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Rivera also just mentioned how Gibson played some wildcat quarterback at Memphis.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) April 25, 2020
"This is a very multi-talented young man."
Turns out Antonio Gibson's family is from the D.C. area. Apparently the Redskins only draft players with that background.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) April 25, 2020
#Redskins DL in new 4-3 w/ their "age-..." seasons for 2020. 7 of 8 are 26 or less, and that's not including Ryan Anderson (age-26):— Al Galdi (@AlGaldi) April 24, 2020
Chase Young - 21
Daron Payne - 23
Tim Settle - 23
Montez Sweat - 24
Jonathan Allen - 25
Matt Ioannidis - 26
Caleb Brantley - 26
Ryan Kerrigan - 32
I think D'Andre Swift is faster than the 4.48 he ran at the combine. I loved him at Georgia. That said, I don't really get why the Lions just drafted him.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) April 24, 2020
Would have been Pittman and last year's 2nd round pick— Scott Jennings (@ScottJenningsHH) April 24, 2020
You know, Detroit just took a second-round running back two years ago. You shouldn't be taking running backs in the second round twice in three years.— Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) April 24, 2020
Lions should have a nice 1-2 punch in their backfield with Kerryon Johnson and Swift.— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) April 24, 2020
Giants get safety Xavier McKinney, who is regarded as the top safety in the draft. They need help on defense for sure. managed only 16 takeaways last year.— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) April 24, 2020
The Giants needed a free safety and they took one who conventional wisdom expected to go 15-20 picks ago. That seems like a really good pick to me.— Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) April 24, 2020
I expected the Pats to take a safety. I didn't expect it to be this one. https://t.co/3lWpv5cjhP— Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) April 24, 2020
Draft pick: “I had a tragic death in my family”— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) April 25, 2020
On one hand, the Colts took our top BackCAST running back prospect ever. On the other hand, it's still a running back and they traded up to do it.— Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) April 24, 2020
Night and Day— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) April 24, 2020
QB Philip Rivers
WR TY Hilton
WR Michael Pittman
RB Jonathan Taylor
QB Jacoby Brissett
WR TY Hilton
WR Zach Pascal
RB Marlon Mack
The Bears drafted a Tight End? They already had 8 on the roster pic.twitter.com/YCWRRNFt70— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) April 25, 2020
Jedrick Wills and Grant Delpit are the best back-to-back draft picks I can remember for the Browns in...maybe ever.— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) April 25, 2020
Two future Pro Bowlers right there.
Bucs take Antoine Winfield Jr. at pick No. 45.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 25, 2020
His dad was born on June 24, 1977.
His new quarterback was born on August 3, 1977.
Everything is coming up Drew Lock. He's going to be throwing to— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) April 25, 2020
WR Courland Sutton
WR Jerry Jeudy
WR KJ Hamler
TE Noah Fant
Said earlier but Skins only interested in picks from Minn. https://t.co/bASOonuTj8— John Keim (@john_keim) April 25, 2020
Boss just texted, “What is going on with AJ Epenesa?” Had a chat with a personnel guy who predicted he’d slide. “Just nothing exceptional about him. But watch, in a few years we’ll all say, ‘He’s just a really good player and we totally overthought that.’”— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 25, 2020
Chase Claypool has been mocked to the Redskins at 66 for months. He just went 49. Flew up draft boards. 6-foot-4 WR from Notre Dame who is going to be a problem in the AFC North. #Steelers.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) April 25, 2020
If the first 16 picks played out a certain way, CB Trevon Diggs was a player the #Cowboys were STRONGLY considering in the 1st round at No. 17. And now they get him at No. 51.— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) April 25, 2020
Ideal scenario for Dallas.
Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb in the first round, Alabama CB Trevon Diggs in the second. This is shaping up to be an excellent draft for Dallas— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 25, 2020
Eagles draft Jalen Hurts in the second round. Interesting. Carson Wentz is their guy, but durability has been an issue.— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) April 25, 2020
???— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) April 25, 2020
Any time you fall in love with a non-Day 1 quarterback, you should take him. Period. Regardless of roster situation.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) April 25, 2020
Eagles be like... We can't deal with Wentz being allergic to the playoffs anymore. pic.twitter.com/f0r8t9gDlg— George Carmi (@Gcarmi21) April 25, 2020
Did Jordan Palmer just say Jalen Hurts could provide contributions this year on special teams coverage units? I think he did. pic.twitter.com/2aTnbHJE48— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) April 25, 2020
As @mikegarafolo said, the idea of Jalen Hurts in a Taysom Hill role while he develops makes sense. It’s something scouts and coaches were talking about as they evaluated him. pic.twitter.com/fYJjhVhtUx— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 25, 2020
I love how much Eagles fans hate their draft picks https://t.co/wlLNh4aP0A— Hogs Haven (@HogsHaven) April 25, 2020
I can see the pros and cons of the Eagles move. If they see him as a higher end backup if (when?) Wentz gets hurt it makes sense because losing the QB is a disaster. If they see a way to flip him for a 1 in 2 years it makes sense. If a gadget guy? Thats a waste.— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) April 25, 2020
#Eagles GM Howie Roseman reiterates the team's belief in Carson Wentz, gave him a heads up. "For better or worse, we're quarterback developers. We want to be a quarterback factory." Like Jalen Hurts as a player, person and teammate.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 25, 2020
Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram, J.K. Dobbins, and Justice Hill. If the Ravens wanted to they could run the Triple Option and be successful.— Steve Shoup (@Steveospeak) April 25, 2020
The Rams are firmly to blame for the Ravens drafting JK Dobbins... Three picks earlier, with Dobbins on the board, the Rams drafted RB Cam Akers from FSU. What kind of crayon-eating window-licker would take Cam Akers over JK Dobbins!!?? pic.twitter.com/GJJATDlmgC— Roberto Shenanigans (@Rob_Shenanigans) April 25, 2020
With the #Vikings using the No. 58 pick on Boise State OL Ezra Cleveland, a trade for #Redskins LT Trent Williams is now off the table, sources tell me and @RapSheet.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 25, 2020
Minnesota had extensive discussions with Washington, which never pulled the trigger on a deal.
They took Cleveland. Trent, the ball is in your court.— The Redskins Wire (@TheRedskinsWire) April 25, 2020
The Vikings just got their offensive tackle in the 2nd round. So you might still be able to wear that Trent Williams jersey to Fedex Field this year.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) April 25, 2020
Earlier this week I was told Redskins receiving nothing but low ball offers. Then all these teams drafted tackles.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) April 25, 2020
Maybe LAC, Denver, SF or a sleeper team get creative with a 2021 pick. https://t.co/3gePlsyJ8b
Hit rates on WRs drafted in the 2nd round is around 37%. Bust rates around 45%.— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) April 25, 2020
Kliff and Belichick have different tastes in interior design.— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) April 25, 2020
“Bill, Apple isn’t a league sponsor, so maybe you could put something team-related over the logo on your computer?” pic.twitter.com/sQyD31Gy7U— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 25, 2020
Someone go find Aaron Rodgers and make sure he's not near any bridges.— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) April 25, 2020
Gutekunst's plan...— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) April 25, 2020
1. Let's replace Aaron Rodgers who is on a 4 year deal
2. Let's replace Aaron Jones who led the NFL in TDs
Jonathan Taylor just called Philip Rivers "Mr. Rivers."— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) April 25, 2020
That's it. That's the tweet.
#Redskins wanted to get Dwayne Haskins a weapon. They drafted a Swiss army knife in Antonio Gibson who is a weapon in multiple spots.— Paul Conner (@P_ConnerJr) April 25, 2020
Memphis' Antonio Gibson ran a 4.39 40-yard dash. More catches in college than carries.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) April 25, 2020
Scott Turner loves versatile weapons on offense. Gibson is exactly that, can line up at RB and WR. #Redskins land another weapon for Haskins— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) April 25, 2020
We know that Scott Turner likes gadget players. He just got his Curtis Samuel. Gibson and Steven Sims together? Whole lotta dangerous possibility.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) April 25, 2020
And of course that’s on top of McLaurin. Holy speed.
Memphis WR/RB Antonio Gibson is a really interesting prospect.— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 17, 2020
Absolutely electric no matter how he's involved - a it's a big-play waiting to happen.
6'0", 228 pounds, 21-years old.
4.39 40 time.
Can play multiple positions.
Has plus return ability.
Tough runner to bring down. pic.twitter.com/HvR61Rb6L1
It's extremely misleading to characterize Antonio Gibson as a receiver and call him a swiss-army guy— Thor Nystrom (@thorku) April 25, 2020
He can't run routes
He is an insane insane athlete tho -- didn't play RB at Memphis, had less than 100 touches, but big ceiling if everything clicks as an RB
Antonio Gibson one of my favorite players in draft. I compare him to 2 players... Alvin Kamara & Cordarrelle Patterson. Positionless Football is real and he’s an ideal fit.#HTTR— Chad Forbes (@NFLDraftBites) April 25, 2020
I didn't think Washington would take Antonio Gibson, but man, big draft crush of mine.— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) April 25, 2020
Really wanted him to make it to Tampa at 76
#Redskins tabbed an ascending player #AntonioGibson scored 14 touchdowns on 77 career offensive touches, 33 of which were carries. He was finally put into the backfield halfway through 2019 as a hybrid receiver/running back, and he excelled. His confidence grew— Dan Shonka (@Ourlads_Shonka) April 25, 2020
Kyle Smith on Antonio Gibson: “He’s a Swiss Army knife”— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) April 25, 2020
With the 66th pick, the Redskins take Antonio Gibson, WR, from Memphis. He was touted as the most explosive player in the draft!!! #Redskins #Tigers #widereceiver @CSNMA @team980 @RedskinsSuite #HTTR https://t.co/4SDss5eZCw— Brian Mitchell (@BMitchliveNBCS) April 25, 2020
Memphis RB/WR Antonio Gibson has 77 career offensive touches in 2 seasons. Amazing depth chart Memphis had in 2018..— Chad Forbes (@NFLDraftBites) April 7, 2020
Conference STs Player of Yr. JUCO Transfer. Big time talent. “Face Times” will impact his slot big time.
Rivera says Gibson has a skill set similar to Christian McCaffrey.. In college, lined up in backfield, in slot a lot too.— John Keim (@john_keim) April 25, 2020
Antonio Gibson is pretty raw. Game breaking speed. Just find a way to get the ball in his hands.— Paul Conner (@P_ConnerJr) April 25, 2020
Scott Turner got an opportunity to play with toys McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel in CAR. Along that thinking.
I didn't see Gibson coming but I love the process. He is a burner who has positional versatility (Kyle Smith a staple) who has a chance to make chunk yardage plays. I save my frustration for picks that don't net guys that run under 4.4.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) April 25, 2020
Ablaze with Antonio Gibson love.— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) April 25, 2020
Not a bad draft going for Washington taking Chase Young #2 overall and the dynamic Gibson in the 3rd.
.@redskins @MemphisFB @AntonioGibson14 is simply a “playmaker” It’s up to Scott Turner; OC, to find creative ways to utilize his skills. Has a chance to leave his mark quickly. #tigers #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/uLZxt2C4MB— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) April 25, 2020
Antonio Gibson has 8 5/8 baby hands. Probably why many saw him more as a RB in pros than WR.— Paul Conner (@P_ConnerJr) April 25, 2020
JD Mckissic was brought in for same swiss-army reason. RB room is getting full.
Like the Antonio Gibson pick for WSH. After McLaurin there's not a ton of offensive passing down weapons for Haskins. Having someone with versatility that they can use to exploit matchups all over the field will help an offense that will need to be creative next year....— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) April 25, 2020
Ron Rivera said Bryce Love remains in rehab. Hasn't been able to see him because of rules, but says he's been working with training staff #HTTR— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) April 25, 2020
#Redskins now have added Gibson to Steven Sims and J.D. McKissic as guys that can line up all over the place. All three can line up outside, in the slot and in the backfield.— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) April 25, 2020
WR and RB and Kick Return... done. https://t.co/3fkp0PoW4h— Julie Donaldson (@JDonaldsonNBCS) April 25, 2020
I'm told the Redskins plan to play Memphis' Antonio Gibson as both a receiver and a back, and the expectation is that he'll practice at and learn each spot.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 25, 2020
Staff had versatile types McCaffrey and Samuel in Carolina. Hope is, Gibson will be more of a true hybrid than either.
Antonio Gibson broke 33 tackles on 77 career touches at Memphis and ran a 4.39 at the combine. He could legitimately be the best RB in this class but we just didn't get to see him— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) April 25, 2020
Just got off the line with Adrian Peterson. His message to Memphis RB Antonio Gibson: "Welcome Aboard." Peterson also might have a nice update on something else later.— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 25, 2020
With pick 66 in the 2020 NFL Draft, the #Redskins selected Antonio Gibson, WR, Memphis.— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) April 25, 2020
He posted an elite #RAS with good size, great speed, okay explosiveness, at the WR position.https://t.co/nLKxj5dpMO#HTTR pic.twitter.com/6nHpH8yS65
Rivera said Gibson's special teams contributions were a factor in his selection. "This guy is going to get on the field for us early."— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) April 25, 2020
Antonio Gibson is on the line. "I was getting a lot of phone calls, but it kind of shocked me when the Redskins called me."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) April 25, 2020
"I'd definitely like to compare myself to him. That's exactly what I want to do." On the comparison between him and Christian McCaffrey #HTTR— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) April 25, 2020
Antonio Gibson said his favorite play as a WR is anything where he can take the top off, and as a RB a pitch something outside zone. He likes being in space #HTTR— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) April 25, 2020
For anyone questioning the Antonio Gibson pick at No. 66: Rivera made multiple comparisons to Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey, who happens to be the NFL's highest-paid RB of all time.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) April 25, 2020
After checking in with #Redskins sources:— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) April 25, 2020
They view Antonio Gibson as a RB who can and will line up all over the field. They want to run more 21 personnel with him and another back on the field together. You'll see him and AP or Guice on field at same time.
McKissic will be their third down RB. Gibson will be a weapon. Could use both at times on the field. https://t.co/JJpPw2vBip— John Keim (@john_keim) April 25, 2020
Antonio Gibson has been a favorite of some guys in the building since early in the draft process. Most notably, Scott Turner. I’m sure he’s salivating over the opportunity to use Gibson. #Redskins— manny benton (@manny_benton) April 25, 2020
Newest #Redskin Antonio Gibson ran the fifth-fastest 40 time among WRs/RBs at the NFL Combine (4.39 seconds).— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) April 25, 2020
Those players' average weight is 191.2 pounds. Gibson is listed at 228 pounds. Unique blend of size/speed.
WATCH: Redskins' Antonio Gibson insane college highlight reel https://t.co/9KPdKXi0Qj— The Redskins Wire (@TheRedskinsWire) April 25, 2020
Scott Turner certainly has experience with players who win after the catch— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) April 25, 2020
Antonio Gibson could be next https://t.co/PrnBIVfQUm
Hey, @Redskins fans -- your offense just got freaky with Antonio Gibson. Imagine DK Metcalf, but also as a running back, and you'll have an idea. I recently watched tape with him. https://t.co/t1moI806Ra— Doug Farrar (@NFL_DougFarrar) April 25, 2020
What Redskins' selection of RB Antonio Gibson tells us about Bryce Love https://t.co/X9NO68GwEc— The Redskins Wire (@TheRedskinsWire) April 25, 2020
Ron Rivera if a Trent Williams trade is now unlikely: "We'll wait and see. There's no rush. There's no hurry. ... We'll just keep working on it."— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) April 25, 2020
Added: "We'll have to wait and see. We're not going to speculate on something that's an ongoing situation."
It sure does seem like Trent will remain in town. I’m sure he would be welcomed back with open arms. It’s just my own inkling. ♂️— Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) April 25, 2020
One thing Ron Rivera told me the other day: Wanted to try and add another pick in the 3rd (or the 4th).. Good spots to find solid talent in this draft. They have 2 fourth-round picks to dangle. And an offensive tackle— John Keim (@john_keim) April 25, 2020
Mekhi Becton.— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) April 25, 2020
Just on first reaction and gut feelings, this might be the best Jets draft class I've ever seen and we're not even through the third round.
18 of the first 87 picks in the draft have been from either LSU or Alabama. That's over 20%. Football factories.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 25, 2020
Texans had a deal with Detroit for the 90th pick but Lions backed out at last instant and Bill O’Brien was furious. You could tell by his reaction on TV. They selected OLB Jonathan Greenard with their pick.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) April 25, 2020
Ravens are having a fantastic draft. Queen and Harrison were two really good off ball LBs, added a top interior DL and a good RB and WR. Wow. So impressed with what they've done— Steve Shoup (@Steveospeak) April 25, 2020
The Ravens continue to kill the draft... Every... Fucking... Year. pic.twitter.com/mbAEO84pFu— Roberto Shenanigans (@Rob_Shenanigans) April 25, 2020
Hokies tight end Dalton Keene, and his mustache, taken by the Patriots in the third round: https://t.co/3hZNozuweE— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) April 25, 2020
This year marks the first time the Patriots have selected two tight ends in the same draft since 2010, when they took Rob Gronkowski in round two and Aaron Hernandez in round four. https://t.co/tcMJc2iI2p— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 25, 2020
So the Berry/DePodesta draft strategy is coming into view. They traded back twice in 3 rounds and all of their selections were positions of need. They threw Best Player Available out the window.— Roberto Shenanigans (@Rob_Shenanigans) April 25, 2020
Draft the position. If that guy ain't going nowhere, trade down and wait for him.
With the #Vikings trading out from No. 105, they have selected four players through the draft's first two days ... and have another 13 (!!) picks tomorrow.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 25, 2020
Goodell should announce the last pick in pajamas, with slippers on and a robe.— John Keim (@john_keim) April 25, 2020
I'm giggling to myself every shot that cuts to Goodell now. Dude is done!— Robbie Duncan (@RobbieDuncanOL) April 25, 2020
"And now for the 221st pick in the 2020 NFL Draft we cross back live to Commissioner Goodell..." pic.twitter.com/EtEV20ZETm— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoRCC) April 25, 2020
When it’s past midnight and— Will Blackmon (@WillBlackmon) April 25, 2020
Roger Goodell has another
African last name to pronounce pic.twitter.com/xcMWk5E1j1
Just realizing that the Packers current QBs are A-Rod & J-Lo.— Andy Herman (@AndyHermanNFL) April 24, 2020
The NFL gets a lot of sh-- wrong but last night was not one of those moments. They pulled it off, and did so wonderfully, and with decency and sincerity. Even the dude on the toilet was okay.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) April 24, 2020
Remember those GMs who insisted the NFL draft couldn't be done this way and shouldn't be conducted under these circumstances?— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) April 25, 2020
Kliff might have the better yard but McVay has the view!— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) April 25, 2020