March 27, 2007

Run on Diapers in Ashburn; Redskins Hold High Draft Pick

The lastest NFL rumor is that the Redskins are prepared to swap first rounders with the Bears in exchange for LB Lance Briggs. The Bears have the 31st pick and the Redskins have the 6th. Using the Parcells Draft Value Chart that means the Skins would be giving up the equivalent of around the 16th pick for Briggs. (6th pick = 1600 pts, 31st pick = 600 pts, 16th pick = 1000 pts)

And why not? The alternative is having to actually USE a first-round draft choice. Lord knows that's not how good teams are made. I can't wait to see the new look Fred Smoot, Dre Bly, London Fletcher-Baker, Lance Briggs Skins D in action. With all those egos and Gregg Williams' happy-go-lucky demeanor, what could possibly go wrong? Oh, and who exactly is going to play SS now? Omar Stourmire (rated a 51 on's Free Agent Tracker) or Vernon Fox (rated a 50)?

I'm not exactly seeing how Lance gets any happier because of this deal either. Isn't the whole point of his threatened 10-game holdout to protest that he was not allowed to test the market? Wouldn't this team just force him into another team that he may or may not want to play for where Snyder has the opportunity to give him an offer with no outside competition or just pay Briggs the franchise tag salary? Seems like there are still some kinks.

Read all of the news sources reporting on this rumor here.

4 Responses:

Brien said...

HA! I can't wait to see the Redskins fans weigh in. So let me get this straight, the Redskins are trading high draft picks for locker room cancers and we're supposed to be surprised?

J-Red said...

I'm just glad the Redskins are around to remind all of the other teams what NOT to do each offseason.

Nice to see that they'll be giving the Broncos some more first-day picks if this deal goes through. (They were the T.J. Duckett beneficiaries).

J-Red said...

Sorry, pick to the Broncos if the Dre Bly trade goes through.

J-Red said...

They're so beat down over the past 16 years that there's no way a Skins fan has anything material to say.

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