Mister Irrelevant has his own blogger reaction roundup, and does a better job than yours truly of addressing the overall feeling with brevity.
Redskins Insider is plastered with great Draft coverage. I do not want to rip everything from there, but Jason sheds some light on the Landry pick, explaining partially why a trade down was not feasible. Oh well:
Running Redskins on pedigree... or is it nepotism? You decide:
Anthony Brown has the scouting report for all our 2nd day draft picks, with some encouraging words on our new backup OLB, Dallas Sartz:
Lots going on at AOL Fanhouse so I'll try and summarize as best I can. Adam Rank says almost all -- paint me skeptical -- of Landry's hits were "were illegal and would be subject to a fine in the NFL". He does an admirable enough job breaking down the film and I think there's an appreciable point here. At times last year Sean Taylor was drawing what were, in my clearly biased opinion, mickey mouse flags. The last thing we want is for either Landry or Taylor to develop a reputation that predicts penalties.
Ryan Wilson wonders whether Vinny hates the defensive line. Doesn't even need to be asked as it is now apparent that the Redskins do, in fact, hate the defensive line. Or else they are far more confident in that unit than at least one observer of his favorite team; me. As Ryan put it:
I guess head coach-defense Gregg Williams has faith that the pass coverage will improve a million percent and the pass rush will take care of itself. That's a lot of faith.
I don't know how Michael David Smith knows this kind of thing (the man has forgotten more football than I'll ever know) but we're the only ones with a thing for Larons:
Sportz Assassin votes Right Thing when it comes to Landry and I will concur, tentatively. I would have traded down but perhaps said deal wasn't available. Vinny made clear at the Press Briefing that the 'Skins operate strictly by the Draft Value Chart and it would have been very difficult to get that kind of return in this year's draft for the #6 pick.
A busy SA also provides video evidence that Landry + Taylor = bodybags.
Ultimately, Fanhouse assigns the Redskins a C- draft in virtue of the limited picks and the failure to address the Defensive Line. This is a fair grade, in my opinion.
Tandler gets a holler for being right. Good prediction.
Melinda Waldrop has a very interesting quote from one of the newest Redskins:
DJ at War Cry! live blogged this mother and did an excellent job. Mister Potato Head feels the fury, as DJ expressed some consternation with the Landry pick:
1:16 pm: With the 6th pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins select LSU Safety Laron Landry. I'm speechless. I'm going to walk this off and leave the room right now before my widescreen receives a gigantic crack from a flung Mr. Potato Head.
1:33pm: Deep Breath I'm back and I'm pissed, shocked, devastated and flat out confused. I didn't throw the Mr. Potato Head, but I did kick him across the room.
Did it make sense for the Redskins to select LaRon? Ryan O'Halloran votes Not Really.
Blogging prodigy and clear heir apparent to the Redskins Blogosphere, DC Sports Kid wanted Calvin Johnson but also cryptically adds this:
Ginormous thanks and shameless self-plug to Hogs Haven's Draft Blogging complements of Burgundy and Gold. He came through in the clutch for an incognito Skin Patrol and for that I appreciate it. This site is made by the reader(s) (who may or may not exist in the dozens of persons) and I wouldn't be doing this if not for you. HTTR.
Aaaaaaand that's a Blog recap of the Redskins draft. As I said above, a detailed Hogs Haven recap is pending and should be up by tomorrow evening at the latest. In the meantime, I'm swamped with Real Life responsibilities that will hopefully be taken care of by week's end. I demand reader(s) take it away by taking advantage of the Diaries section.