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Redskins Mock Draft Tracker

Posted by Chris Herting on March 6, 2013 – 2:54 pm


The NFL Scouting Combine is complete and national pundits have updated their draft boards to include their most recent evaluations of the prospects. Many of the more well-known draft boards only offer opinions on the first round of the NFL Draft, and considering that the Redskins don’t pick until the second round (51st overall), well, projecting the first thirty two picks simply doesn’t address the interests of Redskins fans.

So, we searched the internet for those next level mock drafts that provide a broader scope and offer complete analysis on how this year’s draft may unfold.

Although opinions on the exact players that the Redskins will draft vary, the common consensus remains that the Redskins will address needs in the secondary when the team selects at number fifty one.

Updated with the most recent projections, here’s the first installment with some of the players who experts around the league predict could be wearing the burgundy and gold come April.

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Could Redskins Go O-Line With No. 51?

Posted by Stephen Czarda on March 5, 2013 – 11:13 am

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This time last year, the Washington Redskins were in the middle of all draft speculation. The team was slated to select from the number five slot as quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III to cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Janoris Jenkins had been linked to a spot in the Redskins locker room.

On March 14th, the team made a trade with the St. Louis Rams that shook the foundation of the franchise and sent shock waves across the league, trading away three first-round draft picks along with a second-round selection to move up to the number two slot to eventually select Griffin III.

It’s safe to say one year later that the trade will go down as one of the best moves in team history as Griffin III stabilized a position that has been a revolving door since the team’s Super Bowl XXVI victory in 1992. The risky transaction paid dividends for the team the moment Griffin III put on his number 1o jersey. His presence changed the attitude of the entire organization as they rode the momentum of the move all the way to an NFC East title.

One of the first-round selections that the Redskins gave up was this years pick, leaving the team without a selection until the second-round. While some might think that the draft does not carry as much importance without an opening round selection, this year’s draft may have even more significance as the Redskins look to add pieces to the puzzle in hopes of getting over the hump and into Super Bowl XLVIII.

One position that the team will explore over the next few weeks is the offensive line as they will look to add protection for Griffin III, Alfred Morris, and the league’s reigning rushing attack kings.

Find out about several possible lineman that the Redskins could pursue with the 51st overall selection and what some experts are saying about their draft stocks here: Read more »

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Redskins Social Media Weekly Spotlight

Posted by Chris Herting on February 25, 2013 – 4:48 pm


Welcome to your weekly Redskins Social Media Spotlight, where we highlight the trendy topics and social media campaigns going on this week in Redskins Nation. Check it out and make suggestions below.

We just returned from a fun-filled, eventful, but frigid trip to Indianapolis for the 2013 NFL Combine. Lucky for Redskins fans, we have regained feeling in our fingers and toes so that we can bring you this week’s “Redskins Social Media Weekly Spotlight”, featuring burgundy and gold updates from the red carpet at the Oscars, Combine news and player reactions, and bring you up to speed on how Redskins players are spending their offseason!

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A Saturday Snapshot From The Combine

Posted by Chris Herting on February 24, 2013 – 10:35 am


The Offensive Line and Tight Ends took the field today to show off their speed and agility. Although we didn’t expect to see a whole lot of speed burners today, there were a few players who impressed scouts and who possibly saw their stocks rise. For us, it was also fun to watch to say the least.

Here’s a look at the top five tight end 40-yard dash times from Saturday (via nfl.com):

  1. Player                                  School                   Height   Weight 40 time
  2. Chris Gragg                         Arkansas                 6-3            244         4.50
  3. Matt Furstenburg            Maryland                6-3            242         4.62
  4. Jake Stoneburner            Ohio State               6-3            252         4.65
  5. Tyler Eifert                         Notre Dame           6-5            250         4.68
  6. Vance McDonald             Rice                           6-4            267         4.69

And now a look at the top five offensive lineman 40-yard dash times from Saturday (via nfl.com): Read more »

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First Time At The Combine

Posted by Chris Herting on February 22, 2013 – 11:46 pm

lucas-oil-stadiumThere’s one word that can describe the city of Indianapolis in February: Cold. Maybe a better word to use is frigid.

Nonetheless, our plane touched down earlier today in Indy, fresh off of an ice storm that impacted much of the Midwest Thursday night into Friday morning. But despite the bitter cold temperatures outside, we ventured over to Lucas Oil Stadium to catch the 2013 NFL Combine.


The five block trek through the city streets was worth the energy and excitement palpitating through the hundreds of media that were gathered together upon our arrival.

Today, kickers and punters took the field to show off their talents and abilities to NFL scouts representing all 32 teams. But as exciting as coffin corner punts are, we naturally turned our attention to the running backs and wide receivers who reported to the stadium today.

For the first time, these former college stars experienced a taste of what an NFL interview room feels like. The vibe inside was electric. The media were firing questions. Coaches, scouts and GMs were deep in analysis. And the athletes were prepared.

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Can’t Miss Combine Google+ Hangout

Posted by Chris Herting on February 22, 2013 – 11:34 pm


Redskin’s fans! For the first time ever we’ve teamed with CSNWashington, Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) and Google to bring you exclusive Redskins news and combine analysis direct from Lucas Oil Stadium at this year’s 2013 NFL Combine.

Tomorrow live at 12:30pm ET on the Redskins Google+ Page, Redskins.com’s Brian Tinsman, CSNWashington’s Tarik El-Bashir, and Bleacher Report’s Will Carroll will be talking combine and answering questions submitted by YOU the fans.

Have a Combine-related question you’re dying to ask the team? Wondering what direction the team is headed next season? Here’s your chance to ask the experts what’s on your mind as the 2013 NFL Draft approaches.

All you have to do is submit your question/s on the official Redskins Twitter account or the official Redskins Google+ Page using the hashtags #CombinePlus and #HTTR!

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Casserly: 40 Times Useful, But Overrated

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 23, 2012 – 2:47 pm

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Yesterday on Redskins.com, Redskins.com’s Gary Fitzgerald discussed draft expert Mike Mayock’s emphasis on speed at the skill positions.  The piece boils down to one overarching theory: fast is good, and slow is bad.

But speed can also be deceiving, as NFL.com analyst and former Redskins executive Charley Casserly points out in his latest piece leading up to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.  How fast a prospect can run in a straight line doesn’t ultimately tell you much about an athlete’s ability to play football:

To fans, the combine’s most alluring event is the 40-yard dash, but this can be a misleading measurement for team officials.

Players train hard for the combine and many of them post 40 times that make them appear faster than they really are in typical game settings.

How many times in a player’s career will he run in a straight line, wearing nothing but Spandex?

More often than not, the winner of the annual foot race is more bust than boom.  Here are the winners from each of the last five years: Read more »

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‘Griffin Enterprises’ Ready For Combine

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 22, 2012 – 4:59 pm

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Regardless of where he’s eventually taken in April’s NFL Draft, one of the most facinating prospects from this year’s class will be Heisman-winning Baylor quarterback RG3.

Or maybe I should say, ‘Robert Griffin III, CEO of Griffin Enterprises.’  That’s how he described his job to Jarrett Bell of USA Today, shortly before he left for the NFL Combine:

“This is a business trip,” Griffin, 22, says after a workout in Arizona last weekend. “I’m the CEO of Griffin Enterprises. It’s my job to go sell my product.”

But what exactly will that product be?  Rumors have suggested that top quarterback prospect Andrew Luck is ‘willing but unlikely to throw‘ at the Combine, acknowledging that it could only hurt his sky-high stock.  As the clock ticks down to throw time, it’s now being questioned whether or not Griffin will throw either: Read more »

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Addressing A Redskins Need For Speed

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 17, 2012 – 4:30 pm

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The end of next week kicks off the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, on the same field that recently hosted Super Bowl XLVI.  I guess it’s true that the Midwest has all the fun.

The Combine is a time to measure every tangible element of a prospective players’ game: speed, strength, obstacle courses and hand size.  It’s a time of quick risers and tragic falls, as teams try to decide who will be the future faces of their franchise.

In anticipation of the festivities, NFL.com expert Mike Mayock posted his list of Combine attendees that he predicts will wow the stopwatches in the 40-yard dash.  Some of the names could be targets for a Redskins offense and defense looking to add speedy playmakers.

Here’s a recap of his top players to watch for: Read more »

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Kerrigan Lending Expertise To Teammates

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 10, 2012 – 12:02 pm

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A little over 12 months ago, Ryan Kerrigan wasn’t a consideration for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.  He hadn’t started since Week 1 of his rookie season, and played every snap on defense.

He hadn’t even been moved to linebacker yet, or solidified his status as a first round pick.  At that point, he was just a college prospect with a load of potential.

At the 2011 Senior Bowl on Jan. 29, Ryan Kerrigan was fourth on the North Team with five tackles, three for a loss, and a team-leading sack.  For his performance, he was named to Purdue’s All-Time Senior Bowl Roster.

Twenty-seven days later, he turned heads at the NFL Combine, running a 4.71 40-yard dash, a 10’2″ broad jump, and 33.5 vertical leap.  Two weeks after that, he capped off his prospect performance with a Purdue Pro Day that cemented him as a first round pick.

For Redskins fans that have grown to love him over the last 10 months, the following quote comes as no surprise, following his Pro Day performance:

“I just want to be somebody that goes in, plays right away, makes an impact on the team and contributes to winning for our team,” Kerrigan said.

And now that he has accomplished these aforementioned goals, he’s back at Purdue (to finish his undergraduate degree), sharing some of his expertise with the next generation of Boilermakers in the NFL. Read more »

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