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'Rogue Scout' Likes Redskins Draft

Posted by Matt Terl on May 4, 2011 – 2:32 pm

Dave Razzano was one of the more interesting supporting characters of the weeks leading up to the 2011 NFL Draft. An ex-NFL scout with blunt opinions and a whole lot of enthusiasm, he gained a bunch of notoriety as “The Rogue Scout” after a profile by Yahoo!’s Michael Silver; that notoriety manifested on this blog in the form of a 2,000 word post exploring Razzano’s comparison between Jake Locker and Brett Favre. (This was back in the day when writing about Jake Locker seemed like a potentially relevant pasttime here at the Redskins Blog; I wonder if there’s a Titans Blog somewhere that would like a whole bunch of slightly-used Jake Locker posts.)

Anyhow, John Keim of the Washington Examiner caught up with Razzano to get The Rogue Scout’s scoutcentric p.o.v. on the Redskins draft, and the result is a bunch of remarkably favorable commentary. I’ve excerpted Razzano’s thoughts on DeJon Gomes below, mainly as a way to balance out the pictures of Gomes and a porcupine from my last post, and you can click on through to Keim’s article to see the rest of the analysis. It’s good stuff.

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Two Redskins Draft Picks With A Porcupine Eating An Ear Of Corn

Posted by Matt Terl on May 4, 2011 – 11:13 am

I mean, sometimes the title of a post really says it all. I can provide a few more details, sure:

  • The creature in the foreground is a porcupine at the San Diego Zoo. He’s eating an ear of corn. It looks like yellow corn, but I can’t really be sure.
  • The San Diego Zoo has an excellent and informative webpage about porcupines.
  • The gentleman in the hat and red shirt is new Redskins fifth-round draft pick DeJon Gomes, and the gentleman peering over his shoulder is new Redskins fourth-round draft pick Roy Helu. They — along with the other folks in the picture (although not the little boy to the right) — were members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team.
  • In 2010, Nebraska went to the Holiday Bowl in San Diego. One of the days of Holiday Bowl week is Team Day At The San Diego Zoo. I’m guessing this photo is from the 2010 Team Day At The San Diego Zoo.

Beyond that, though … I mean, the title really does say it all. It’s two of the Redskins’ 2011 draft picks with a porcupine, who is eating an ear of corn. Click the photo to enlarge, and there’s another picture — of Gomes getting perilously close to touching the porcupine — after the jump.
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