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With all the recent talk of the direction of the franchise, I decided to look back to some of our 1st round draft pick history. Unfortunately it was worse than I thought.

Tony Zendejas (supplemental), Bobby Wilson, Desmond Howard, Tom Carter, Heath Shuler, Michael Westbrook, Andre Johnson, Kenard Lang

This is a list of our only first round picks from 1984 to 1997. Over 14 years, this was the best we could get out of our only first round picks. Wow, it's no wonder the storied franchise took a turn for the worse.

This was pre Vincent time too, so maybe a very small amount of my anger towards Vinny is unwarranted. The proverbial cupboards were bare when he took over. Perhaps I had my skins blinders on, but I didn't really realize how bad our drafts were towards the end of the glory years. Granted, this is no excuse for Vinny because he obviously made some major blunders over and over again, but it's no wonder we have had 20+ years of apathy.

Anyway, I said all that to say this... looking back at all of this makes me very happy in how the franchise is now being run under "The Shanny".

Could it be even better? Yes because there have been mistakes made.

Could it be worse? Hell Yes, our history proves that.


Trent Williams, Ryan Kerrigan, RGIII.... I'LL TAKE THAT, even if it means we dont pick in the first round again next year. Our future is bright. Hopefully we can change recent Redskins tradition and build around these guys for years to come.

What do you guys/gals think? Let the bashing commence!



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