At first ,I was against giving up so many picks for one guy, our Skins have just not had much luck with this type of thing, in the draft or FA's. I was hoping we would trade back and get more picks blah, blah, blah, another year with no franchise QB. But then, it happened, and we basically gave up a 2nd and 2 1st RD picks. Was it to much or not? Seems like a lot of TV analyst think it was mortgaging the future(hate this term) and a few think it was the right move.
Having said that, and just looking at our 1st RD selections over the past 10 yrs, ( I know the scale it tipped because of Vinny) but I think, now, it was defiantly the right move. I also just read, Holmgren is not happy about not moving up to 2nd spot in the draft. I am sure he saw the value in RG3 as well, so it seems. I was just wondering what you guys thought about what we gave up, considering out last 10yrs of draft picks. I am sure I may not be writing this if Allen & Shanny had drafted for us the last 10 yrs.
I am sure you guys know most this by heart, I had to look-up a few and it was funny seeing the ones I forgot;
Redskins Draft 2002-2011 (IMO)
2011=16th- Ryan K ( great pick, & great move trading back)
2010=4th-T Will ( solid pick, yet to be determined)
2009=13th- Rak (great pick)
2008=no pick, traded back from 21st with Atlanta, 3 2nd Rd picks,( 1 for 3,bad year for WR's,just our luck.)
2007= 6th- Laron( seemed like a good pick, but I say bust, you know, like a bicep about to pop)
2006= no pick, traded for JC in 05' 2nd Rd Rocky Mac ( I love Gibbs & JC as a person, but bad football move)
2005= 9th-Carlos Rogers & 25th-JC ( why couldn't he catch the ball in DC, JC is a capable backup)
2004=5th- #21 ( GREAT PICK, RIP)
2002= 32nd-Patrick Ramsey, trade back from 21st with NE & Oakland, not sure the actual trade details,( not so much)
Seeing this, I think we made the right move, we did make the playoffs in 2005 & 2007, and we have had really good teams that should have made the playoffs at least 1 or 2 other years......but a franchise QB is must in NFL, unless you have a once in a decade Def.... 2 1st & a 2nd Rd pick is worth the risk on RG3, it sure helps the team & fan base, which it seemed like was on the verge of suicide with RexBeck as our QB options next year.
I would love to hear your thoughts as well.....HTTR