You never know what the Redskins are going to do in real life. GGN reader eighthoursaway tries to give Dan Snyder some advice on what to do.
With the fourth pick of the Gang Green Nation Community Mock Draft, eighthoursaway picks for the Washington Redskins...
Sam BradfordWatching Jason Campbell play quarterback in the NFL is very depressing. He has shown (small) glimpses of promise, but I think it's time to move on and bring in someone fresh. Bradford has great pocket presence and could add some excitement to this team's passing attack. They have plently of talent in the backfield and some decent WRs, not to mention Chris Cooley and Fred Davis, both excellent TEs. Campell still seems uncomfortable in the pocket and I don't see him every getting over that. Change is good.
I am probably one of the biggest critics of Mike Shanahan around. I think he's overrated and is living off three big years at the start of his tenure in Denver. With that said, one thing I will never question is his ability to get the most out of quarterbacks. He got Brian Griese, Jake Plummer, and Jay Cutler to have good years. That's not exactly a trio like Manning, Brady, and Brees. Even though any quarterback taken this high is talented, there is always risk involved. A guy like Shananhan mentoring a young quarterback minimizes that risk and gives Bradford a good situation in which to work.
I don't like Bradford as much as Jimmy Clausen. It doesn't have to do with injuries. It seems like he took a bad hit last year and then tried to come back too soon and aggravated that same injury. He should be fine. It has more to do with Clausen's experience in a pro style system while Bradford played in a gimmicky spread against bad Big XII defenses with a great offensive line. Even so, I like him because of his accuracy. The Redskins are trying to rebuild in a tough division. There's no better way than taking a guy with the goods to become a franchise quarterback, particularly with a coach adept at developing players at the position.
I can't disagree with this pick, even though I see Clausen being the better option, it's close, the reasoning is solid, I have had them taking a QB from the start, I think it's pretty clear they don't have the confidence in Campbell, they have a lot of pieces in place, they just need to get the right signal called. Good pocket, accurate passer, seems like he has a good head on his shoulders. If given the right system I think Bradford can have a good effect on the team. Solid pick, it's the position I would of gone with. Possibility to go with some offensive line help here, but I think you made the righ call getting the signal caller in.
Next up are the Chiefs with michael28102 and the Seahawks with arrowshockey16.
1. St. Louis (David Wyatt)-Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
2. Detroit (TheSanchize6)-Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
3. Tampa Bay (nrmax88)-Russell Okung, T, Oklahoma State
4. Washington (eighthoursaway)-Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma