Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State.
Playing the part of Washignton Redskins GM is 'G Fan In England.' He writes:
The Redskins are faced with many choices in the 2010 draft and many stem from not only a change in the HC but also the change to a 3-4 from a 4-3 defense.
The Redskins take a long look at LB McClain as a future replacment for London and to clean up after AH. Berry is also looked at as a replacement for Sean Taylor (RIP).
Does the HC want a new QB as seems the vogue these days. Well, this is an old new HC who was happy to play with The Snake and (Brian) Griese, so I see no issues with Campbell staying another year.
The biggest influence on the pick was the retirement of OT C Samuels, which combined with the rest of the OL led Campbell to take a severe beating in 2009.
The Redskins therefore select Okung to start shoring up the OL neglected over the years. He will be the cornerstone of the OL for the next decade.
My take: Can't really argue with this pick. You can make a good case for the Redskins taking Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen here. I mean, by now we know Jason Campbell is never going to be a big-time QB. But, he's serviceable for now. Snagging the premier offensive tackle in the draft is never a bad idea, and it is a good building block for the Redskins. To view the explanations for prior selections, click the highlighted player name.
'Ronjohnson' will be up next with the Kansas City Chiefs selection.
|1||St. Louis||Sam Bradford||QB||Oklahoma||Soldier_
|3||Tampa Bay||Gerald McCoy||DT||Oklahoma||i_formation27|
|4||Washington||Russell Okung||OT||Oklahoma State||G Fan in England
|15||N.Y. Giants||Ed Valentine|
|22||New England||Ryan Valentine|
|23||Green Bay||Dan Luibil|