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Redskins Best Case Scenario Comes True With Trade and Kerrigan Pick

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?

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  1. Krem

    April 29, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    I’d prefer that they use the two picks instead of possibly using them to trade up for a quarterback (one of the options floating around). This team still needs a lot of help.

  2. Puttz

    April 29, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    I would like a RT or a C/G with 41. NT is of interest but I liked A Bryant at the end of the year so I wouldn’t use 41 on him.

    Still need DE and CB not to mention QB, RB & WR. I hate to say it but if Ryan Williams is there at 49, I’d take him.

  3. NTPNate

    April 29, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    O-line with the first pick, best available RB with the second. In Torain/Williams I do not trust.

  4. Tad

    April 29, 2011 at 10:43 AM


  5. Unsilent Majority

    April 29, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Acquire another second rounder so that they can draft two wide receivers and a tight end.


  6. d$

    April 29, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Any chance Bowers falls to 41? If so, that would be the steal of the draft. I thought they were nuts not to take him at 16

  7. A Fine Messi

    April 29, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    T George Castanzo with the first pick (convert him to guard) and BEST AVAILABLE PLAYER with second pick. Bowers mayhaps? Still some talent left on the D-Line.

    tempted by the Ginger but that would mess up the skins plans to tank this year to acquire Luck next year.

  8. Some Redskins Fan

    April 29, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Stephen Paea NT, he’s a beast

  9. Jamie Mottram

    April 29, 2011 at 2:23 PM


    Kaepernick would be fun though.

  10. Jez

    April 29, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    I thought passing on Castanzo/Bowers/Phil Taylor was a bit questionable. But best case scenario, I’d like to us take Mallet and Marvin Austin in the 2nd.

  11. Puttz

    April 29, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    I can’t stop having flashbacks to when Vinny made a smart move to trade out of the first round and ended up with 3 #2s. I can’t believe I though he was going to use them on OL/DL instead of 2 busts and a maybe. Because of that I fear we draft Torrey and Titus. Fuck you, Vinny! You’ve been gone for 2 years and you still make me want to punch myself in the balls.

  12. Chris

    April 29, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    O line with both picks. If that happens I will cry tears of joy.

  13. Kev29

    April 29, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    “I can’t stop having flashbacks to when Vinny made a smart move to trade out of the first round and ended up with 3 #2s.”

    How about when he traded 21 for 32 and the Skins ended up with Patrick Ramsey (Ed Reed went to the Ravens with the 24th pick)?

  14. Some Redskins Fan

    April 29, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Wouldn’t mind a WR with one of these picks. I know our passing game isn’t going to be productive anyway with our QB/OL situation, but Anthony Armstrong and Brandon Banks as your 1 and 2? That’s kind of absurd.

  15. Ketel on Rocks

    April 29, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Good 1st pick. Now let’s solidify the lines.

    Adding “skill positions” to this team is like putting rims on a Daewoo.

  16. A Fine Messi

    April 29, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    passed on PAEA for a project. Jenkins look like a best – a fat load of a beast – but big enough to free up our bookend OLBS.

    any good GUARDS left for our 2nd 2nd rnd pick? thought on The Maryland WR?

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