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The Guy No One is Talking about @ 4


With the third pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Kansas City Chiefs select Tyson Jackson, Defensive End, Louisiana State University

 

Last year the Chiefs surprised alot of people by reaching on a player that, in their opinion, was going to fit a very important role in their new defensive philosophy. A guy who was going to be able to play a position that 1) no one on their current team was suited to play and 2) that not all players listed at his position could play.

 

Here we find ourselves 11 months later with the Redskins in a very similar situation. New Coach trying to install a new defensive philosophy trying to figure out how he is going to force a square peg into a round hole. Sure they have a guy who might be able to fill the spot but he has already came out and said he wants nothing to do with it. The big difference... KC needed a DE and the skins need a NT (for those not famaliar with a 34 nt importance >>> de importance). You dont have to travel far up 95 to find out how important a strong NT is for a 34 defense to succeed. People were calling Ray lewis old, washed up... the Ravens bring in Haloti Ngata and he has been reborn ever since.

 

Albert Haynesworth is a monster. A defensive force that a 34 d-line needs to keep athletic LBers running free. With that being said, I dont think he is going to fit as your NT. I dont think he has the conditioning to be the rock that this team needs in the center of the line or (more importantly) the ego that will let him take a "let the other players shine" role like NT. It would be like asking Clinton Portis to move to fullback and start blocking for ladell betts.

 

Thats why I wouldnt be surprised if your guy at #4 and am so surprised that no one has mentioned him earlier. Without any further adu... With the 4th pick in the 2010 NFL draft the Washington Redskins select Dan Williams, Defensive Tackle, University of Tennessee.

 

Do I think there is a possibility their actual target is picking up Mt Cody in the 2nd round... sure, but thats one hell of a risk assuming he is going to drop that far. Then they are forced into 1) reaaaaally reaching on a player like Cam Thomas or 2) waiting til the 4th round where pickings are gonna be pretty slim.

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