The Redskins traded their third round pick this year [#76 overall], next years first round pick and fourth round pick for Denver’s first rounder this year [#25]. The Redskins did this in order to take Auburn QB Jason Campbell with that pick.
Jason, you better be good!
If anything, this is a huge risk. You are essentially trading three picks for one...and possibly a better pick in the 2006 first rounder alone for Denver’s spot this year. For the pick to be higher than the #25 pick next year, the Redskins will have to make the playoffs. Can you see that happening?
This also completes the demise of Patrick Ramsey as a Redskin. I mean, how much dissing can one man take? He was our QB in the defunct Steve Spurrier era...and the lone thing that showed any promise heading into Gibbs Era II. Instead, Gibbs flies down to Jacksonville and overpays for an injured and aged Mark Brunell. Brunell was about as effective as Mark Rypien would have been for us last year [and he is, what, 45?]. Yet, Gibbs kept his faith in him. He finally realized it wouldn’t work out until it was too late...and Ramsey was not only trying to win games, but fighting for his Redskin life.
So, heading into this offseason, it seems that the job was Ramsey’s...and giving him time in Gibbs system from the start will speed up his development. Uh...no. Now, the Redskins are openly looking for Ramsey’s replacement in this draft.
And the greatest thing is that now everyone knows it. In a league where the team owning the #1 pick is secretive [why?] about who they are taking...now everyone knows the Redskins’ target. And 24 picks are before them. Do you think someone may dangle the idea of stealing Campbell in front of the Redskins? I mean, the Skins haven’t shown patience and discretion in these matters [::rolling eyes::]. I mean, we might end up trading our first rounders in 2007, 2008 and 2009 to move up a couple spots in this draft.
By the way, are we still showing Deion Sanders on our salary cap sheet?
All I know is that (a) we either draft Pac Man Jones or Mike Williams with our #9 pick and (b) if we end up drafting Jason Campbell with the #25 pick...stick with him! Don’t bail on him on some washed up vet.
I mean, isn’t Doug Flutie looking for work?
UPDATE!!!! It seems the Redskins are trying to use their newly acquired #25 pick with their own #9 pick and move up to get Michigan WR Braylon Edwards. It would seem that the Skins would have to get in the top four picks to nab him. More updates to come!