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Hogs Haven selects Jamaal Anderson

With the #6 pick in the SportsBlog Nation Mock Draft, the Washington Redskins select Defensive End Jamaal Anderson out of Arkansas.

The pick itself was a no-brainer given the Redskins needs and who was available. It was always (in my mind) a decision betwix and between Anderson and Gaines Adams. With Adams off the board (he went to Detroit), I default to Jamaal Anderson. I like Amobi Okoye at DT, though I feel more comfortable in the middle of our Defensive Line given the progress of Kedric Golston and, to a lesser extent, Anthony Montgomery. There's at least a partial youth movement there as Golston semi-replaced Joe Salave'a in 2006. Alan Branch's plummeting stock was enough to scare me away from choosing him.

Really what I wanted was to trade down and acquire some extra day one draft picks, as the Redskins are short a 2nd, 3rd, 4th rounders. Unfortunately, no serious offers were presented for the #6 pick and thus I went with need. I couldn't have asked for a better situation as both Brady Quinn and Adrian Peterson fell to me here, though apparently no one else wanted to move up to snag them. I hope the real Redskins have better luck trading down.

Feel free to criticize the move in the comments section, though know I did everything possible to get the pick traded down.

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