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Draft throwback: the 2007 first round pick

Did the Redskins do the right thing?

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It's 2019 now, and Adrian Peterson is a Redskin.

Cast your mind back to 2007, the year that AD was drafted.

Joe Gibbs was the coach.

Clinton Portis was a 26-year-old running back, entering his 6th year in the league, and his 4th as a Redskin. Ladell Betts, drafted by Washington in '02, had just signed an extension.

Sean Taylor was a fourth year player whose tragic death was still an unknown future event.

The Redskins had the 6th overall pick in the draft, which they used to select LaRon Landry, defensive back from LSU.

With the 7th pick, the Vikings drafted Adrian Peterson, running back from Oklahoma.


Which player should have been the #6 pick?

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  • 17%
    LaRon Landry
    (188 votes)
  • 82%
    Adrian Peterson
    (875 votes)
1063 votes total Vote Now


Which player taken after #7 would have been the best draft pick for the Redskins in 2007?

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  • 22%
    Patrick Willis, LB
    (274 votes)
  • 3%
    Marshawn Lynch, RB
    (48 votes)
  • 34%
    Darrell Revis, CB
    (414 votes)
  • 0%
    Lawrence Timmons, LB
    (7 votes)
  • 6%
    Joe Staley, OT
    (75 votes)
  • 3%
    Greg Olsen, TE
    (47 votes)
  • 3%
    Eric Weddle, S
    (46 votes)
  • 12%
    Steve Smith, WR
    (155 votes)
  • 11%
    None of the above is a better pick than taking your choice of Landry or Peterson
    (139 votes)
1205 votes total Vote Now