You can feel the excitement in the air when traveling through the DMV area! A new regime is in place, the star Quarterback has been spotted with a smile on his face and a familiar NFC East rival Pro Bowler is eager to give Philly a lesson in the effects of “bad decision making”. O yes the big off season moves that can make or break an organization, That is the obvious excitement in Skin Nation though, there is much more, the 8 picks from 2014 NFL Draft were extremely solid and beneficial for the team needs.
They started off by picking OLB Trent Murphy from Stanford in the 2nd round, Murphy is a 6-5 250 lb lanky get to the ball linebacker, not to mention he led the NCAA in sacks last year with 15 sacks, he will be a nice addition to an already solid Linebacker core, he will make noise this year playing inside in Nickel situations.
The third pick was much needed and should prove beneficial, in the 3rd round the Skins added some strong protection for Mr. RG3 with the selection of T Morgan Moses from Virginia, the 6-6 314 lb. Tackle played four full years at Virginia, he played two years at left tackle and two years at right, don’t be surprised if Moses brings the heat to guys like Tyler Polumbus who started the last two years on the right side or Maurice Hurt, the Redskins have drafted some recent O-Lineman in recent drafts and have not seen the production there looking for
The Skins added some more protection in the 3rd round taking G Spencer Long from Nebraska, the 6-5 320 lb Guard is a tough physical player who played all three interior spots at Nebraska, he could pose a threat to start at Center or guard, a concern to look out for is that he did have some knee trouble the past two seasons but overall solid pick.
The 4th & 5th round picks of CB Bashaud Breeland of Clemson and WR Ryan Grant of Tulane I dont feel will have an immediate impact on the team, some football fundamental concerns with both of these players.
Now this 6th round pick! Or should i say 6th round steal is impressive! The 5-9 200 lb. RB from Baylor Lache Seastrunk is a play maker in space, blazing speed, great field vision and receiving ability. He will add another threat in the backfield with Alfred Morris, Lache was the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the year in 2012, led the Big 12 with 107 yards per game in 2013, rushed for 1,000 yards more then once and 5 of his 19 touchdowns were for at least 68 yards. All I can say is “Speed Speed and more Speed” will be the new motto for the Skins offense for 2014.
Not too much to talk about with the two picks in the 7th round, the TE Ted Bolser from Indiana will be used more on special teams and Kicker Zach Hocker from Arkansas has got a strong leg.
Overall a successful draft for the Washington Redskins, DMV get ready!!
FINAL GRADE – Washington Redskins – B +