What happens after the trade, well its simple, NEW FA and DRAFT Talk. We have just obtained the Heisman winner out of Baylor w/ the new trade that has rocked the NFL. And though he was expensive, it was completely worth it. This man is Robert Lee Griffin III. He has the passing accuracy and athletic ability combination that the NFL has never seen before. He is the whole package. Robert has the speed and agility of Michael Vick , the Cam Newton touch on his deep throws, and the Deion Sanders swagger that makes the Redskins Nation go absolutely nuts. Not to mention that he is extremely smart and disciplined. Now that we have the franchise QB what do we do next, solidify the OL, get that #1 receiver, or rebuild that horrific secondary. We can do it all with my perfect plan for FA and the 2012 NFL Draft.
This plan is not very far fetched, but we should begin with FA. If you read my last fan post 'Wide receiver on the mind' you know that imo, we only need one receiver so let's get started.
via FA- We should obtain Vincent Jackson. He is the the best deep threat available through out the draft and free agency that we can get. VJax will also demand double coverage, automatically opening things up for our TEs and slot wide receivers. Then, we could keep the defense off the field so they can have a fresh body every time that they step on the field. And to be honest, I think that he would be a good addition to the locker room as well. Trustworthy LiDainian Tomlinson stated on NFL Network that V Jax is a good guy and that he has completely rehabilitated.
Then to help out with that secondary we need to grab Brandon Carr before the Cowgirls do. There are plenty of things he would help us with next season. 1) His coverage ability would be good enough to be a starter here in Washington. That way we could lower Deangelo on the depth chart after giving up so many TDs over the last 2 season, 13. 2) Carr also has the size to cover guys like Dez Bryant and Hakeem Nicks. 3) Lastly, he should be able to cover well enough for Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo to be able to pin their ears back and rush the QB.
Next, after a very solid free agency we need to do something about the OL via the draft.
1st round: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
-Base on the trade last Friday we have obtained the 2nd pick overall for 1st rounders in 2012, '13, and '14 w/ another 2nd rounder this year. RG3 will make our whole team better. He will keep some pressure off of the OL, help our receiving corps, keep our defense off of the field, and most of all, try to make other teams play from behind.
3rd round: Nate Potter, OT, Boise State
-Here I make a trade where we can fairly trade our 3rd round pick for a 3rd and 4th round pick. Here we trade back with the Tennessee Titans, who would love more picks to help Jake Locker. By giving them our 70th pick overall for their 53rd and 115th picks overall we get extra picks. Nate Potter will fit wondrously into the Shanahan offense. He is athletic, strong, and gave Kellen Moore, a left handed QB, a safe pocket throughout the season. Potter also seems determined to get better after beefing up 10 lbs. so he could do well at the combine, where he benched a very solid 26 reps with a 225 lb. bar.
4th round: De'Quan Menzie, CB, Alabama
-Though he ran slowly during the combine he does not play at that speed. I think De'Quan Menzie is a physical corner who is not afraid to hit someone. He can read screens well, stop a runner in the back field, and has nice coverage skills. All season a lot of QBs threw away from Kirkpatrick and to Menzie. He was able to keep himself together nicely. And the best thing about him is that he is a value pick. Menzie should be taken on the second day of the draft , but will not and will fall to the 4th round. Ahhh..... the greatness of the value pick.
4th round: James-Michael Johnson, MLB, Nevada
-James-Michael is a good, smart, hard-hitting line backer. He kind of reminds me of a new London Fletcher waiting to happen. If we are able to resign London Fletcher, Johnson will be able to learn from one of the best linebackers over the next 2-3 or maybe even 4 years. And as Perry Riley and James-Michael Jonson improve they will only continue our nice linebacker corps. James-Michael Johnson also showed strength and athletic ability at the combine being in the top 5 in almost every category. He is a great mid round pick.
4th round: Brandon Taylor, SS, Louisiana State (LSU)
-First off, Brandon Taylor is a SS, not a FS. He played SS throughout almost all of his career at LSU. He is big, physical safety who happens to be good in coverage. And he's not dumb once his helmet comes off, all do respect to every other NCAA football players. He is extremely underrated. He makes a lot of plays even with so much talent around him. Taylor would be a good back up if we resign Laron Landry. Although, the 'Skins will most likely not resign him and Brandon Taylor will be an immediate starter. He has a lot of potential.
5th round: Grant Garner, C/G, Oklahoma State
-Garner was a solid starter at Oklahoma State. He is a little small, but that is good for a zone blocker. He also consistently opened up holes for Kendall Hunter last year, and kept the pocket clean for Brandon Weeden. He can play center or guard if someone gets hurt. Garner will also provide competition for other interior lineman on the team.
7th round: Darron Thomas, QB, Oregon
7th round picks never really matter but, Darron Thomas is a developmental back up for the 'Skins. If someone gets hurt at QB all we would have is John Beck. We will most likely let Rex go. We either could sign Dennis Dixon for the back up or draft this guy, it doesn't really matter.
Here are the starters for next season.
RB: Roy Helu (resign Hightower. His skill set is a better fit for 3rd down.)
WR: Vincent Jackson and Leonard Hankerson
TE: Fred Davis
LT: Trent Williams
LG: Kory Lichtensteiger
C: Will Montgomery
RG: Chris Chester
RT: Nate Potter
DE: Stephen Bowen and Jarvis Jenkins
NT: Barry Cofield
OLB: Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo
MLB: London Fletcher and Perry Riley
CB: Brandon Carr and Josh Wilson
FS: Oshiomogho Atogwe
SS: Laron Landry/ Brandon Taylor (depends if Laron is resigned.)
-Hopefully next year we could use that 2nd round pick that we kept on a solid player like Baccari Rambo out of Georgia. He is a stellar Free Safety. Look him up.
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