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Darrell Green’s Son Prepares For NFL Draft

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 16, 2012 – 4:14 pm

via @JaredGreenTheWR

The next generation of Greens are ready to take to the NFL gridiron, as Darrell’s son Jared is on his own path to the pros.

The 6-2, 200-pound receiver from Ashburn, Va. began his collegiate career at the University of Virginia, where he played for three years and earned his degree in anthropology.

He has ideal NFL size and speed (he told Aaron Wilson of Scout.com that he intends to run his 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds), but never got the opportunity to show what he can do for the Cavaliers.  So after his third season of eligibility, he transferred to Southern University last season, where he hoped to get noticed by NFL scouts.

In his only season with the Jaguars, he caught 17 passes for 302 yards and two touchdowns.  Now he’s ready for the next level, which started with his appearance in the Astroturf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Los Angeles (via Wilson of Scout.com):

“I think [the bowl game is] awesome…We’re staying at the Westin. We’re using great facilities and we get nice food. We got our own football cards to sign and others we got to keep.  That was pretty cool, to have your own football card.”

Just like his father before him, he sounds humble enough to focus on the little things.

Courtesy of DraftNasty357Sports, here’s footage of his bowl practices, with commentary: Read more »

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Grossman: Redskins Not That Far Away

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 16, 2012 – 2:51 pm

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Yesterday, Redskins free agent quarterback Rex Grossman talked to Tim Ryan and Pat Kirwan on SiriusXM’s ‘Movin’ The Chains,’ to discuss his past and future in Washington.

Grossman confirmed that he would like to return to Washington for a third season, citing a franchise with history and tradition, a passionate fan base, and a coaching staff focused on success as his motivating factors.

But perhaps most importantly, Grossman mentioned that with a few more pieces and consistent play, the Redskins are “not that far away” from success.

This is what he describes as his “dream scenario”: Read more »

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Kiper 2.0: Redskins Take LSU Cornerback

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 16, 2012 – 11:58 am

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According to ESPN Draft guru Mel Kiper’s latest Big Board, the Redskins will still be selecting LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne with the No. 6 pick in April’s Draft.

The Redskins have been linked to every quarterback (past and present) under the sun this offseason, and the hypothetical selection of a defensive player might be met with a bit of angst.  So, here’s why this prediction makes sense:

1. There’s no way to predict draft-day trades.  The Redskins traded all over the place last year, a reflection of Redsknis scouting and other teams seizing on a need.  At least at this point in the process, it makes sense to look at who will still be on the board.  In April, the team may trade up for a player they like or trade back for a player that makes more sense.

2. Free agency happens first this year.  Much of the mock draft mojo has been twisted by the return of the regular offseason scheduling.  With the draft occurring six weeks after the start of free agency, a number of needs could already be filled or altered by the time April 28 rolls around.

3. The Redskins have a number of needs to fill.  Cornerback may not be the one that springs to mind in February, but it wouldn’t be outlandish to consider that position if a playmaker is available.

That’s a general forewarning for any mock draft between now and April.  Because of myriad possibilities, no expert has ever nailed his/her predictions.

With that in mind, here is Kiper’s review of Claiborne, and why he makes sense for the Redskins:

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