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Brandon Scherff: #WallpaperWednesday


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It’s #WallpaperWesday again at thehogs.net.

This week…

Brandon Scherff, as The Punisher.

Punisher

Seemed appropriate. He may not have been perfect so far, but he has been pretty darn effective, and hasn’t made many mistakes. Keep grinding rookie, your efforts are not unnoticed.

Hail to the Redskins.

Follow me on twitter @TheHogsdotNet. Please feel free to share the graphic there and anywhere else too!!

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Scherff Deal Done


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And then there were ten. As in all ten of the Redskins 2015 NFL Draft picks have now signed their rookie contracts and will be available for immediate action.

While terms of the deal are not yet known, Brandon Scherff is believed to have signed a deal worth a guaranteed $22.6 million, with a reported $13.7 million in signing bonus. It is a four year deal with a team option for the fifth year – as stipulated by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Scherff is just the third offensive lineman selected by Washington in the first round of the draft, in the last 15 years (Chris Samuels , Trent Williams). Read the rest of this entry »

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Did Scot Pick the Best Players Available?


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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?

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Redskins 2015 Draft Haul


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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 »

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Shareable Scherff Graphics


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My apologies to those of you have already picked them up on Twitter or Facebook, but here are a couple of Brandon Scherff graphics that I posted today.

Happy Draft Day 2! Read the rest of this entry »

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Redskins Select Scherff With Fifth Overall Pick


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With the fifth overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected offensive lineman Brandon Scherff.

He may move inside and play guard at the next level, but it’s probable that the Redskins just landed a piece of their offensive line for the next 5 to 10 years. Given the climate along the line for the last 5-10 years, they have to start immediately.

The 6’5″, 320 pound leader from Iowa, is a great start. Alfred Morris might want to buddy up early, because this guy will pave roads for the running back, and likely as soon as 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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