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08:04 AM ET 02.22 | The Redskins may be more interested in adding bodies than a franchise quarterback at the draft. [Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen] hope this year's draft yields similar results to that of last year. After trading away picks in 2010 and unsuccessfully going with a largely veteran team, the Redskins shifted their focus to building with youth in 2011. ... They can try to trade up to second overall to land Griffin, or they could stand pat at No. 6 and use that on a player such as Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon or LSU defensive back Morris Claiborne and then use the second-rounder on a quarterback. They also could try to trade back to add to their collection of draft picks and position themselves to meet multiple needs.

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February 22, 2012  08:07 AM ET

Rex Grossman is smiling this morning.

February 22, 2012  08:08 AM ET

?

February 22, 2012  08:09 AM ET

Cowboys need Defense and O-Line help.

That said... if they wanted to move up and take Blackmon, I would be OK with that too.

February 22, 2012  08:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Cowboys need Defense and O-Line help. That said... if they wanted to move up and take Blackmon, I would be OK with that too.

but in reality look for them to trade down, get a few more picks and piss those away.

February 22, 2012  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Cowboys need Defense and O-Line help. That said... if they wanted to move up and take Blackmon, I would be OK with that too.

That is their M.O.

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February 22, 2012  08:23 AM ET

The Redskins have eight picks in the draft. If they don't nab a legit QB in free agency, one of those early picks better be invested in the position.

February 22, 2012  08:26 AM ET

They really need to make a move to get a franchise QB. I know the draft is a crapshoot especially for QBs, but they are more likely to find that franchise guy in the first than the second. Guys like Drew Brees and Andy Dalton (maybe) are the exception not the rule to 2nd round QBs, you usually find guys like John Beck, Drew Stanton, Kevin Kolb, Pat White, Brian Brohm, Kellen Clemens, Quincy Carter, Marques Tuiasosopo, and on and on and on.

February 22, 2012  08:28 AM ET

They are doing the same thing as George Costanza did. Whatever your first instinct is, do the opposite.

February 22, 2012  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

They really need to make a move to get a franchise QB. I know the draft is a crapshoot especially for QBs, but they are more likely to find that franchise guy in the first than the second. Guys like Drew Brees and Andy Dalton (maybe) are the exception not the rule to 2nd round QBs, you usually find guys like John Beck, Drew Stanton, Kevin Kolb, Pat White, Brian Brohm, Kellen Clemens, Quincy Carter, Marques Tuiasosopo, and on and on and on.

I forgot the immortal Chad Henne... Beck, White, Henne, should be a law against the Dolphins drafting 2nd round QBs

February 22, 2012  08:30 AM ET

the Skins can pick all the WRs they want, but who is going to throw the ball to them?

February 22, 2012  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

the Skins can pick all the WRs they want, but who is going to throw the ball to them?

Peyton Manning? Chris Weinke?

February 22, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Look for the Cowboys to spend tons of money on underachievers, Jerry's hair weaves, and another season of not making the playoffs.

February 22, 2012  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

They really need to make a move to get a franchise QB. I know the draft is a crapshoot especially for QBs, but they are more likely to find that franchise guy in the first than the second. Guys like Drew Brees and Andy Dalton (maybe) are the exception not the rule to 2nd round QBs, you usually find guys like John Beck, Drew Stanton, Kevin Kolb, Pat White, Brian Brohm, Kellen Clemens, Quincy Carter, Marques Tuiasosopo, and on and on and on.

Course you also find guys who went in the 7th round like Brady, Warner, and Unitas to mention a few

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February 22, 2012  08:48 AM ET

So, the writer thinks they could move up, or down or just stay where they are.
OK, I think I got it.

February 22, 2012  08:50 AM ET

If Daniel Snyder were smart...he would be on the phone with the Packers brass about what it would take to acquire Matt Flynn.....

February 22, 2012  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

If Daniel Snyder were smart...he would be on the phone with the Packers brass about what it would take to acquire Matt Flynn.....

Or he could just talk to his agent...unless the Pack have franchised him in the past 24 hours?

February 22, 2012  09:02 AM ET
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If Daniel Snyder were smart...he would be on the phone with the Packers brass about what it would take to acquire Matt Flynn.....

all they have to do is wait, he is a free agent & it will be too expensive for the Packers to Franchise him

 
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