It seems only fitting that the day after the Redskins signed 11 undrafted free agents, that we flashback to a never forgotten legend of the burgundy and gold… Joe Jacoby.
After all, not only was Jacoby never drafted, and not only is he the greatest Redskin player to never be drafted – he is one of the greatest players in NFL history to never be drafted.
Happy Flashback Friday.
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Hail to the Redskins, hail to one of the greatest Redskins and undrafted NFL players ever – and my personal fave of all time. Big Jake.
The Redskins announced the signing of eleven undrafted free agents yesterday, and are expected to announce a couple more in the next few days. Washington’s rookie camp starts next week (May 15).
Here is a list of the players that were signed: Read the rest of this entry »
Many people, especially the pundits, seem reluctant to consider the notion that Scot Mccloughan thought each guy he drafted was the best football player available, regardless of position, at the time he was selected.
I think that’s exactly what he thought and here’s why.
First of all, his track record says so. Scot has consistently picked guys that did not fill an immediate need. For example, he inherited a solid TE in San Francisco, picked two more in his first draft there, then used the 6th overall pick the following year on a 6’ 3” 250 pound TE named Vernon Davis. I’m not sure how may TEs have been picked so early in the history of the draft but I am sure the number is small and may even be one. I also have a hunch that 49er fans were not thrilled with their GM going TE at #6 – at the time that is.
It is interesting to note how athletic Vernon Davis is. He ran a 10.7 100 meter dash in high school and high jumped 6’ 6” making him DC champ in that event. He also lettered in basketball. He was likely the best athlete and football player available when he was chosen at #6. I’m sure Scot thought so.
Secondly, Scot says this is what he does. In his last presser before the draft he said these very words: “We take the best football player available.” When pressed right after that statement concerning how need might enter the picture he said: “It does not affect our draft process whatsoever.”
Thirdly, look at his first pick this year – Brandon Scherff. It’s so easy to say “See, he picked for need. How could this guy be a better football player than Leonard Williams?” Here’ how.
Leonard Williams is a beast. He was dominant in college. He’s a little tall for the inside though and can struggle with leverage. He’s likely to be a very good pro but might find he’s a bit more blockable when he plays other all-Americans every week. He runs a 4.97 40 and passed on the 225 pound bench press. He participated in track and field in high school but I could find no details.
Brandon Scherff is also a beast. He too dominated in college. He is the same height as Williams and outweighs him by 30 pounds. He too is likely to be a good pro. It’s possible he’s more of a sure thing than Williams. Scot seems to think so. He runs a 5.05 40 (loses to Williams by a step) and bench pressed 225 pounds 23 times. His vertical jump beats Williams by 3 inches. His broad jump beats Williams by 1 inch. He beats Williams in the 3-cone by 4 tenths and is loses in the shuttle by 4 hundredths – all with 30 extra pounds of muscle. Scherff not only lettered in several high school sports – he was awesome. He played at quarterback as a sophomore. He was all state as a senior offensive lineman. He had 200 yards receiving with 5 TDs as a junior. He lettered in baseball for 4 years. He was 2nd team all-conference in basketball. He lettered in tennis as a freshman. He was all state in track and holds the state record in the shot put.
HE IS A FREAKING ANIMAL!!
I am convinced Scot thinks Brandon Scherff is a better athlete and football player than Leonard Williams. He went BPA – plain and simple.
BTW – Our new DE/OLB named Preston Smith actually significantly outperformed Leonard Williams in ALL combine measureables (out benched Scherff) and shows a better anchor against the run than Williams on film. He was usually asked to play run first in college but shows great explosion and ability to turn the corner when let loose. He was all-SEC at his position. Our new RB named Matt Jones was most certainly not picked to fill a need. He is simply a monster. Can you say Beast Mode?
As the white hot hype of the 2015 NFL Draft melts away into the soft doldrums of the offseason, I thought I’d put together a wallpaper to commemorate the Redskins selections. It was hard to get all ten draft picks on to a wallpaper!
Just click on the image to get the full 1440×900 wallpaper size. Enjoy.
Hail to the Redskins.
I love the Draft. I don’t take the same kind of draftnik approach that I used to and scour over other people’s opinions on players until I have formulated my own full blown draft hypothesis. I respect the people that do, but these days, I take a more relaxed approach.
I don’t profess to know which players will be drafted in all 256 slots. I only know that I enjoy the offseason pageantry that I personally attach to the event. It’s the football equivalent of Christmas in July. Besides, the randomness of it all, makes it tougher to predict than the pokies at www.pokiespalace.com.au.
Here is a look at all ten of the Redskins 2015 NFL Draft selections, as well as some commentary about them… Read the rest of this entry »
Here is what’s going on in Redskins Nation on Draft Day Two…
From the mainstream media:
- After taking OL, LB, RB, Redskins enter Day 3 with 7 picks (The Associated Pr…
- After taking OL, LB, RB, Redskins enter Day 3 with 7 picks
- Posted by Andrew Walker…
Redskins Achieve Goal Of 10 Picks In 2015
- Posted by John Keim…
Redskins GM Scot McCloughan executes his plan
- Posted by Andrew Walker…
Matt Jones? Train Is ?Ready To Run?
- Posted by TEl-Bashir at CSN…
Jay Gruden breaks down the Redskins’ Day 2 draft picks
- Redskins take Mississippi State LB Smith, Florida RB Jones (The Associated Pr…
- Posted by Richard.Tandler@comcastnets.com…
Redskins get physical at running back
From the Redskins Blogosphere:
- Posted by Mark Solway…
NFL Draft ? Redskins Day Two
- Posted by HogHunter…
2015 NFL Draft Day 2: Jay Gruden Presser
- Posted by HogHunter…
RB Matt Jones Talks Getting Drafted, Models Game after Marshawn Lynch
- Posted by Ken Meringolo…
2015 NFL Draft: Washington Redskins Select Matt Jones
- Posted by HogHunter…
2015 NFL Draft: Finishing up the 3rd Round
On Our Message Boards:
- We have two of the top picks in the 4th round…
Posted by fredp45…
Thread: DRAFT DAY THREAD…..2015
- If Zach doesn’t want to play 2nd fiddle there, why would he want to do so here? Is he that much better than what we have? I’m reading that he has a big arm, but he’s slow on progressions, takes too many sacks, holds the ball too long, and has/had character issues.
Posted by Hooligan…
Thread: Drafting a QB?
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Preston Smith was the name Washington called with the 38th overall pick. The Defensive End from Mississippi State was one of this year’s NFL Combine super-risers. He showed great athletecism, and that’s likely what was so attractive to the Redskins.
Smith isn’t the prototypical edge rusher. He will beat guys with power, not speed. He’s also versatile enough to drop off into coverage and fill multiple roles along the evolving Defensive front. He will play linebacker in the base 3-4, but will also see time as a stand up defensive end: Read the rest of this entry »