Yesterday, we described the absolute best case scenario for the Redskins’ first round of the draft:
ABSOLUTE BEST CASE: They trade back, get more picks and use them to fill needs on both sides of the line.
And wouldn’t you know it, that’s exactly what happened. Which is kind of shocking, considering this is the Redskins. But it’s also a great sign for a team that has spent the past decade making a mess of the draft.
So, now we welcome Ryan Kerrigan to the Skins, a pass-rushing defensive end who will play the outside linebacker role opposite Orakpo in the 3-4. It certainly fills a huge need for Washington, and it isn’t Christian Ponder (lol vikings). For better analysis than we could provide, check out Doug Farrar’s breakdown of Kerrigan’s pros and cons at Shutdown Corner.
The best case scenario coming true now means tonight offers some extra excitement with the Skins holding TWO second round picks. Of course, “excitement” doesn’t necessarily imply that it’ll be a positive experience. Look no further than the last time the Skins had two second round selections — we ended up with Kelly and Thomas. There are still plenty of talented linemen available, so let’s hope the Skins continue down that path. Although it wouldn’t be a surprise if they go QB and select Dalton/Mallett/Kaepernick. Which, while not ideal, isn’t Christian Ponder in the first round.
What say YOU, Skins fans. What do you want to see them do with their two picks tonight?
(Image via Brian McCarthy via Matt Terl)