Redskins Draft Profiles: Charles Sims

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The Redskins have their workhorse running back in Alfred Morris. However, the depth chart after Morris is a bit of a mystery at this point.

 

With a new coaching staff in town, Alfred Morris should be the only back on Washington’s roster that feels good about his job security. Jay Gruden has a history of using two running backs, including a running back that can catch passes out of the backfield.
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Redskins Seven Round Mock Draft:

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Round 2: Jason Verrett Cornerback TCU

 

Jason Verrett is phenomenal corner who could find himself falling into the second round due to his small frame (5’10 189 pounds), but the Redskins would be wise to not let him slip past pick 34. Verrett could contribute from day one and would likely be an upgrade over recently signed Tracy Porter in the slot corner position. Verrett could also be the long term answer for the Redskins at corner paired with second year pro David Amerson, because DeAngelo Hall can’t play forever. Verrett plays with a confidence and a swagger that doesn’t suggest he is 5’10, and doesn’t back down to anyone. I absolutely love the way he plays and his fit with the Redskins, ultimately if he does make it to the top of the second round, the Redskins could be a good fit for Verrrett.

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Instant Analysis: Andre Roberts reassessing role

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In a recent interview with ESPN 980 Inside the Locker Room that when Andre Roberts signed with the Washington Redskins he had hopes of being the Skins number two receiver behind Pierre Garcon, but when Roberts signed with the Redskins DeSean Jackson was also a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
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Redskin Player Profiles: DeAngelo Hall

399px-Deangelo_Hall_redskins_training_camp_2009DeAngelo Hall was originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons out of Virginia Tech with the eight overall pick of the 2004 NFL draft. He played with the Falcons from 2004-2007 before signing with the Raiders in 2008, after which he signed with his current team the Washington Redskins.

Hall has an impressive resume including being a three time Pro Bowler and the MVP of the 2010 Pro Bowl. Hall also has a knack few others do, to perform the best against the best. Hall has played shut down defense on the likes of: Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, and don’t mention D-Hall’s name to Payton Manning.

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Redskins Draft Profiles: Dexter McDougle

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The Redskins draft approach to the cornerback position will largely depend on the confidence they have in their current cornerbacks. DeAngelo Hall and David Amerson look to be the starters heading into OTA’s, but beyond those two there isn’t a ton of certainty at cornerback for the skins.
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Redskins Draft Profile: Brandon Coleman

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The Washington Redskins have one of the most dangerous receiving corps in the NFL with the additions of DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts coupled with returning wide out Pierre Garcon. But, what happens when Alfred Morris rumbles down to the fifteen yard line? Although Garcon, Jackson, and Roberts are all excellent receivers, the Redskins lack a go-to red zone target, an area the team struggled with in 2013.

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Player Profiles: Brian Orakpo

OrakpoSack specialist Brian Orakpo was selected by the Washington Redskins with the thirteenth overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft out of the University of Texas. Orakpo burst on to the NFL scene his rookie year posting a career high eleven sacks to go along with fifty tackles and a forced fumble.

Orakpo was drafted for his ability to rush the quarterback, and that is without a doubt Orakpo’s best skill. However, throughout his career Orakpo has evolved into a more complete outside linebacker. This was on display throughout the 2013 season in which Orakpo bounced back from a torn pectoral muscle that forced him to miss the majority of the 2012 season. In 2013 Orakpo returned to form posting ten sacks (his highest total since his rookie season) while also returning his first interception for a touchdown.

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Jackson to Washington: Splash or Crash?

20140329-145700.jpgDeSean Jackson’s free agency crash course has now come to an end. After less than a week after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles, Jackson has found a new home in the nations capital. From the moment he was released, several teams showed high interest in him, notably the Bills and Raiders, with Washington being the front runners.

A few days before his signing, he had what you could call a faithful meeting with RG3 in LA. Griffin, along with many other players for Washington seemed to show a strong interest as well in their long time rival.

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Here I was thinking it was Jon Gruden

220px-Jay_GrudenSo a new head coach has come to town. It’s the TV guy, Jon Gruden right? No it’s his brother, Jay. Hey close enough. The real head coach, Jay Gruden, guided the Bengals offense to the playoffs as offensive coordinator. Wait, isn’t that the offense of accident-prone Andy Dalton? Accidents in this case are interceptions.

Anyway, the train wreck of the Skins season is finally over. If the Bears hadn’t chocked away their playoff chances (at least two of my kids wouldn’t have left the Packers receiver wide open for a game-winning touchdown), than at least the Skins could claim that two of their wins came over playoff teams.
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