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NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks Releases His First Mock Draft

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 20, 2015 – 5:20 pm

(AP Image)

(AP Image)

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Last week The Redskins Blog looked at the first mock drafts from ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay as well as NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah to see who they projected  for the Redskins at the fifth-overall selection in this year’s NFL Draft.

Names like Randy Gregory, Shane Ray and Leonard Williams were deemed potential fits for the Redskins. According to Bucky Brooks, so is Alabama safety Landon Collins.

A former five-star recruit who chose Alabama over LSU, his home state, Collins, a 6-foot, 222 pound junior, has been expected to be taken as a top-1o pick since declaring for the NFL a couple weeks ago.

In his only full season as a starter, Collins led the team in tackles (87) and was a unanimous All-American.

A native of New Orleans, Collins said he was a Peyton Manning fan but explained his affinity for the Redskins as a kid.

“My favorite team was the Redskins because I grew up a Clinton Portis and Sean Taylor fan,” Collins told Alabama.com. “So it’s always been the Redskins.”

As a freshman he collected 18 tackles in limited duties, which included punt returning, but broke out in his second season.

He recorded 69 tackles as a sophomore, hauling in two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a touchdown. This season he grabbed three picks and helped lead the defense, ranked 12th in the nation after the year.

Collins was named a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Award (the nation’s best defensive player) and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award (the nation’s best defensive back).


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DeSean Jackson Hits The Links

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 20, 2015 – 4:07 pm

Havin some Fun on The Green ⛳️⛳️

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Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson has had quite the weekend in California. He finished it off with a leisurely round of golf.

It doesn’t seem like he was completely prepared to play considering his sneakers and baggy shorts but the bucket hat and cigar nicely round off his course attire.

Jackson didn’t provide any videos to analyze his swing, just a photo of his backswing.

It would have been nice to compare it to Alfred Morris’ stroke, which we got a glimpse of a few weeks ago when the running back  posted a video at the driving range.

Was having fun at the driving range with the fam. Not bad for a beginner 😎

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I think we need to see them face off at the range soon.


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Vote Darrel Young For The Salute To Service Award

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 20, 2015 – 2:54 pm

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Redskins fullback Darrel Young, as we noted back in November, is a candidate to win this year’s Salute to Service Award at the NFL Honors ceremony.

According to NFL.com, the Salute to Service Award presented by USAA was created to acknowledge the exceptional efforts by members of the NFL community to honor and support U.S. service members and veterans.

Young’s older brother, David, has served numerous tours overseas but remains Darrel’s biggest fan. Their time apart has been difficult but has also strengthened their relationship, as each brother’s profession garners the other’s respect.

During Military Appreciation Day in late July, hundreds of active duty members filled the Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Va., to watch the Redskins practice.

Braving rainy and windy conditions, Young was thankful that they took time out of their schedules to watch his teammates and he run through a practice session.

“They’re saying thank you, but we’re the ones who should be saying thank you,” Young said at the time. “It’s a day to give back, smile, have fun and get away from the game for a second and realized there are more important things than what we do on the field.

“It’s just fun to hear those guys cheering. It takes them out from what they’re doing on a daily basis — deploying and leaving their families,  getting up early to run PT, which is more than we (run). …Standing out here in the rain? That’s support right there.”

Young has an impressive resume of giving back to active military members.

As his NFL nominee profile reads, “Since last season, [Young] has taken multiple trips to USO centers on local military bases, shown military children the importance of physical fitness through the Salute to PLAY 60 Military Challenge, developed friendships with active duty deployed soldiers through Google+ hangouts [and] bonded with (and competed against) wounded warriors at the local Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Game.”

To support Young in this final week of voting, use the hashtag #SaluteToService and mention his name.


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Brandon Meriweather Celebrates Birthday With Redskins Cake

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 20, 2015 – 12:55 pm

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Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather knows how to throw a party — just check out the birthday invitation above.

While Meriweather’s birthday is Jan. 14., he decided to wait a day later to celebrate in preparation for the weekend.

Happy bday to me. Something to keep me sweet lol. Cake made by @pro_cakes

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The party included a nicely decorated burgundy and gold Redskins cake –featuring his number and some action shots– and allowed Meriweather to enjoy time with some family members.

#3thehardway #mydawgump #myfamily #bdayweekend #itsaholiday

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Spending time with relatives seems to be a theme for him this offseason, as he’s often sharing numerous photos of his daughter, nephew and niece at home and at the basketball gym.


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Will Compton Wins Hometown Hero Award

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 20, 2015 – 11:26 am

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It may be the offseason, but Redskins linebacker Will Compton is still receiving awards.

Over the weekend, Compton joined his family as he was presented the Hometown Hero Award for doing something out of the ordinary, given to him by The Bonne Terre, Mo., Chamber of Commerce.

Board of directors member Paul Williams introduced the award to Compton, saying that he “would not describe himself as a hero but as a regular person who has above average perseverance. He had a dream to play in the NFL.”

“He moved to Bonne Terre in 1999 and that is when everything turned around for him,” Williams said jokingly. “He played a little football while he was in high school and he was all conference, all district, and all state and KTJJ/KREI player of the year. Obviously he had some good seasons at North County. It is unusual to have that combination of scholar and athlete, a true scholar and an athlete.”

(Bonne Terre Daily Journal)

(Bonne Terre Daily Journal)

Compton was in complete shock as he accepted the award and choked up as he reflected on his life growing up.

“We talked about moving here in 1991 and I moved to Bonne Terre in 1999,” said Compton in front of about 180 people. “For a second I want my parents to stand up, mom and dad. The football started in Park Hills where my dad would play with me every day. Sorry to all the Rams fans, but I was a huge Cowboys fan. My first dream was to be the next Walter Payton, but then reality hit pretty quick.

“I have a lot of emotion running through my mind right now,” said Compton. “Doing what I have done and being in a small house in Park Hills, playing … now I’m accepting a Hometown Hero Award. Really I’m up here … accepting this award on behalf of all the influences I have had on my life. I wouldn’t be where I am without this area and my parents. I’m proud to say I’m from Bonne Terre, Missouri, and I’ll continue to make you guys proud.”


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Weekend Social Media Spotlight

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 20, 2015 – 9:44 am

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Each day, Washington Redskins players interact with fans on social media, giving them a sneak peek at their passions and lives off the field.

To keep up with players in the offseason, The Redskins Blog will provide weekend recaps of anything fun, adventurous or noteworthy the guys posted.

This weekend linebacker Will Compton won a “Hometown Hero” award, safety Brandon Meriweather enjoyed his Redskins birthday cake, Andre Roberts travelled to Australia on vacation and quarterback Kirk Cousins visited the College Football Hall of Fame. Plus, a few more…

Have fun keeping up!

Happy bday to me. Something to keep me sweet lol. Cake made by @pro_cakes

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#priceless

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