Yesterday, the Redskins could lay claim to one offensive lineman from Oklahoma selected in the first round of the NFL Draft: Trent Williams, this year’s first-round selection. Today they added another, agree to a trade that would bring Jammal Brown from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick.
Brown was picked 13th overall in the 2005 draft by the Saints, then coached by current Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, and he was a member of the All-Rookie team that year. In the four years since then, Brown has made the Pro Bowl twice, most recently following the 2008 season (pictured above). Last year, he missed the first three games of the season with hip and sports hernia injuries and was put on Injured Reserve — which means that he’s made the Pro Bowl in two of the last three seasons in which he actually played.
(It also means that the two of the Redskins’ trades this season have been for guys for whom Jim Haslett was instrumental in their drafting: Brown, and defensive lineman Adam Carriker, who was taken with the 13th overall pick in the 2007 draft by the St. Louis Rams with input from then-defensive coordinator Haslett. To the best of my knowledge, Haslett was not involved with the drafting of the OTHER player the Redskins traded for, quarterback Donovan McNabb.)
Going to the Sports Illustrated Vault and looking at the Saints team preview the year of Brown’s selection offers a couple of interesting nuggets: Read more »
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