NFL Draft 2011: Mel Kiper thinks Washington Redskins reached for Ryan Kerrigan
NFL Draft 2011 and Mel Kiper thinks Washington Redskins reached for Ryan Kerrigan
The Washington Redskins last season were one of the biggest jokes in the NFL, between the way they handled Donovan McNabb and Albert Haynesworth.
Although their team was a mess last season, you could see the Shanahan rebuilding process starting and the organization will get better over time.
The team addressed what was one of the worst defenses in the league and they improved in a lot of spaces. Roy Helu could be the next 1000 yard rusher in Shanahan’s scheme.
Mel Kiper’s Analysis:
We know the Redskins need help at quarterback, but I'll give them credit: They realized there wasn't a quarterback in this draft who can help them in 2011, and they moved out of the spot that became the Gabbert pick. They clearly have concerns about their defensive line, and should get help in the pass rush from Kerrigan. Jenkins was an OK value, a bit of a surprise in Round 2, but the Hankerson selection at No. 79 was in the neighborhood of a steal. He gives them something they really don't have on the roster now. You have to assume Mike Shanahan thinks a lot of Helu, given the trade up to get him. The Skins added players at pretty much every need outside of quarterback, where they clearly have other ideas in mind. Fair enough. I just don't think impact will be significant.
Besides quarterback, the Redskins helped their team and it seems that Mike Shanahan has the rebuilding wheels firmly in motion.
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