It’s been a year ago, almost to the day, that three members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers solidified themselves on the Redskins’ Draft boards with their efforts at the school’s Pro Day. A mere seven weeks later, Roy Helu, DeJon Gomes and Niles Paul were called with successive Redskins picks, quadrupling the Nebraska presence on the team (Adam Carriker).
Yesterday was the 2012 Pro Day in Lincoln, Neb., and although none of the Redskins’ players were in attendance, it was definitely on the minds and fingertips of the two that use Twitter.
Paul tweeted his best wishes to his former Big Red teammates, sending good vibes to the NFL-hopefuls:
S/o to all my boys chasing their dreams at Nebraska's pro day today!—
Niles Paul (@Niles_Paul) March 08, 2012
And it worked.
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I’m not sure how I missed this awesome tribute to Dr. Seuss, but Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker celebrated the 99th anniversary of the good doctor’s birth in style.
Last Friday, Carriker appeared at an elementary school in his wife’s hometown in Wyoming, about an hour and a half away from his offseason home in Colorada. Donning the Cat in the Hat hat, he read the classic “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” to a classroom full of kids.
Afterwards, he talked to the kids about the importance of reading and the power of a college education. As a kid, Carriker said he spent all of his free time wrapped up in books. These days, he’s been a little tied up in other things, but still keeps up with current events.
Carriker was clearly having a good time with the kids (as he later confirmed on Twitter), and may be the most-ripped ‘Cat in the Hat’ imitator, ever.
Great job, Adam, and major style points for the hat. And even as he’s set to hit free agency next Tuesday, it’s great to see him still rocking the Redskins with his 9/11 Giants-Redskins T-shirt.
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Earlier this offseason, we peeked at the pre-draft diary of Jared Green, son of Redskins legend Darrell Green, who is looking to follow in his father’s NFL footsteps.
The elder Green offered unparalleled longevity during his time in Washington, and was renowned for his breath-taking speed. On his 40th birthday–which he celebrated as a Redskins player–Green clocked a 4.2 at Redskins training camp.
On his 50th birthday, Darrell had finally slowed to a 4.43, which is still faster than all but three of the 2012 Combine times.
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[Editor's Note: The information in this post is not associated with the thinking or decision-making of team executives. Any information is based purely on the speculation of the writers referenced.]
Driving home from Redskins Park last night, it was finally warm enough to roll down the windows for the first time this year. After an unseasonably warm winter, spring is right around the corner in the Nation’s Capital.
This can only mean three things: cherry blossoms, Nationals baseball, and Redskins mock drafts. Out of respect to fans of the American League and those with seasonal allergies, we focus on the third here at Redskins.com.
Today’s featured draft comes to us from Josh Buchanan of JBScouting.com, who has compiled the first seven-round mock draft that I’ve seen for the Redskins this offseason. Here’s what you need to know:
- Buchanan, a North Carolina native, has been a Redskins fan since birth. If his name sounds familiar, that’s because he was featured on the blog last season as well.
- He runs his draft site, which focuses primarily on the smaller non-BCS school players. He is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and Pro Football Writers Association (PFWA).
- Along with 31 other draft-heads, he Twitter mock-drafted all 32 teams’ draft spots for NFLDraftWizard.com. The rules are simple: you get the original draft slots of your respective teams, and you can trade up or back, but no trading players or for future picks.
As a personal philosophy, Buchanan told me that he never, ever trades up, and will always look for the best value at a given pick. Last year, Buchanan targeted none other than Ryan Kerrigan with his first overall pick, but traded back to the mid-20’s to acquire more picks. Tragically, Kerrigan was mocked-up at 22nd overall, so Buchanan dropped back to second round and selected receiver Randall Cobb. Read more »
Tags: chris neild, josh buchanan, nfl mock draft, ryan kerrigan, washington redskins
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