NFL Draft 2011: Odds Are That Washington Redskins Move Down
Redskins don't have parts to make major splash
Mike Shanahan gets it. Maybe Daniel Snyder is listening to him and Bruce Allen.
All the rumors and the crazy stories about moving up to get Blaine Gabbert are good for discussion, but Mike Jones of the Washington Post does an excellent job explaining why that just won't be happening. Odds are the 'Skins will trade down and try to get more picks.
"For years now the Redskins’ progress has been hindered by limited draft picks," Jones writes.
"Shanahan has discussed that. It seems like if anything, his goal is to get them back on track with building through the draft, and that would seem to mean not mortgaging the future by parting with valuable future picks."
"That’s why it seems more likely that the Redskins would either hang onto No. 10 and No. 41, or that they would try to move down to acquire more picks. Former NFL executives Charley Casserly and Michael Lombardi both said last week that they look for Washington to move down."
I'll keep saying it for as long as I blog on here: Follow New England's formula. The Pats stockpile draft picks like how I used to collect baseball cards. They've got tons.
Washington doesn't have the chips like Philadelphia or San Francisco does in this draft, and the Redskins certainly aren't good enough to get risky with any bold move.
I understand big names sell tickets and jerseys, but highly successful teams who consistently win and make the playoffs will bring a far greater return. Not to mention jacking up the team's overall value.
Let Shanahan do his thing. Be patient Redskin fans.
Do you want to be a one-hit wonder, or would you draft smart, keep getting pieces and build a Super Bowl champion team through the draft like Green Bay did?
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