which will not get us into the competitive drafting University of our dreams.
Hat Tip: Blogging the Boys
ESPN compiled the draft grades from all the BIG STAR talking heads, and they wouldn't have those jobs if they weren't like, geniuses. The Redskins scored a 1.2 which makes us the dumbest student in the class. The Seahawks were the next dumbest with a 1.6.
This was expected given our paucity of picks. The overall sentiment is that we hit an outstanding defensive prospect in Landry but simply lacked the fire power to receive a good draft day grade. Also our unwillingness to draft a D-Linemen raised some eyebrows. A sampling:
Czar's breakdown: The Redskins never materialized on the trading stage like everyone thought they might. They didn't make a deal to get Chicago LB Lance Briggs or to trade up in the draft for Tech receiver Calvin Johnson. Stuck with the sixth overall pick, LSU safety LaRon Landry was a rock solid pick, although some questioned his intelligence and whether or not he can make the defensive signal calls. He can tackle and make plays and has tremendous football instincts. Washington only had five picks. USC linebacker Dallas Sartz was taken in the fifth round and he will be a special teams' player this season. Pitt LB H.B. Blades has great bloodlines, the son of former Lions safety Bennie Blades. The Redskins closed their draft by selecting Carson Palmer's brother, Jordan Palmer, with their last pick. Palmer broke most of the passing records at UTEP, performing well in coach Mike Price's complicated system.
Laron Landry was our favorite defensive player in the draft, but he could be an awkward fit next to Sean Taylor Washington gets this grade, however, because it dealt away middle-round picks last year for T.J. Duckett ... who's now in Detroit.
Check ya later.