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The Washington Redskins acquire the #2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Redskins Talk,Redskins Headlines,The Draft Report,Trades by admin on Saturday 10 March 2012 at 2:09 pm

The Redskins have acquired the #2 overall pick in a deal with the St. Louis Rams, but it didn’t come cheap.  The Redskins shipped their first round picks in 2012 (#6 overall), 2013 and 2014.  They also sent the Rams their second round pick in 2012 as part of the deal.  The Redskins are after Robert Griffin III out of Baylor.  They are desperate for a franchise type QB and they have paid a steep price to get one, but if Griffin is the real deal…..this move will be more than worth it.

The Washington Redskins had a very solid draft last April

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Redskins Talk,The Draft Report by admin on Monday 16 January 2012 at 10:30 pm

The Redskins finally decided to make some picks in a NFL Draft instead of trading them all away for veterans and they found some nice players for the future. Here is a look at how the rookie class did in 2011:

23-year old OLB Ryan Kerrigan was the Redskins’ first round pick last April. Kerrigan played in all 16 games for the Redskins last year and he had 63 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 4 tackles for a loss, 4 forced fumbles, 4 passes defensed and a interception that he returned for a TD. Kerrigan is going to be a beast on the Redskins’ D for a long, long time.

23-year old DE Jarvis Jenkins was a 2nd round pick last April. He was a beast in the pre-season before suffering a torn ACL and spending his rookie season on I.R. The Redskins hope he can stay healthy next season as he has a huge upside.

22-year old WR Leonard Hankerson was a 3rd round pick for the Redskins. He played in 4 games for the Redskins last year and he caught 13 passes for 163 yards (12.5 avg). His season was cut short due to injury, but the Redskins like what they saw out of him in 2011.

23-year old RB Roy Helu was picked in the 4th round by the Redskins. He played in 15 games for the Redskins last year and he carried the ball 151 times for 640 yards (4.2 ypc) with 2 TD runs. Helu also caught 49 passes for 379 yards (7.7 avg) with 1 TD grab. He looks like another steal for head coach Mike Shanahan, as he likes looking for RBs late in the draft.

22-year old safety Dejon Gomes was a 5th round pick by the Skins. He played in 15 games as a rookie for the Redskins last year and he had 35 tackles and 2 passes defensed. Gomes could be a starter down the road for the Redskins.

22-year old WR Niles Paul was also a 5th round pick by the Skins. He played in 13 games for the Redskins in 2011 in which he caught 2 passes for 25 yards (12.5 avg) and carried the ball 1 time for 7 yards. Paul also returned 1 kickoff for 15 yards and 1 punt for 0 yards.

24-year old RB Evan Royster was picked in the 6th round by the Skins. He played in 6 games for the Redskins last year and he carried the ball 56 times for 328 yards (5.9 ypc). Royster also caught 10 passes for 76 yards (7.6 avg). He will likely battle it out with Roy Helu for the starting RB job in training camp.

23-year old WR Aldrick Robinson was picked in the sixth round by the Redskins. He didn’t play in any games in 2011.

22-year old CB Brandyn Thompson was picked in the 7th round. He played in 6 games for the Redskins last year and he had 2 tackles.

24-year old OG Maurice Hurt was picked in the 7th round by the Redskins. He played in 8 games (all starts) for the Redskins last year as he was a major steal for the Skins so late in the draft.

24-year old LB Markus White was picked in the 7th round by the Skins. He played in 2 games but didn’t make any tackles.

24-year old NT Chris Neild was a 7th round pick too. He played in all 16 games for the Redskins last year and he had 10 tackles and 2 sacks. He was a nice find so late in the draft.

GRADE FOR 2011: B+

GRADE FOR THE FUTURE: A+

Roy Helu is taking over as the main back for the Washington Redskins

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Redskins Talk,Steppin Up,The Draft Report by admin on Wednesday 7 December 2011 at 1:37 pm

22-year old rookie RB Roy Helu has been really solid lately for the Redskins as he is taking over as the #1 RB.  In his last two games, Helu has carried the ball 46 times for 208 yards (4.5 ypc) with 2 TD runs.  He also has caught 11 passes for 96 yards (8.7 avg) in his last two games.  Helu has now played in 12 games for the Redskins so far this year and he has carried the ball 97 times for 456 yards (4.7 ypc) with 2 TD runs.  He has also caught 42 passes for 309 yards (7.4 avg) so far this year.  Helu is just further proof that Mike Shanahan can make almost any RB a good one in his system.

The Washington Redskins lose Leonard Hankerson for the year

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Redskins Talk,Injury Reports,Redskins Headlines,The Draft Report by admin on Monday 14 November 2011 at 11:17 pm

The Redskins have lost 22-year old rookie WR Leonard Hankerson for the rest of the year due to a hip injury.  Hankerson played in 4 games for the Redskins this year and he caught 13 passes for 163 yards (12.5 avg).  But, Hankerson really stepped up against the Dolphins last weekend when he caught 8 passes for 106 yards (13.3 avg).  This is a big loss to the Redskins as they have been losing WRs left and right due to injury.

The Washington Redskins waive CB Brandyn Thompson

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Redskins Talk,Leaving Town,The Draft Report by admin on Wednesday 5 October 2011 at 1:13 pm

The Redskins have waived 21-year old rookie cornerback Brandyn Thompson.  Thompson played in 2 games for the Redskins this year and he had 2 tackles.  Thompson was a 7th round pick out of Boise State last April.  The Redskins won’t miss Thompson at all going forward.

The Washington Redskins lose Jarvis Jenkins for the season

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Redskins Talk,Injury Reports,The Draft Report by admin on Friday 26 August 2011 at 9:21 pm

The Redskins have lost 23-year old DT Jarvis Jenkins to a torn ACL last night.  He played in 3 games in the preseason for the Redskins and he had 1 tackle.  Jenkins was a second round pick out of Clemson last April and the Redskins were depending on him to help the defense in 2011.  This is a big blow to the Skins but they hope he will be ready to rock in 2012.

The Washington Redskins added 12 players to the mix last April

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Redskins Talk,The Draft Report by admin on Monday 13 June 2011 at 10:31 pm

The Redskins had a lot of holes to fill so they kept trading down and adding picks in last April’s NFL Draft.  OLB Ryan Kerrigan came to the Redskins in the first round and he’s the kind of pass rusher they really need.  DT Jarvis Jenkins calls himself a run stuffer so I’ll have to agree with him unless he proves otherwise.  Strong safety DeJon Gomes came to the Redskins in the 5th round and he could possibly start at some point for the Skins next year.  WRs Leonard Hankerson (3rd round), Niles Paul (5th round) and Aldrick Robinson (6th round) will try to add some zip to the Redskins’ passing game in 2011 and beyond.  RBs Roy Helu Jr. (4th round) and Evan Royster (6th round) will try to be the latest late round pick who excells in head coach Mike Shanahan’s running game.

PROJECTED GRADE:  B

The Washington Redskins picked DT Chris Neild in the 7th round of the 2011 NFL Draft

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Redskins Talk,The Draft Report by admin on Tuesday 7 June 2011 at 9:25 pm

The Redskins picked DT Chris Neild out of West Virginia with the 253rd overall pick (7th round) of the 2011 NFL Draft.  Neild is 6’2″, 319 pounds and he runs a 5.13 40.  Neild is a high motor player and that’s where his talent lies.  He’s not much of a pass rusher but he could be hard for opposing O-Lines to move due to his size and effort.  Neild played in 13 games for the West Virginia last year and he had 35 tackles, 4 tackles for a loss and 3 sacks.  He played in 50 games in four years at West Virginia and he had 130 tackles, 9 tackles for a loss, 8 sacks, he batted down 2 balls, had 1 forced fumble and he had 1 interception.

The Washington Redskins picked OLB Markus White in the 7th round of the 2011 NFL Draft

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Redskins Talk,The Draft Report by admin on Tuesday 7 June 2011 at 9:21 pm

The Redskins picked OLB/DE Markus White out of Florida State with the 224th overall pick (7th round) of the 2011 NFL Draft.  White is 6’4″, 266 pounds and he runs a 4.86 40.  The Redskins have illusions of moving White to OLB but it won’t work because he’s not a good player in space.  They should just let him play end and try to bulk him up a tad in the weight room.  White started 14 games for Florida State last year and he had 64 tackles, 12.5 tackles for a loss, 8 sacks, he batted down 1 ball and he forced 1 fumble.  White played in 40 games in three years with the Seminoles and he had 131 tackles, 28.5 tackles for a loss, 11 sacks, he batted down 3 balls, forced 3 fumbles and he had 1 interception (he returned it for a TD).

The Washington Redskins picked G/T Maurice Hurt in the 7th round of the 2011 NFL Draft

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Redskins Talk,The Draft Report by admin on Tuesday 7 June 2011 at 9:11 pm

The Redskins have picked 23-year old G/T Maurice Hurt out of Florida with the 217th overall pick (7th round) of the 2011 NFL Draft.  Hurt is 6’3″, 319 pounds and he runs a 5.25 40.  Hurt has had a lot of injury issues in his college career that have cause him to miss a lot of games.  He will likely need coached up as his strengths are not what the Redskins do.  He struggles with hitting moving targets and that’s what he’s going to have to do to get on the field for the Redskins.  Hurt played in 12 games (11 starts) last year for Florida and he played in 41 games (17 starts) in his five years at Florida.