Even though the first two nights of the NFL Draft each yielded one Redskins selection a piece, they couldn’t be more different in kind.
Last night brought Robert Griffin III, the much-ballyhooed, Heisman-winning quarterback from Baylor University. He received more attention in the lead up to the draft than the No. 1 overall pick, and instantly launches the Redskins into consideration as the most-improved team.
Offensive guard Josh LeRibeus did not inspire that kind of reaction, but then offensive guards rarely do. Not many boards highlighted his technique or physical prowess, but he’s clearly a guy that the Redskins coaches loved at No. 71.
We’ll get more explanation on that tomorrow when head coach Mike Shanahan addresses the media, but I wouldn’t write off the pick in the mean time. The Redskins needed help along the offensive line, and all reports indicate that LeRibeus excels in the zone-blocking system.
If you look up zone-blocking in the football dictionary, you’ll find Shanahan’s headshot grinning back at you.
So without further adieu, meet your second Redskins draft pick, Southern Methodist University Mustang Josh LeRibeus. If it puts your mind at ease, he and fellow Redskins teammate Aldrick Robinson were part of the 2009 Mustangs squad that broke the 25-year bowl game drought for the school: Read more »
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In the nearly 24 hours since the Redskins made Robert Griffin III their No. 2 overall pick, the word has spread up and down the Redskins roster. Some players were quick to the draw with welcoming tweets, while others responded throughout the day today.
One thing to note is that it’s not necessarily the offensive players that are most excited about his new presence on the team. Indeed, it has been the defensive players that are the most outspoken in their support of the Redskins’ top pick: Read more »
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When the Redskins selected Robert Griffin III last night, it was a first in many respects. But as with any storied franchise, there are also dozens of seconds, thirds, and fourths to consider.
Thanks to the fine folks at Redskins Public Relations, we now have a comprehensive list of information on just about every angle of the Redskins’ selection. For your viewing pleasure, enjoy: Read more »
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At a little before 8:15 p.m. EDT, the Redskins ended months of speculation and secrecy, turning in their draft card for the No. 2 overall pick. It was written in perfectly legible hand writing, so that there was no mistake in their intent:
“Griffin III, Robert”
But with the stroke of a pen and the passing of a card, the Redskins took a major leap towards a Redskins Renaissance, adding the elusive franchise quarterback.
Make no mistake–the journey has only just begun, and the work is still yet to come. Griffin has never stepped foot on an NFL field, and between now and September 9th, he will have to ingest a playbook and prove his muster.
But it feels like a victory tonight, and Griffin, team executives, and Redskins fans have every right to be excited. The rumors and speculation are over, along with the apprehension of disaster. #RG3toDC is in full effect, and one of the most electrifying playmakers to ever play quarterback is scheduled to board his flight to Washington tomorrow.
Congratulations Robert, congratulation fans, and Hail to the Redskins. Say hello to : Read more »
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The NFL has announced that, for the second consecutive year, retired players will announce each team’s second round picks in the draft. The honor of calling the designated Redskins pick** is four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Ken Harvey.
Harvey played 11 years in the league, and his last five with the Redskins. His breakout season in 1994 had him second in the NFL with 13.5 sacks, and he finished with a total of 41.5 during his time in Washington. He was elected All Pro in each of the three seasons from 1994-96. Read more »
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