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2010 Draft - Offensive Line


I've never seen more of a debacle at O-line than we currently have here with the Washington Redskins.  We've waited far too long to seriously address the O-line in the draft and it clearly shows.  Free agent O-linemen are often used up old guys or injury prone, so I don't think that free agency is a good way to address this need.  We need a group of young prospects who can grow and develop together.  The only way to successfully accomplish this is to use every draft pick we have this year on Offensive Linemen. 

I'm assuming that we'll have two picks in the top 37 this year (1st and 2nd round).  We can definitely pick up two potential pro-bowl linemen with those two picks if we do our homework.  Our next picks are then in the 4th, 5th and 7th rounds.  It has been shown in the past that you can pick up some quality depth for the O-line and even some diamonds in the rough.  That would be 5 young offensive linemen.  You can then have a completely open competition in camp for the starting jobs.  Competition for playing time brings out the best in NFL players.  IF, we stick to this plan, then we should have a much improved offensive line next year and one that would only get better with time (like a fine wine).  Then, once we have a youthful talented O-line we can aggressively fill in the skill positions through free agency or through future drafts.  We can then draft a QB in the first round of the 2011 draft who would most likely thrive with a young O-line with a year of experience under their belts.  Hell we could even draft a top notch young running back in 2011 if we so choose.  It's time to start getting younger and clearly the biggest need for that is on the O-line.   

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