http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/a...one_the_2008_redskins_draft_revisited/6474304Now that Malcolm Kelly is officially a former Redskin, I am reminded of that fateful day in April of 2008 when Vinny Cerrato and Daniel Snyder (with little Jim Zorn in the corner desperately trying to get a word in) orchestrated one of the worst drafts in team (and NFL) history.
Here’s a list of the guys selected:
Second Round (34): WR Devin Thomas
Second Round (48): TE Fred Davis
Second Round (51): WR Malcolm Kelly
Third Round (96): OL Chad Rinehart
Fourth Round (124): CB Justin Tryon
Sixth Round (168): P Durant Brooks
Sixth Round (180): S Kareem Moore
Sixth Round (186): QB Colt Brennan
Seventh Round: (242): DE/LB Rob Jackson
Seventh Round (249): S Chris Horton
This was Vinny Cerrato’s second to last draft as a Redskin executive, and his second worst “gift” to the organization. The worst being, of course, signing Albert Haynesworth to a $100 million contract.
Six of the players selected in 2008 are no longer with the team. Devin Thomas is a backup to the backups with the Giants. Malcolm Kelly’s out of work. Chad Rinehart and Justin Tryon have floated around, accomplishing nothing, and Durant Brooks and Colt Brennan our both out of the NFL.
The four remaining 2008 draftees haven’t exactly wowed us either. Fred Davis is talented, sure, but spending a second round pick on a backup tight end was the wrong move. It remains to be see whether or not he’s capable of consistently contributing.
Kareem Moore has had injury problems and is currently on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list, making him ineligible to play for the first six regular season games.
Rob Jackson has bounced back and fourth between defensive end and outside linebacker. He’s showed a couple flashes, but is certainly at risk of being included in the group of 27 players who will be cut on Saturday.