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      by Published on 05-01-17 11:05 AM  Number of Views: 65 

      I know, I know...it's all about THIS YEAR'S draft

      But I think most of us would acknowledge, you can't really assess how good a given draft was for several years. So I'm going to take us back to 2015 and take an honest look at McLovin's first opportunity to shape our draft selections.

      I'll warn you - contrary to McCloughan's reputation as a draft demi-god and talent-spotting savant - it's not particularly pretty.

      Our 2015 NFL Draft acquisitions were as follows:

      Round 1 - Brandon Scherff, T
      Facing a fanbase screaming bloody murder for a rebuild in the trenches, Scherff fit the bill. He's a big, cornfed mover of men and he has not disappointed. Solid starter, perhaps a ...
      by Published on 04-29-17 08:23 PM  Number of Views: 70 

      For Immediate Release
      April 29, 2017

      REDSKINS SELECT 10 PLAYERS IN 2017 NFL DRAFT

      LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins finalized their 2017 NFL Draft class on Saturday, selecting seven players to bring their 2017 draft class to 10 total players. The team’s 2017 draft class is as follows:

      ROUND (PICK) PLAYER SCHOOL
      1 (17) DL Jonathan Allen Alabama
      2 (49) LB Ryan Anderson Alabama
      3 (81) DB Fabian Moreau UCLA
      4 (114) 1 RB Samaje Perine Oklahoma
      4 (123) DB Montae Nicholson Michigan State
      5 (154) 2 TE Jeremy Sprinkle Arkansas
      6 (199) 3 C Chase Roullier Wyoming
      6 (209) 4 WR Robert Davis Georgia State
      7 (230) 5 S Josh Harvey-Clemons Louisville
      7 (235) DB Joshua Holsey Auburn

      1 From New York Jets
      2 From New Orleans
      3 From Minnesota
      4 From Houston
      5 From Philadelphia through Minnesota
      ...
      by Published on 04-29-17 07:34 PM  Number of Views: 89 

      April 29, 2017

      Head Coach Jay Gruden

      On RB Samaje Perine:
      "Well, there's a lot to like. He was very productive in his years at Oklahoma. He's a physical runner, without a doubt. Nobody can argue that point. We got a chance to interview him, sit down with him at the combine. He's also a leader-type player, but really when it comes down to it, he can get from here to there – physically. He's a physical runner and had a lot of production and a lot of yards. He's a great kid. I think he's got a chance to be a special team player also. He's done some of that in his career. Can't argue the production and the toughness that he has, and that's what drew us to him."

      On if he planned to have this kind of size in this draft class:
      "That's always what you're looking for. It depends on the player, but we got bigger and stronger. We also drafted some speed. Fabian [Moreau] can run 4.3 and obviously Robert [Davis] is a very fast player, so we got a couple guys that can really run."

      On where the defense is right now on paper following the draft:
      "That's what it is – it’s on paper. You feel like you're better, everybody does at this time. It's how we gel as a unit that is the important thing – how they buy into Coach Manusky's scheme and Coach Tomsula's coaching, how they work well together and how they make each other better. That's a challenge that we have. And we're going to start out here. Phase I, they've already started. We're going to get them going and introduce them to the scheme and see how they work together."

      On if there is a common theme in their draft selections, whether it be attitude, speed or size:
      "You’d like a combination of all of them, but we definitely sided towards the attitude and the size. I think Jonathan [Allen] and [Ryan] Anderson, we figured out those two guys were tough, physical football players and that's very, very important. And Fabian, obviously, for being a corner he's got ...
      by Published on 04-29-17 09:14 AM  Number of Views: 76 

      April 28, 2017

      Head Coach Jay Gruden

      On LB Ryan Anderson:
      “Ryan, we’re very excited about. He brings an attitude to this football team. Having a chance to talk to him in Tuscaloosa, I spent a lot of time with him watching him play. Talking to a couple of his teammates – obviously we drafted one yesterday – nothing but high praise for him, not only on the field, but his leadership and his tenacity to get after people to play hard, play physical, [and] bring a style of play here that we’ve been looking for.”

      On CB Fabian Moreau:
      “Fabian is an ultra-talented kid. He’s a three-year starter. He had the Lisfranc injury a couple of years ago [and] he started every game last year. Unfortunately, he hurt his pec [pectoral muscle] at his pro day lifting weights. But, he ran a 4.38 [and] 4.35 at the 40 [yard dash] at the Combine. [He’s] just really talented. He’s an ex-running back. What I saw at the East-West Shrine Game with him in one-on-ones, you could see his change of direction, his ball skills. But speed, I think upside, are the keys to Fabian and we’re excited to get him.”

      On ...
      by Published on 04-29-17 09:13 AM  Number of Views: 67 

      For Immediate Release
      April 28, 2017

      REDSKINS SELECT LB RYAN ANDERSON, DB FABIAN MOREAU
      ON DAY 2 OF THE 2017 NFL DRAFT

      LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins selected linebacker Ryan Anderson in the second round (No. 49 overall) and defensive back Fabian Moreau (No. 81 overall) in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

      Anderson (6-2, 253) played in 57 career games at Alabama from 2013-16, recording 128 tackles (64 solo), 40.0 tackles for loss, 19.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and one interception, which he returned 26 yards for a touchdown.

      Last season, Anderson earned first-team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press following a senior campaign in which he registered ...
      by Published on 04-29-17 09:12 AM  Number of Views: 62 

      Free Agency, The Mock Drafts, 2017(Continual Updates)


      Greetings from BBQ to all in BGO land. The remaining rounds (four through seven) of the NFL Draft occur today. Who will the Redskins add to the roster? Will they go defense again or finally add to the offense? Is another “steal” or more on the horizon?

      These questions and more will be answered by this evening.

      The list of UDFAs will start to unfold tonight and tomorrow. BBQ will not try to predict ...
      by Published on 04-28-17 01:22 PM  Number of Views: 70 

      Free Agency, The Mock Drafts, 2017(Continual Updates)


      Greetings from BBQ to all in BGO land. The second and third rounds of the NFL Draft is just hours away. Who will the Redskins add to the roster? Will they go defense again or add to the offense? Is another “steal” on the horizon?

      These questions and more will be answered tonight.

      Today we bring you a list of players that have been mocked in the first, second, and third rounds round by BBQ. We ...
      by Published on 04-27-17 09:55 AM  Number of Views: 74 

      Free Agency, The Mock Drafts, 2017(Continual Updates)


      Greetings from BBQ to all in BGO land. The first round of the NFL Draft is tonight. Will the Redskins pick at 17 or make a trade? Will they select offense or defense? Or could they trade out of the first round altogether?

      These questions and more will be answered tonight.

      Today we bring you a list of players that have been mocked in the first round by BBQ. We think any of these players could be ...
      by Published on 04-26-17 03:58 PM  Number of Views: 92 

      Free Agency, The Mock Drafts, 2017(Continual Updates)


      Greetings from BBQ to all in BGO land.

      Here it is - the final mock of 2017. The big event arrives tomorrow and the roster will be full of new prospects before you know it. BBQ is grateful for your mocks, links, comments, and suggestions during the mocking process. It has been helpful, informative, and downright fun – thank you for making this offseason blog a success.

      Tomorrow we will feature a ...
      by Published on 04-26-17 01:30 PM  Number of Views: 92 

      Free Agency, The Mock Drafts, 2017 (Continual Updates)


      Greetings from BBQ to everyone in BGO land.

      Today we bring you the first of two mocks as we get closer to the draft of 2017. The second mock comes this afternoon. The draft is tomorrow and a Redskins roster will be full of new prospects before you know it.

      Tomorrow we will feature a list of first round possibilities. For Friday, we will do the same for rounds two and three. Saturday features players ...

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