I should qualify that title. The Titans think Anderson is a stud, that they might want the #6 pick is just wishful thinking on my part.
Per The Morning News:
But Washburn, the former Arkansas defensive line coach, had his guys chomping at the bit to take Anderson until the 6-foot-6, 286-pounder saw his stock soar in the last month.
"I want Anderson, I really like him," said Washburn, veteran defensive line coach with the Titans. "I was thinking about ways to make sure our head coach (Jeff Fisher) and general manager (Mike Reinfeldt) remembered him when we were at the combine."
"It's almost scary how high he's listed for as little as he's played at the position. But he's a true defensive end. He's 6-6, 286 and he can run. So he's not one of those 'tweener guys. He isn't someone you are trying to project and say, 'Well, he isn't big enough, or he isn't good enough as a pass rusher. He is all you want to play that position."
I think that's fustian praise though I invite it happily. Increased Anderson stock is only good for the Redskins. If he is half as good a prospect as the article makes him out to be, than we can't really miss by selecting him at #6. And if other teams (or the Titans) take an interest in him, that increases our ability to trade down from the #6 as he climbs in importance on Draft boards. The Titans have 10 draft picks, including two fourth rounders, and thus have a lot of (draft) love to give in a trade. I believe Adam Carriker will be available at 19 and am comfortable scooping him as a future replacement of Phillip Daniels. Those extra picks are necessary, in my opinion.
But, worst case scenario, we take Anderson (or Adams if he falls) at #6 and I'm one happy camper. If Jim Washburn is taken at his word, Jamaal is a truly special prospect with an enormous upside.