many 3-4 teams have book end outside linebackers? Can you name me the guy that lines up next to Terrell Suggs? What about Clay Matthews? Tamba Hali?
A disruptive defensive end (as proven with players like Cullen Jenkins and Haloti Ngata) can be just as good as having someone rushing the quarterback outside, and it feels a real hole and need. If the Redskins can find a nose tackle, the defensive line can be solidified and solid for a long time.