February 25, 2011

Weekend Roundup: Combine 2011

It's that time of year again. We're already starved for football, so we tune into a weekend of guys sprinting 40 yards at a time and throwing up an inhuman amount of repetitions on bench press. And for some reason, it's entertaining.

Here's what I'm reading to keep up to date with all the latest comings and goings from Indianapolis.

Mike Jones has been doing a fantastic job as the new Redskins Insider. He has a great offering on spread QBs trying to make it in the NFL.

Who's been taken with the tenth overall selection in years past? Larry Weisman gives us some recent history about the pick.

The Redskins have a ton of needs so why force it and take a QB if Mike Shanahan isn't sold on any of the top prospects at the position? Rick Snider advises patience and I couldn't agree more.

Snider believes Gabbert won't fall to No. 10 and he isn't a Cam Newton fan. I'm of like mind in regards to Newton. Like Snider writes "there's just something about Newton that says pass."

I have watched a lot of Gabbert the past week and there's a lot to like. He has a great arm and a solid release. Still, he's unpolished and a spread QB. I'll be writing about him for SB Nation DC next week so stay tuned.

But back to the main point, the Redskins might be better off making a lower profile selection that fills one of the other many holes on the roster.

Rich Campbell addressed those holes specifically on the defensive front in his latest article. It's getting tougher to find 3-4 talent and the Redskins are picking in a tough position if they want a nose tackle or outside linebacker.

Another Rich, this one of the Tandler variety, had a good article on the youth movement that should be taking place in the next few seasons for Washington.

Rich and I have discussed this before and though I agree the Redskins need to get younger, I don't think it should be at the expense of every veteran player on the roster. There are a few who can still be productive while remaining affordable, but on the whole, it is time to inject some youth.

That's it for now. Grab your popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the combine. I'll be here this weekend providing you all with my thoughts on what's going down in Indy.

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