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"Winning off the field".  But in a good way.  I like what they've done.  I also love the quiet late night announcements.  For a club that bragged about overpaying minute 1 into FA for Fat @$$ Al Haynesworth and trading for a QB behind the head coaches back, it's nice to have adults in the building.

Still gotta figure out the LB issue.  The DL will never be what it can be without a run stopping MLB and a TE covering OLB.

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I think I went through the same emotional steps with this trade as I do with a regular season game. Trade for Alex Smith = We're playing pretty well, got an early lead, maybe we can win this gam

Ummm...that's terrible behavior but... That's it?

I like to see guys stay, too, and I think Cousins is a decent QB. But he's gone already. Sure, he'll play this year, but only for the franchise $$$ and not because he wants to be here. I really don't

I hate to be the debbie downer since it's been such a good year for WAS fans but imo they could have gained more by spending their money differently this offseason(but admittedly it's still not over).

- I almost NEVER criticize investment in the OL but paying $18mil for an interior OLman is pretty crazy. Not saying that it wouldn't have been a downgrade but how many holes could they have filled with that much money? Three starters? Four? Keep in mind this is one of the better drafts for OL talent as well. They have handled this situation worse than Kirk Cousins imo. This is closer to a Dak Preskott in DAL level of bungling. 

- Again, I don't dislike Samuel as a player but 3yr/$36mil seems like a healthy investment for a #2 WR in a draft that is supposed to be FULL of WR talent. Admittedly, the draft was full of WR talent last season and they waited until the last day of the draft to take one. Not unhappy they signed a WR, I just would have rather seen them take a flyer on a Dede Westbrook type and a Tyrell Williams type AND draft a WR on day 2 of the draft. The way Rivera typically wants to win doesn't really justify the salary Samuel got for a WR#2 imo. The advantage is he should be familiar with the offense and we don't know how the salary is structured I guess.

- I LOVE acquiring CB's in the modern game, but this is another instance where I'm not sure that Riveras system is one where you shell out 3yr/$42mil on a guy. Admittedly, this is a position that would have been more difficult to address in the draft but Mike Hilton went for 4yr/$24mil. Still glad they didn't give Darby the 3yr/$30mil deal Darby got from den though, that would have been an even worse move. But maybe that's the point, in the Rivera system with that DL imo you can get by with some "good" CB's that you don't have to pay a boat load of money. 

- No problems with the Fitz signing but if your presumed starter is turning 39yo during the season I would have hoped that they would still be looking to upgrade the backup to compete with Heinicke to be the active backup on game days. Not only will Fitz be turning 39yo during the season but he has only started 16 games once since 2013 so you need 3 QB's on the roster and before you type it..... NO, I'm not counting Kyle Allen as a reasonable backup. Not even sure that we have seen enough to even know if Heinicke can be a competent week to week starter should he be thrust into that job. Really wish they would have taken a stab at Trubisky. Would love to see them reach out to Mariota. Both guys are cheap with tools. 

I know people will say they need good players and the guys they signed are upgrades, I'm just saying guys like Jayon Brown(LB)[1yr/$6mil], Everett(TE)[1yr/$6mil ], Higgins(WR)[1yr/$3mil], Mack(RB)[1yr/$2Mil], King(S/CB)[1yr/$4mil], Joyner(S/CB)[1yr/$5mil] could have really plugged a lot of glaring holes before you go into the draft with so many needs. People will chime in with, "Yeah but the guys they signed are better than the guys you listed" and I'm not challenging that. What I'm saying is signing 8 guys that play a big role on the team would probably contribute to wins more than spending a lot more money on a higher tiered FA at CB and WR#2 on a Rivera led team. Not sure where the contract details are but I'm guessing they have spent close to $50mil in 2021 cap space on Scherff/Samuel/Jackson alone, It really limits their flexibility going into the draft.

Keep in mind there's a good chance the Samuel/Williams contracts could end up limiting how much of that DL that WAS is able to keep together over the next several years as every one of those high picks come up for a new contract almost every year. There are still several guys that I THINK will have reasonable contracts that could step in and contribute immediately. KJ Wright and/or Eric Wilson would make an immediate impact. Eric Fisher would be nice. Trai Turner has played well in the past even if he had a down year last year. Adoree Jackson could help a thin secondary and help on ST. Malik Hooker would be a home run swing(on a very cheap contract due to health history) that could make the perfect compliment to Collins. James Conner/Chris Carson won't get the contracts they deserve because of health but might fare better sharing a backfield workload with Gibson. Josh Reynolds and Adam Humphries would be fairly big upgrades on the WR#3 position(they would have probably been upgrades to WR#2 last year). I don't see much help at TE though which makes the 1yr/$6mil deal Everett got all the more sickening.

Just my thoughts. None of the 2021 signings are nearly as bad as the Landon Collins or Paul Richardson contracts of years ago, but that is a pretty easy pole vaulting bar to limbo underneath.

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Ryan Anderson to the Falcons.

Falcons sign Mike Davis as well, 2/5.5M. IMHO, that sucks. Very cheap deal for what would have been a massive upgrade over Peyton Barber. Blue-collar, lunch-pail type guy who sets an example with his attitude and play, both in the locker room and on the field. Durable, as well. Guys like Mike Davis may seem like a-dime-a-dozen, but they're not.

Gibson/Davis/McKissic is almost the ideal 3-headed backfield that could have given the WFTskins a formidable running game.

I'll continue to hope we find a quality replacement for Barber, and that Bryce Love contributes something, eventually.

...but I think this was a cheap missed opportunity to be better.

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8 hours ago, nittanylion said:

Ryan Anderson to the Falcons.

Falcons sign Mike Davis as well, 2/5.5M. IMHO, that sucks. Very cheap deal for what would have been a massive upgrade over Peyton Barber. Blue-collar, lunch-pail type guy who sets an example with his attitude and play, both in the locker room and on the field. Durable, as well. Guys like Mike Davis may seem like a-dime-a-dozen, but they're not.

Gibson/Davis/McKissic is almost the ideal 3-headed backfield that could have given the WFTskins a formidable running game.

I'll continue to hope we find a quality replacement for Barber, and that Bryce Love contributes something, eventually.

...but I think this was a cheap missed opportunity to be better.

I think they passed because I fully expect them to draft a RB in the first 4 rounds.  And likely cut Bryce Love.   I don't think they'd go early and get Etienne or Harris, cause they have too many needs to do that.  But another RB with one of the 3rd round picks would go a long way, cause they have to be better than Barber.  Carter, Sermon, Patterson, and Herbert are all projected in round 3-5.  Kinda thinking we're gonna see one of them

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11 hours ago, nittanylion said:

...but I think this was a cheap missed opportunity to be better.

I like your point overall that FA RB's are so cheap it's crazy not to pick one(or more up) to supplement your RBBC.

When Mike Davis came into the league from South Carolina I was pretty excited about his upside but at least there are still some guys out there that could step in and play a valuable role in the offense. James Conner and Damian Williams would be good targets. I've always had a soft spot for both Tevin Coleman and TJ Yeldon although I'm sure I'm higher on them than most people.

I would have thought James White was a shoe-in to get signed by TB but they must really be playing hard ball with his salary. Given the receivers in WAS are pretty limited he would also be a valuable veteran signing imo. He's always been an under utilized weapon given his ability to get just enough for a first down. Maybe not as dynamic as a guy like Gibson but great at moving the chains and extending drives. Sort of a McKissic ++ in my book. 

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Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder is buying out the team's minority owners. 

The New York Times reports NFL owners next week are expected to approve a waiver that would let Snyder take on an additional $450 million in debt in order to buy out the Football Team's minority owners, who would get around $875 million for 40.5 percent of the team. This would end one of the ugliest, most protracted ownership battles in league history. The buyout comes as an investigation into sexual misconduct within the organization concludes. The team in 2009 paid a female former employee $1.6 million in a confidential settlement after the woman accused Snyder of sexual misconduct. Many women who have worked for the team have said Snyder regularly denigrated women employees. He will have to repay the $450 million by March 2028, according to the Times. Washington fans can look forward to many years -- perhaps decades -- of Snyder, 56, owning 100 percent of the storied franchise. 

SOURCE: NYTimes.com 

Mar 24, 2021, 8:39 AM ET

 

 

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3 hours ago, Tanner9919 said:

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what are the WFT faithful thinking about the long term prospects of A. Gibson at RB ? Stud? Dud? 

 

stud but i wouldnt be surprised if WFT picks up a goal line vulture

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1 hour ago, King of the Jungle said:

WFT added Adam Humphries. Not sure if he was just way underutilized in TEN but I did like his game when he played for Bucs. This offense will be interesting to watch this year.

Thank god, I was prepared to blow a gasket if they traded a pick for Harry.

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14 hours ago, Tanner9919 said:

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what are the WFT faithful thinking about the long term prospects of A. Gibson at RB ? Stud? Dud? 

 

They are trying to use him like McCaffrey.  Gibson is a good bit bigger but it's the same role.    I think he will put up a ton of yards.  He's very good.

Not sure about TD counts.  They tried Peyton Barber at the goal line last yea but he's mediocre at best, and Gibson actually looked good there w 11 TDs despite missing some games.  I do think they will draft another RB cause Bryce Love has to be on his way out.  That's about the only thing that would downgrade him a bit from elite status.

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I'd say as long as they don't draft a RB in the first 3 or 4 rounds is safe to assume Gibson can and will be elite. Now if they grab a RB early all bets are off. But with the needs at LB, QB, WR, TE, and even CB, I can't fathom them taking a RB before round 5....

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Two weeks to the draft.  Obviously, BPA at 19 won't be known until you get to 19, but speculating, it feels like many talking heads are now looking at one of these two:

Christian Darrisaw, OL, Virginia Tech
https://www.nfl.com/prospects/christian-darrisaw/32004441-5268-2260-1da4-71998bd16533

Could be immediate starter and future left tackle anchor.  Our OL kind of overperformed toward the end of last year but I think we still desparately need to upgrade, particularly with Moses getting older and Sherf possibly signing elsewhere next year.  I keep hearing we need LB and that's true, but I think we have more there to keep it together and more FA options than OL.  This would be my # 1 choice.

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/jeremiah-owusu-koramoah/32004f57-5560-4524-4478-5c5967f00096

We don't just need a LB, we need a LB who can cover.  I think that's supposed to be the trend in the NFL now with all the passing.  So Owusu-Koramoah is supposed to be strong in this regard.  So strong that ND played him in the "slot corner" position when needed. This is the kind of hybrid talent that Rivera likes and quite frankly that fills a specific need.

 

What do you all think?  I really don't want to see QB or WR first, even though some mocks show that.  Either of these players to me would be an immediate game changer worthy of a number 1 selection.

 

 

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Bryce Love cut.  No surprise.  Bummer when injury ruins a players career, although he was probably a RB3 when healthy.  Hopefully he has a great life after football.  Think he's been in medical school at UCLA.  Good for him.

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I think it's just an honorary medical school designation because he spent so much time in the facilities there.  😄

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Redskins fans (yes they are still my beloved Redskins) isn't it such a contrast now how we have very little coming out of Redskins Park compared to past regimes where there was always some kind of noise...or drama...just none of that now. Its like we are a real football organization :) I can't wait to see what direction we go in this draft. I hope we load up on the offensive side of the ball (line, WR, TE) and then next year become an attractive destination for Rodgers :) 

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3 hours ago, ffmail4me said:

Redskins fans (yes they are still my beloved Redskins) isn't it such a contrast now how we have very little coming out of Redskins Park compared to past regimes where there was always some kind of noise...or drama...just none of that now. Its like we are a real football organization :) I can't wait to see what direction we go in this draft. I hope we load up on the offensive side of the ball (line, WR, TE) and then next year become an attractive destination for Rodgers :) 

I know this is personal for lots of people but please let's use the current team name the league does. Thank you. 

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https://www.si.com/nfl/washingtonfootball/news/breaking-ereck-flowers-traded-back-to-washington-source-confirms

Redskins swap late round picks with Dolphins to bring back Eric Flowers.

Didn't cost us hardly anything in draft capital and at worse a quality depth signing.  We have to take his contract, which is probably 8 M/ year, which is kind of expensive for a backup?  But this may be part of a move to insulate us against Scherff leaving next year.  I just have this hunch that this signing means Scherff negotiations not happening and the team thinks they'll lose him.  Just something about it.

That said, if we go Darrisaw at 19 our OL may be pretty decent in 2021...

 

 

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7 hours ago, MikeApf said:

https://www.si.com/nfl/washingtonfootball/news/breaking-ereck-flowers-traded-back-to-washington-source-confirms

Redskins swap late round picks with Dolphins to bring back Eric Flowers.

Didn't cost us hardly anything in draft capital and at worse a quality depth signing.  We have to take his contract, which is probably 8 M/ year, which is kind of expensive for a backup?  But this may be part of a move to insulate us against Scherff leaving next year.  I just have this hunch that this signing means Scherff negotiations not happening and the team thinks they'll lose him.  Just something about it.

That said, if we go Darrisaw at 19 our OL may be pretty decent in 2021...

 

 

Rappaport reports that Washington and Miami swapped the 258 and the 244 picks (7th rounders) to make this trade...so it cost WFT very little.

meanwhile, Schefter reports that “To make his trade to Washington from Miami official, OL Ereck Flowers restructured his contract whereby the Dolphins will pay $6 million in a signing bonus and Washington will pay a $3 million base salary, giving Flowers $9M fully guaranteed this year, per drew rosenhause”

all in all it seems like a solid move to fortify the OL, Depth at worst and starter at best...

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There might be some :tinfoilhat: to this tangential theory of mine, but maybe Flowers brings an element of familiarity with Fitzpatrick to the OL room that will help with protecting him and allowing him to do his 'Fitzmagic' thing that we're all counting on for 2021.

Remember, fellas, the Fitzpatrick signing was the equivalent of Team Rivera telling us, in very clear terms, that, in their opinion,  just as in 2020, the NFC East is bad enough, from top to bottom, that it's worth going for the short-term goal of winning the Division, and the accompanying auto-berth to the Playoffs, ahead of the long-term goal of building a consistent winner from the ground up. Make the playoffs, and see what happens. Maybe catch lightning in a bottle.

In that regard, it's probably a somewhat prescient signing, if he has familiar knowledge that he can impart to the rest of the line, that might improve Fitz's chances of success. 

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Feels like a great deal for Washington and a bit of a headscratcher for Miami. Flowers was probably their 2nd best lineman last year, I know they have a lot of 2nd year guys(and will likely add multiple rookies) but feels like a pretty big ask to hope they all step up at once. At worst a solid depth move for Washington, but also a potential starter for a 14 pick swap in round 7.

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I'm surprised I don't have a star on this thread yet. I wrote up a big love piece on Gibson in his thread this morning. Curious if homers want to weigh in. I had these guys winning the division last year when they were like 2-7. Granted the rest of the division was garbage but I liked what Rivera was doing and still do. I think Fitzpatrick could actually have an incredible season and the sky is the limit for them this year. Give me a star.

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Need impact in Round 1. After Parsons none of these LBs float my boat.  And there are some in round 3 that fit the scheme.

1)  CB.  if Caleb Farley falls due to his injury issues i hope they snag him.  Jackson on one side.  Farley on the other.  Fuller covering the slot or even playing some FS.  Think this frees up Collins and Curl to move closer to the box where they can help on TEs and the run.  Takes some pressure off the LBs. 

2)  LT.  i guess Darrisaw or Slater if the later falls.  But that is dependent on what they think of Saahdiq Charles.   They obviously don't think he's a G given the Flowers pickup.  if Charles can play LT there's no need to pick a LT.

3) RB   i know this will get boos from the fans.  i get it.  But Harris and Etienne are both WAY better than McKissock, Barber, and Miller.  Maybe better than Gibson.  So imagine Gibson along with Harris or Etienne in backfield and motioning them to be covered by LBs.  Lots of big plays and TDs.  Think of all the space the other team has to cover with McLaurin, Samuel, Gibson, Etienne, and Logan Thomas on the field.  it starts to look as talented as KC's skill position (w/o the awesome QB).  Gotta score to be a relevant team in the NFL.

Enjoy the draft fellow hogs :) 

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19 hours ago, barackdhouse said:

I'm surprised I don't have a star on this thread yet. I wrote up a big love piece on Gibson in his thread this morning. Curious if homers want to weigh in. I had these guys winning the division last year when they were like 2-7. Granted the rest of the division was garbage but I liked what Rivera was doing and still do. I think Fitzpatrick could actually have an incredible season and the sky is the limit for them this year. Give me a star.

I weighed in, in the Gibson thread. I'm a big fan of Gibson, but I think if you build a little healthy skepticism into your projections, it might prove to be well-warranted. Going all-in on a Player the way you appear to be with Gibson rarely works out well, and you seem really over the moon with him. It might not hurt to play a little Devil's Advocate at some point. I know you know this, as we compete in the same national high-stakes circles across an array of National Contests, and I respect you as a successful player.

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3 minutes ago, nittanylion said:

Shades of Monte Coleman...

...a coverage LB with elite range is something the WFTskins definitely lack. I'm on board.

ditto.  wondering if we could have traded back however.

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PFF rated 1st-rounder Jamin Davis as the most-athletic LB in the draft.

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. had Davis as the 14th-best prospect overall. "The fact that he can cover. He has great range. He tested out very well. He's very instinctive. He's a really nice player."

 

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I was wrong in my prediction but happy with the pick.  I totally get why Rivera took Davis and like everyone else, I trust judgement of Rivera and Del Rio with respect to linebackers.  The big thing is this definitely was a football pick not a Snyder pick.

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He's a great kid, military family, will have ZERO issues off the field. He's also a FREAK if you look at his measurables, 6'3, 234 4.37 40 yard, 42" vertical, and 11' broad jump. And if you look at our defense, this is EXACTLY what we needed, someone who can cover those TEs and WRs. Daniel Jeremiah thinks he could be a rookie of the year type of player for us this season. 

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1 hour ago, ffmail4me said:

He's a great kid, military family, will have ZERO issues off the field. He's also a FREAK if you look at his measurables, 6'3, 234 4.37 40 yard, 42" vertical, and 11' broad jump. And if you look at our defense, this is EXACTLY what we needed, someone who can cover those TEs and WRs. Daniel Jeremiah thinks he could be a rookie of the year type of player for us this season. 

I think what he may have over the JOK kid from ND is more size to make tackles at the line in addition to covering?  

Interestingly, the ND LB didn't go AT ALL in the first round.  That has to be one of the biggest surprises of the first round...teams are hesitant over something there, and at least Rivera was...

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Again it takes some getting used to this new organization, that has a real coach and real GM who actually make smart decisions and apparently have found a way to keep Daniel Snyder locked in a basement somewhere. (I'm kind of picturing something like the 9 to 5 movie) ;)  

 

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52 minutes ago, ffmail4me said:

Again it takes some getting used to this new organization, that has a real coach and real GM who actually make smart decisions and apparently have found a way to keep Daniel Snyder locked in a basement somewhere. (I'm kind of picturing something like the 9 to 5 movie) ;)  

 

Yea at any minute i thought they would trade it all to get a qb.  😂 

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I actually like the WAS second 3rd round pick the best in this draft. Big play WR that should scare the S's away from the LOS with his big play ability. 

1st - Darrisaw LT

Seemed like an easy pick to me.

2nd - Pat Freiermuth TE/ Owusu-Koramoah LB

Cosmi is huge, but Darrisaw moves his feet better and projects to be a better LT week #1 of the NFL season. Cosmi is more of a RT type that COULD develop into a LT. If your starting QB is turning 39 this season that is a big consideration. Most people would have loved to have JOK based on his pre-draft rankings and Rivera system fit but I would have actually leaned Freiemuth here. They desperately need depth at TE in the short term and a long term answer at TE. I am very glad they didn't draft Trask here as some were predicting, despite the fact I like him as a prospect.

3rd(74) - Melifonwu CB/FS

They drafted a bigger CB/FS type in St-Juste but I'm a little confused why they chose the one they did. St-Juste seems like more of a project and Melifonwu just seems like a more natural fit in the zone systems that Rivera typically runs. Melifornwu is also the better tackler if teams attack the edges to avoid all the studs on that DL. To be fair, Melifonwu dropped all the way to pick 101 so I guess most of the NFL is lower on him than I am. Seems strange unless there is a medical issue.

3rd(82) - Brown WR

This is the first pick that I REALLY like. Big play guy that I can envision creating an early connection with Fitz. He may drop some balls but he's a big play machine that will scare a defense. If they would have drafted Freiermuth this would have made a great deep/short receiving combo in the offense for years to come imo.

In summary, I like that they got a LT prospect and another DB, especially a DB with size that can probably play both CB and S. Not too bummed they got a LB, especially a guy that can stay on the field all three downs because he can cover. I just with they would have gotten different guys that did those things. I believe in the coaching staff so let's hope they can coach these guys up to their ceiling. Not giving them a "D" or something as I would have years ago but they could have had an A+ pretty easily imo.

On day 3 of the draft I was really hoping either Mills and/or Trask would have fallen so they could get a developmental QB but both went too high imo. Now I'm hoping Brevin Jordan TE falls to their pick in round 4. If they don't get him you are talking about trying to develop an undrafted TE. 

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Somebody, pinch me. I have to be dreaming.

Don't have time to get into any long drawn-out analysis, but our boys drafted almost the perfect piece to fix what's missing on defense at 1.19 (Davis), and another nice defensive depth pick at a position of need in the 3rd, in St. Juste. I think both these guys have upside greater than JOK/Melifonwu, if they're developed properly. There's definitely something going on with both of those guys that NFL personnel have more knowledge of than we do at this point. Remains to be seen.

Pretty obvious I'm a Penn State guy, so I ought to have some bias favoring Freiermuth. I like him plenty, but I'm worried his NFL comp is going to wind up being Anthony Becht, who might wind up being a better NFL TE than a fantasy asset. I don't want an Anthony Becht type in the 1st 2 days of the Draft.

Were there better OT's in this Draft than Cosmi? Yes, a handful...but any I would have drafted over him at the time of his selection were already off the board, and he was part of a small group of remaining OL with potential to be a long-term starter. The left tackle play improved as the Season progressed to the point where it wasn't a glaring concern by season's end. The WFTskins brass know more than we do about Sideeq, and I'm going to assume (I know, I know) it must be good if they went this route pursuing O-Line help. You can't have enough good O-Linemen, and no one pinched their nose at the time Cosmi was selected. He could be a staple on that line at either tackle position into the late 2020's. You have to keep the pipeline full on both sides of the trenches for any long-term sustained success like we're trying to get back to after 2 decades of tomfoolery and hijinx.

Darrisaw was tough to pass up, I agree...but Davis...going into the Draft, we had an elite D Line, and exploitable issues with the back 7 that downgraded the potential effectiveness of that line to below-elite, whatever that tier is called, because it couldn't function to full capacity with the issues behind it. Those issues not only kept the line from being elite, they compromised the efffectiveness  of the entire defense, which was, at best, very good to great, at times...but not elite. If Davis plays up to his ability, the entire defense just got better at all three levels, and when you can acquire a guy that can change the ceiling of an entire unit (one guy whose contributions can potentially make 10 other guys better), elevating it to elite status, I think you have to do it.

There's still Day 3 (4 picks, that will probably turn into more), as well as post-Draft pickings and the next wave of free agency to backfill the roster.

Yes, TE remains a concern. People who know more than us know why Brevin Jordan is falling. I sure don't...but you throw Brown/Humphries into the mix with McLaurin/Samuel, and if you get almost anything out of one of the Sims', or Gandy-Golden, and we get that bruising slasher of an RB I've been harping about for weeks, and all of a sudden you have the makings of an offense that can probably function at a high level while using a TE by committee where the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts.

I can't remember when I liked a WFTskins Draft this much. I really can't. I'm somewhat dumbfounded, TBH. Damn.

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Washington captains and 1st-round picks Jon Allen and Chase Young took this year's 1st-rounder, LB Jamin Davis, to dinner this evening at DC Prime. Davis arrived in VA on Snyder's private jet, toured the facility, met w/ his coaches, then got time with his new teammates.

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On 5/2/2021 at 3:25 PM, Brunell4MVP said:

Interesting pickup of Jarret Patterson after the draft.  Kind of shocked nobody drafted him.  Competition level plus a bit too slow?

Like you said, little slow, level of competition, and also physical size. Seems like the type of guy that is nice to have familiar with the system at the end of summer because he's versatile and when the RB injuries happen you have a guy floating out there on waivers that is already familiar with your offensive system. The ceiling on a player like that seems pretty low. There were other prospects that seemed much more dynamic in the back half of the 7th round.

People probably get sick of me pointing out what WAS "could have done"..... BUT.... they had THREE picks in the 7th round and imo they really made mistake waiting until after the draft to address depth at RB. It's not that I think Bradley-King and/or Shaka Toney are terrible prospects. They are actually pretty solid prospects but I'm not sure if either of them make the team unless there are injuries to the DL. By my count there are at least 6 DL that are a lock to make the roster already. Both RB's Kylin Hill and Jermar Jefferson were taken later than either Bradley-King/Toney and I think Hill/Jefferson would have had a solid chance not only to make the roster but possibly work their way into a RBBC with Gibson, but I don't have all that high an opinion of Barber/Miller/McKissic as backups. All three are at that point where we have seen what they can do, the likely decline is coming, and they are pretty much waiver-wire replaceable at this point in their careers. But I'm always bullish on drafting a couple of RB's very late to see if there was a James Robinson-type that slips through the scouting cracks.

I will say that I was happy with the selection of Dax Milne as the second to last pick of the draft. It's kind of a tradition that I end up liking the WAS last pick. He seems like perfect Adam Humphries insurance just in case Humphries continues to struggle to stay healthy. Not saying he would be the direct backup as I assume three WR sets would be McLaurin/Samuel/Brown by the end of the year if Humphries went down, but Milne could develop to fill a Humphries type role in the NFL. This was a deep WR draft and just because Milne was taken very late doesn't mean that he's just a training camp body.

Don't get me started on drafting a long snapper in the 6th round. That's what makes waiting until after the draft to add a RB even more unforgivable when you have a 6th you are burning on LS and three 7th rounders.

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I have read quite a few reviews of the Football Team's draft.  Most believe the best picks are OT Cosmi and WR Brown.  Both are very good value picks.

The most questionable picks are:

TE Bates - limited TE with low upside.  Most thought he would be drafted a couple of rounds lower

LS Cheeseman - most teams don't spend draft picks on long snappers

I also saw a few comments on DE Toney, who is a good value, but not a good fit in the 4-3 defense.

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As a Bears fan, signing Charles Leno is going to be a sneaky great move for you guys. Feel like I've been thinking that about most of Washington's moves this offseason.

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2 hours ago, travdogg said:

As a Bears fan, signing Charles Leno is going to be a sneaky great move for you guys. Feel like I've been thinking that about most of Washington's moves this offseason.

Things are definitely much much different since we got rid of the last 2 idiot GMs and hired a real coach. Such a nice change for us diehard fans that were so spoiled in the 80s/early 90s and have been MISERABLE ever since. 

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