Jay Gruden's first draft as the Redskins Head Coach is over. In case you missed it, here are the draft selections:
Round 2, Pick 15 (47): Trent Murphy (OLB)- Stanford
Round 3, Pick 2 (66): Morgan Moses (OT)- Virginia
Round 3, Pick 14 (78): Spencer Long (G)- Nebraska
Round 4, Pick 2 (102): Bashaud Breeland (CB)- Clemson
Round 5, Pick 2 (142): Ryan Grant (WR)- Tulane
Round 6, Pick 10 (186): Lache Seastrunk (RB)- Baylor
Round 7, Pick 2 (217): Ted Bolser (TE)- Indiana
Round 7, Pick 13 (228): Zach Hocker (K)- Arkansas
The Redskins traded back twice to pick up some extra picks. They managed to get an extra offensive lineman and a kicker through their trading back. In a surprising turn of events, the Redskins did not draft any inside linebackers. The addition of two new, and bigger, offensive lineman will hopefully help keep Robert Griffin III healthy this season. The Tulane product is known for his good hands and special teams experience. They drafted a versatile defensive back who can play cornerback and free safety. They also drafted a former Baylor running back, and speed is his game. Based on their final selection of Hocker, the Redskins really want to improve their special teams play.
What were your thoughts on the Redskins draft? Did you hate it? Love it? And how would you grade it (even though it is way too early for that nonsense)?
Just some side notes know from the draft season, I just want to say thank you to all of the writers who helped during this frantic posting period during the draft. Much appreciation for Marc, Nate, Mike, Bernhard, Chris (iHateDallas), and Alex for all of their hard work during the draft and during the draft profile season. Posting during the draft was nutty, involved tons of confusion, and I am pretty sure I irritated all of the other writers (I'm just assuming I did, score if I didn't). Also, big thanks to Ken for helping during the draft, sorry if you almost had a heart attack. Having 4/7 profiles on the players the Redskins drafted is pretty nice in my opinion. And just as a special note I want everyone to know, Marc wrote 40+ draft profiles during the past few months. He joined the team a month after the rest of us starting writing. The rest of us are still inhaling the dust that he left us in. Fantastic work Marc. That being said, getting 120+ profiles out before the draft is awesome for the team. Let us hope we can profile every prospect for the 2015 draft...good luck us.
Thanks to all the readers for the support during the draft season. Your interest in these prospect profiles kept us going. Thanks everyone.
If there are any prospects you want to read up on, hopefully you can find more on them here.