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Daily Slop: Marcus Mariota Will Prove There Are Phones in Hawaii on Draft Day

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How much can Redskins get in trade for No. 5 pick? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Peter King of the MMQB released his "best guess" draft, and suggested that exact scenario. Jameis Winston at No. 1, Mariota at 2, and then the Redskins make a trade out of the 5th spot. King predicts the Redskins trade the pick with St. Louis, giving up the No. 5 pick in exchange for No. 10 and the 72nd pick. "Washington GM Scot McCloughan badly wants to trade this pick, because his needs don’t match with the players on the board," King said.

Knighton's decision to bet on himself impressed Redskins | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Terrance Knighton impressed Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan on film. Then he impressed McCloughan at the bargaining table. McCloughan said recently that Knighton’s decision to accept a ‘prove-it’ contract reflects positively on his self-confidence and drive.

Report: Marcus Mariota will not attend NFL Draft -
Telephones in Hawaii?

Redskins Draft: More Big Players Than Big Names
Listen closely to Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan and you might gain insight on the team's draft plans. McCloughan, smartly, doesn't tip his actions entirely, but his initial press conference Jan. 19 on how the team would approach free agency proved true. The team added several contributors at a fair price, but no longer spent big money on aging stars. McCloughan said he'd rarely sign a veteran older than 30, and he didn't. | Cheerleader Rookie Voting | Sean Taylor Tribute
Happy birthday to Sean Taylor, who would have turned 32 today. You are greatly missed. #ST21

Mel Kiper says trading is 'perfect situation' for Washington Redskins - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
Kiper: "They could take a quarterback, knowing RG3 is not someone you can say definitively is going to be elite anymore. Can he stay healthy? With the concerns with RG3, you have to do some things at quarterback to say, 'OK, we can’t put it all on RG.' Mariota needs to be developed and you have a situation in Washington that you could do that, having RG3 and [Kirk] Cousins and [Colt] McCoy."

Inside The Numbers: Redskins Receivers
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25 Redskins questions: Who replaces Orakpo? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Who will replace Brian Orakpo? Brian Orakpo’s hot-and-cold six-year run with the Redskins came to and end last month when he signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Titans. And while some fans were happy to see the injury-prone linebacker leave, his departure still creates a hole in the defense that must be filled. You can’t just subtract the 40 sacks Orakpo produced since 2009 and not feel some effect. Trent Murphy stepped into the starting role when Orakpo suffered a season-ending injury in Week 7 last season and showed some promise, but it’s unclear if he can develop into a dynamic pass rusher. Does that uncertainty mean the Redskins need to look for an upgrade?

Need to Know: Backup running back by committee for the Redskins? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
With running back Roy Helu gone in free agency, the Redskins have a large hole to fill. Last year Alfred Morris played 616 snaps and Helu played 382. Silas Redd (55 snaps) and Chris Thompson (31) both played sparingly and mostly in either garbage time or late in the season when the Redskins were playing out the string.