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#16) Jahan Dotson--WR--Penn ST. (Traded from #11 to #16 w/Saints.

16th 1st Rd) WR Jahan Dotson, Penn ST.

47th 2nd Rd) DT Phidarian Mathis, Alabama

113th 3rd Rd) RB Brian Robinson, Alabama

120th 4th Rd) S Percy Butler, Louisiana Lafayette

189th 5th Rd) QB Sam Howell, North Carolina

230th 7th Rd) G Chris Paul, Tulsa

240th 7th Rd) CB Christian Holmes, Oklahoma St

Washington UDFA's

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Cole Kelley QB, Curtis Hodges TE, Jequez Ezzard WR and Tyrese Robinson OG.  

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Ace we’re gonna keep doing what we usually do and make a new thread for each guy FYI. I appreciate the effort, but Webby likes us to push doing new threads when we can and less “catch alls”

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4 hours ago, MikeT14 said:

Ace we’re gonna keep doing what we usually do and make a new thread for each guy FYI. I appreciate the effort, but Webby likes us to push doing new threads when we can and less “catch alls”

Oh, that's good.

 

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Hey Brothers didn’t know where to put this post so I put it here. Here’s my summary and grade. 
 

Lets start with the trade back in round 1. I understand it and don’t hate it in theory. It’s clear to me Washington has a short term “need based” philosophy as opposed to a “best football player” approach. Which is better? I can make a strong argument that for the first and second round in particular the “best football player” approach is much more successful in the long run. Trading back and passing on the best safety prospect in a decade could come back to haunt them. Hamilton has a legitimate chance to be a HOF type player.

I understand picking up extra picks for a team that’s not a desirable free agency location- the only reason you trade for Wentz and take his ridiculous contract is because you are desperate and don’t think you can get him when he gets released- which was going to happen. I also don’t have anything against the Dotson pick, I think he’s a good player with nice hands ( probably a second or third round guy) but I don’t think he’s as good or would have complimented McLaurin as successfully as Wilson, Olave, Williams, or Watson- I also think Skyy Moore will have a much better career. So trading back, passing on Hamilton, and then over drafting a good WR just doesn’t seem smart to me. Why not trade back again in round 1? I realize you need 2 to trade, but it seemed like lots of trades happened around 16 so they didn’t want to trade back. You could have traded out of round 1 and had a high probability of still getting Dotson, but I’d have taken somebody else anyway. 
 

The second round pick of Mathis is again a desperation move. Everyone including the player was shocked he went in the second round. You lost two good depth players and are writing off Payne as a 1 year rental now- dumb, because it diminishes his trade value if you don’t want two high priced DT’s. It’s amateurish for the front office. Just ask yourself- what would the Ravens or Steelers or Chiefs, or even Patriots do. Look at the winning organizations and then you see Washington always does the opposite. In the past and present We get loser from the Old Bucs, or people from the Lions to run a front office and they do it just like them. Or former sports writers from a one hit wonder like the panthers. Mathis went before two better players Jones and Leal. I understand people have different opinions but why draft a 3 round guy mid second round? 
 

the rest of the draft was ok- again a lot of over drafting all based on filling out a roster not on taking good players who have fallen in the draft like Ojabo because soon you’re going to have important decisions to make on young and sweat. It’s like they only think about now and maybe that’s because they have to because they're all been fired before from other places and their primary focus is not getting fired this year from Washington? 
 

so sorry brothers, this was a C draft at best with lots of missed opportunities by a group of at best average leadership that will most likely result in another .500 result. 
 

now for the good news- The draft in Vegas was an awesome spectacle. The place was packed with even more 24 hour debauchery than normal- strip clubs had lines on old fat midwestern middle aged guys waiting to get in and experience the Vegas assets. A few of the clubs called in all the “staff” :)  from Reno and as far west as LA to make sure they could “service” the clientele. These guys were cool, and really a lot of fun to party with. The NFL made a ton of money off of this event and really did a first class job with the dozens of fan events- all paid for by the casinos and sponsors.  Vegas even had opportunities to bet on everything, from players picked, to number of position in each round to even how long the round would take. All sucker bets where the house always win even if you are right, but you could watch the draft, get hammered and bet who was going next in between hands of blackjack. 

my last thing- Jacksonville taking Wyatt number 1 will go down as one of the worst decisions ever- there’s a reason they suck, because they are stupid. :) 
 

Doc out. 

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This is the first time in years I have not paid any attention to the draft.  Work is busy, family is busy, seeing a new lady.......it's been low on my priority list.  

I am thankful of all of that, because I was not disappointed in real time.  This is another "meh" transaction period for the team.  We trade back for a receiver who fits the mold of guys we already have, who can't do much after the catch, passing on a safety which this team has needed since Taylor's passing.  We take a DL in the second round, despite the talent we have there already, when it was clear from Ioannidis and Settle that you can get rotational depth (and more) from the second round.  We also spent a second third round pick in three years on a running back.  

I haven't even dug into the later picks except for Howell, which I like, but man, this was just such a disappointing draft.  I am not a fan of this front office, and it is clear to me now that this combination is not going to generate winning results for this franchise.  

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I think this draft will result better than we as fans believe & the grades from the pundits have given.

At least, I hope so.

Dotson doesn't need to be the best WR in the draft for us to be successful. He doesn't need to be a Terry McLaurin clone.

What he does need to be? Is a threat to Defenses to take pressure off of McLaurin & Samuels so to eliminate dbl-teams.

Help make Carson Wentz job easier, when he's out there. If he does that? He will be worth, where we drafted him.

I think the best picks in the draft by us, was actually Percy Butler, Brian Robinson & eventually Sam Howell.

Percy gives us exceptional speed at the Safety position. If he plays way better than Troy Apke, that pick will be a home run.

Brian Robinson gives us a bruiser of a RB, that will allow us to finish games, that Gibson has scared us all in trying to do in fumbling at the most inopportune times. 

And Sam Howell looks like a gamer! I don't know what his future will be here, but I like this kid.

He's Taylor Heinike, with a way better arm.

I think we drafted better, than we all think & know right now.

At least, I sure hope so.

 

 

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On 5/2/2022 at 1:21 PM, aceinthehouse said:

I think this draft will result better than we as fans believe & the grades from the pundits have given.

At least, I hope so.

Dotson doesn't need to be the best WR in the draft for us to be successful. He doesn't need to be a Terry McLaurin clone.

What he does need to be? Is a threat to Defenses to take pressure off of McLaurin & Samuels so to eliminate dbl-teams.

Help make Carson Wentz job easier, when he's out there. If he does that? He will be worth, where we drafted him.

I think the best picks in the draft by us, was actually Percy Butler, Brian Robinson & eventually Sam Howell.

Percy gives us exceptional speed at the Safety position. If he plays way better than Troy Apke, that pick will be a home run.

Brian Robinson gives us a bruiser of a RB, that will allow us to finish games, that Gibson has scared us all in trying to do in fumbling at the most inopportune times. 

And Sam Howell looks like a gamer! I don't know what his future will be here, but I like this kid.

He's Taylor Heinike, with a way better arm.

I think we drafted better, than we all think & know right now.

At least, I sure hope so.

 

 

If I had had my wishes during the last off-season I still would’ve signed a veteran LB by now to compete w/ David Mayo & maybe  be our starting MLB & we’d keep Holcomb at SLB w/ Jamin at WLB.

I wouldn’t have cut Ioannidis, I would have restructured his contract. Then, in round 2 would’ve taken Nakobe Dean. 
 

Instead of Percy Butler, I would’ve taken Brandon Smith, LB from Penn State. 
 

We also should’ve signed a veteran slot CB to compete w/ St. Juste for that spot. 

My linebacker group if I was GM:

SLB: Holcomb, Brandon Smith

MLB: Jordan Hicks, Nakobe Dean

WLB: Jamin Davis, Khaleke Hudson

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