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DiG
12-17-2007, 09:35 AM
Round 1: Jeff Otah, OT, Pitt
With Jon Jansen having back to back season ending injuries its time the Redskins began to develop young talent on the offensive line. The entire starting offensive line is over 30 years old and has been riddled with injuries all year. Undrafted rookie free agent, Stephon Heyer, has shown glimpses of potential but looks as if he will only serve the backup role in Washington. When healthy, Jansen and Samuels are a top pair of OT's but they have not played a healthy season together in 3 years. It is important for the future of the franchise to begin developing a young tackle that will play with Campbell for many years.

Round 2: Lawrence Jackson, DE, USC
At this point Jacksons value is hard to gauge. He could end up being a late first rounder or he could be sitting at the top of our board here with our second pick. Jackson has dropped on most boards due to a less than stellar senior year but has still managed an impressive 20 sacks during his college tenure. He probably will not wow scouts with his numbers at the combine but at 6 foot 5 and 275 lbs, his size and speed would fit well opposite of Andre Carter. Greg Williams loves tall defensive lineman with long wing spans that can get at the quarterback but have the size and strength to support the run game.

Round 3: Brian Robiskie, WR, Ohio State
The Redskins lack a tall possession wr/redzone threat to play opposite of Santana Moss and compliment his big play/speed type game. Antwaan Randle El is best suited as a slot receiver but is forced to play WR2 with the Redskins current lack of talented receivers. At 6 foot 3, Robiskie is a receiver with crisp route running, decent speed, and good hands who has excelled in the redzone for the Buckeyes. He had 10 tds this year as a junior and was able to pull in 5 tds last year as a sophmore playing along Tedd Ginn Jr and Anthony Gonzalez.

Round 4: Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa
Carlos Rogers injury was devastating to the Redskins secondary this year but Fred Smoot has stepped up and played very well in Rogers absence. Unfortunately there is zero talent behind Smoot on the depth chart and Springs will be 33 at the start of next sesaon. Carlos Rogers should be 100% by game 1 but it is important for the Redskins to bring in some young talent that can play in nickle and dime situations.

Round 6: Derek Lokey, DT, Texas
Somewhat underrated player who was overshadowed at Texas by Frank Okam. He is a productive player that doesn't have the most convincing measurables but he shows up on game day and gets the job done. Good run stuffer.

Round 7: Jeremy Zuttah, G, Rutgers
Zuttah has good speed for a player of his size and fits well in a system that allows him to pull in the run game. Good value and adds needed depth.