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    Default Re: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018

    Fields, Johnson and Durant all have their issues from reading their draft bios, but they also all have good athletic upside and those great intangibles speed and quickness.
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    Default Re: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018

    Another -El at PR/WR huh? I hope this one knows length vs width of the field.
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    Default Re: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018

    The Skins just signed UDFA...

    Quin Blanding, SS, Virginia

    I'll update the thread
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    Default Re: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundy Burner View Post
    The Skins just signed UDFA...

    Quin Blanding, SS, Virginia

    I'll update the thread
    You know I love this one! Super surprised he wasn’t drafted but he’s a pretty talented kid. Great size if a little on the slow size. 4 year starter at UVa. He was projected as a 4th to 5th rounder.


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    Default Re: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018

    Yeah, he was projected that high by many pundits, but I had him as one to watch in the seventh. Difficult to do when you are an obvious homer, but this was just being honest with what I studied. Either way, glad that he is now with the Skins.
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    Default Re: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018

    Blanding is listed at 6'2 and 210. He looks like he could gain 10-15 pounds and be a situational LB for us in our nickel or dime defenses.
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    Default Re: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Another -El at PR/WR huh? I hope this one knows length vs width of the field.
    I weigh over 250, I am not returning punts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog's Twin View Post
    Blanding is listed at 6'2 and 210. He looks like he could gain 10-15 pounds and be a situational LB for us in our nickel or dime defenses.
    Or just a damn fine gunner on ST.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elephant View Post
    I weigh over 250, I am not returning punts.
    We are all thankful for that lol
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    Default Re: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018

    The Redskins have reportedly signed the following UDFAs:

    Shay Fields, WR, Colorado
    Danny Johnson, CB, Southern Univ.
    Davon Durant, DE/ILB/OLB, Marshall
    De’Mornay Pierson-El, PR/WR, Nebraska
    Sean Welsh, OG, Iowa
    Ty McCulley, OT, CSU Pueblo
    Simmie Cobbs, WR, Indiana
    Jerod Fernandez, ILB, N.C. State
    Cam Sims, WR, Alabama
    Micah Holder, WR, San Diego St.
    Elijah Wellman, FB, West Virginia
    Matt Flanagan, TE, Pittsburgh
    Martez Carter, RB, Grambling
    Quin Blanding, SS, Virginia
    Mackenro Alexander, CB, Iowa St.
    Ranthony Texada, CB, Texas Christian

    The following UDFAs have been invited to rookie camp for a tryout:

    Nick Stevens, QB, Colorado St.
    Vontae Diggs, LB, Connecticut
    Kamari Cotton-Moya, FS, Iowa St.
    Ryan Markush, WR, Eastern Kentucky
    James Butler, RB, Iowa
    Casey Dunn, C, Auburn
    Dillon Salva, TE, Merrimack Coll. (Massachusetts)
    Dillon Beard, TE, Southern Univ.
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    Default Re: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018

    Coming tomorrow. BBQ grades the Redskins draft. Then it will be a self-grading of the mocks process this off-season on Tuesday. We will have a free agency update on Wednesday. Thursday brings a 2019 mock (with the anticipated compensatory picks).

    The following week will bring a merging of the draft choices, UDFAs, and free agency posts.

    The coming month will bring rookie camp observations, OTA coverage, and mini-camp insights.

    This summer will feature roster/player observations for the upcoming season. Then we will cover training camp and have weekly roster predictions during the preseason.

    And so much more. We're only halfway through the 2018 off-season and BBQ is here to update this blog as needed.
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    Burner’s Burning Questions: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018


    Greetings from BBQ to everyone in BGO land and guests from social media – we hope you become a member here.

    The ride to the 2018 NFL draft is over and it has been quite the experience. Eight new draftees will now begin their NFL careers as they put on the burgundy and gold at practices. All of them will not only try to make the final roster of fifty-three, but will seek to carve out their roles with the team.

    BBQ had what is undoubtedly the best mocking process ever. The first two players were mocked exactly where they were selected. We listed third round prospects in recent weeks in anticipation of acquiring a third round selection and that happened. Three players selected on day three of the draft were mocked at various times by BBQ. Two players selected on day three were positions that we highlighted in the final rounds often – inside linebacker and cornerback. We rarely mocked an offensive tackle (we emphasized guards) and one was taken in the third round – our only pure miss.

    That kind of success truly helps the members of BGO to focus on the players who were truly prospects and what the Redskins were looking for during the 2018 off-season. It feels good to provide everyone here with the kind of service you expect from BBQ. We will have a self-evaluation later this week with grades – something we do each year.

    Today is about grading the team’s front office and the choices that were made. We will also have a final overall grade.

    Without any further delays, let’s take a look at the draftees.

    Round One: Da’Ron Payne, DT/DE, Alabama
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    Payne is the space eating defensive tackle that Jim Tomsula has been coveting since his arrival at Redskins Park, but the Crimson Tide prospect can play all along the line. Welcome to the Burgundy and Gold, Mr. Payne.
    BBQ Grade: Fills a major team need and he is arguably the best defensive line prospect in the draft.
    A+

    Round Two: Trade
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    The Redskins traded down fifteen positions with the 49ers in the second round and obtained an early third round selection. The Redskins also gave up their earlier fifth round selection in order to complete the transaction.
    BBQ Grade: This was a very good move.
    A+

    Round Two: Derrius Guice, RB, Louisiana St.
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    The Redskins can’t continue to rely on mid-round prospects at running back and this is the year when the Redskins make a firm commitment to the running back corps. Welcome to the Burgundy and Gold, Mr. Guice.
    BBQ Grade: This is a huge steal for a top ten talent. Also fills an enormous need.
    A+

    Round Three: Geron Christian, OT, Louisville
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    A late second round talent that has plenty of room to grow and learn from an excellent offensive line coach. Should add about twenty to twenty-five pounds of bulk and muscle. Solid third round choice. Welcome to the Burgundy and Gold, Mr. Christian.
    BBQ Grade: Good value here, but there were several talented left guards available.
    B

    Round Four: Troy Apke, FS, Penn St.
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    Speed, speed, and more speed. Should be an excellent special teams player. Can come in on passing downs and provide solid coverage. Welcome to the Burgundy and Gold, Mr. Apke.
    BBQ Grade: This is a good selection and Apke will be a fine addition to the team, but I think he would’ve been there two or three rounds later.
    B-

    Round Five: Tim Settle, DT, Virginia Tech
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    Settle is a massive defensive tackle who is stout against the run. He can collapse the pocket on occasion. He will probably lose another five to ten pounds (he has lost nearly twenty already). Welcome to the Burgundy and Gold, Mr. Settle.
    BBQ Grade: Derrius Guice was a huge steal in round two. This is the greatest heist for the Redskins in 2018. Grand theft is an understatement.
    A+

    Round Six: Trade
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    The Redskins move up a bit in round six in a trade with the Rams. The teams switch positions in round seven.
    BBQ Grade: Trading up rarely works, but this time it was very successful.
    A

    Round Six: Shaun Dion Hamilton, ILB, Alabama
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    Hamilton is a talented inside linebacker who is easily a second round talent. Injuries the last two years have hampered him, but he can regain his form and may play sparingly his first year.
    Welcome to the Burgundy and Gold, Mr. Hamilton.
    BBQ Grade: If this pans out, then it is another steal. If it doesn’t, then spending a sixth rounder on such a good player is not a huge deal.
    B+

    Round Seven: Greg Stroman, CB, Virginia Tech
    ***Official***
    Stroman is a bit undersized, but makes up for it with his tenacity and ability to consistently read routes before they happen. Superb punt return specialist. Welcome to the Burgundy and Gold, Mr. Stroman.
    BBQ Grade: Superb punt returner, but will need to make the roster as an all-around special teams ace.
    B-

    Round Seven: Trey Quinn, WR, Southern Methodist
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    If Jamison Crowder thought he was feeling the heat with the Stroman pick (punt returner), he will certainly feel it even more with this pick. Quinn is three inches taller and thirty pounds heavier than Crowder. However, Quinn is faster and catches everything thrown to him. Great speed.
    BBQ Grade: We had him listed as a 4th rounder and so did many pundits/experts. Mr. Irrelevant (last player chosen in the draft) will make the final roster and could have quite an impact. Another enormous steal.
    A+

    Overall Grade: There is no way to know what kind of impact this set of draft picks will truly have until they are on the field and performing. Sometimes it takes two or three years to really know what kind of honest grade to give a group of draftees.

    It is now time to offer the first overall grade for this draft. BBQ believes it is the best draft in years and the impacts will be solid. There are a couple of question marks, but the team appears to have improved with quality draftees and a group of players that figure to leave positive marks on the team.
    A-

    We will have more reports and analyses as the week continues. See you as we go along.

    Hail To The Redskins!
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    Default Re: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018

    You graded 6 of 10 picks in the 'A' range (5 of the 'A+').

    That's gotta be an 'A-' draft brother
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    Talk me into it.
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    Default Re: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018

    Just simple GPA math


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    Default Re: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018

    I tried to use that logic on a professor a long time ago. It didn't seem to work.

    Let me think about it. Trying not to jinx this draft.
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    The internet never lies! Boone - FTW!

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    Default Re: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018

    Were you a TA at one time? Dang stubborn streak.

    Taking into account that trading down just a few spots in round one still nets us Payne and we get another pick. Losing the extra fifth rounder was tough - especially the higher of the two fifth round picks.

    These things factored in.
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    Default Re: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018

    We recovered a higher 3rd round pick from Kansas City than we gave up too
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    Default Re: Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018

    Funny, after Payne and Guice I think Christian is in fact the player with the highest upside so my list would go in round order at the top.

    Christian unlike Hamilton is healthy. Unlike Apke, he is a 3 year starter whose position in the NFL is the same one he played for all 3 years in college. And unlike Settle, Christian doesn't appear to have issues with consistent effort, weight problems, etc.

    The only thing to take him down on is the fact he probably needs to gain 8-10 pounds to be a starter in the NFL.
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