indaslums Posted February 20, 2006 Share Posted February 20, 2006 I have been reading all the comments on the draft and the offseason that have been posted here the last few weeks. First, I would like to address how a lot of people think the Skins should draft a Wide Receiver this year. As much as I agree that we do need a strong Number 2 receiver I just do not think drafting a WR is the answer. Receivers take some time to mold in this league it might take 3 or 4 years to really polish a receiver into a weapon. Drafting receivers high is just a bit too risky. To name a few – Charles Rogers, Peter Warrick, Rod Gardner, Desmond Howard, Travis Taylor, and then Mike Williams, Troy Williamson. Now the first few guys were truly busts and with those first round picks I believe teams could of benefited in the long run in selecting offensive lineman or defensive players. The last two guys we taken last year and still have potential. But, my reason in listing them was to prove the point that drafting a receiver in a higher spot most likely will NOT give you a lot of production in the first year or two. These skill position players take time to develop and with the emphasis on the combine now some of these higher round receivers are graded by numbers on paper rather then game playing ability. Look at some of the guys who were drafted a bit later—Terrell Owens(3rd round), Anquain Boldin(2nd round), Steve Smith(3rd round). It took them a couple years being groomed but they are some of the best in the league. The Redskins need immediate help at the WR position so why not sign a groomed and proven veteran like Joe Jurevicius a great possession receiver with awesome hands and a great team attitude. What a perfect compliment to Santana. As for the draft we need a true pass-rushing DE, depth at corner and depth on the offensive line. Some people are wanting a new TE and as much as I would love one it may be tough to draft a real game changing TE where we are drafting. So, I’d say the Redskins should evaluate all the talent in the draft at DE, CB, and OL. Forget about all of the other positions and really focus on filling our holes there. Reserve our 2nd round pick or the best DE available and then from then on out in the draft take the best player available at all of those spots until the draft is over. I feel then that gives us much better odds with 5 draft picks if we have 2 or 3 Dlineman(maybe one of the picks is a DT/DE combo guy) and 2 corners and an Olineman to work with. We will have an abundance of youth and speed at the positions where it really counts. This might prevent us from bringing in an older, slower, cheap veteran. One more thing to thing about if you were going to yell at me for taking 3 DE Renaldo Wynn completely fractured his arm at the end of last year and who knows how well it will heal (lets hope for the best). Okay now I am preparing myself to be torn apart. Let’s go. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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