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Friday, April 04, 2008

April 4-- Skins workout the locals today

The Redskins are hosting approximately 70 local prospects.. "Local" includes member sof the area collegiate teams, i.e. Maryland, Virginia Tech, Howard etc..
It also extends to players who are originally from the region but played at out of area schools like FB Owen Schmidt who projects as potentially a third rounder.. he is from northern Virgin ia but played at West Virginia..

Standout Terps LB Erin Henderson is among the name players here today along with Schmidt..

Among the success stoires from this workout in the past are QB Sam Hollenbach and CB Byron Westbrook who both ended up on the Skins practice squad and late season roster after being "discovered" here..

Talked to Vinny Cerrato yesterday and he intimated that he believes the re-seeding discussion at the owners meetings that was tabled will not pass.. The argument is over whether a team that won it's division should be automatically hosting a first round playoff game even if their wild card opponent had a better regular season record.. The NYG played at TB in January despite having a better record then the Buccaneers.. Cerrato thinks the owners currently are more apt to continue to reward division winners...
On why the Skins voted against the radio communication in one defensive player's helmet, which did pass, Cerrato said it was offensive coaches who all voted against it, including Jim Zorn, but conceeded he thinks it will be a good advancement for the game and the competitive balance..
Vinny was not in the room for Bill Belichick's apology speech over spygate and had no further comment..

The team cannot trade compensatory picks so packaging the newly acquired selections (a 3rd and 2 7th's) is not an option..
Cerrato continues to assert that the Skins are much more likely to mover down from their top pick at 21st overall then to package anything and move up..

CB is starting to look like a possible early round target.. The team likes Kansas CB Aqib Talib and should he be available, he could be the first pick.. WR is expected to be addressed with any one of the 4 picks in the first three rounds and defensive line feels like a certainty.. The team is most interested in an interior D-lineman who can provide pressure on passing downs..

OK men..


Blogger rdalston_realtor said...

Congrats on the move to ESPN Bram (if it's true). Will you keep this blog up when you go. I know it won't be Skins coverage but us locals would like to keep up with you and your adventures in the big time!

I always wondered why Pollin and now Snyder wouldn't give you your own daytime or afternoon show. Good that ESPN recognized the skills but sorry to lose you locally.

6:21 AM  
Blogger McMike04 said...

Bram... I don't know if you'll be able to answer this, but at the 'local' workout, was there a linebacker named Brian Bradford among those players? He played I-AA (pardon me, Football Championship Subdivision) at Towson and was first team All-American and led the CAA in tackles (second in all of I-AA). He's got a hell of a work ethic and I think he'd be a sleeper pick in the very late rounds of the draft, or even just as an addition to the practice squad to give him a chance.

On another note, congrats on the move to ESPN... I here from the "DC Sports Bog" that you're being picked up as an anchor on the ESPNNEWS channel. But what are we going to do without someone to keep Larry Michael in check?

9:11 AM  
Blogger Chimpanzee Rage said...

Congrats on snagging the ESPN job. I was hoping that you'd move back to 980 so i could actually hear you on the radio and not just on my computer, but this is the next best thing. Maybe you can get your own show on ESPNRadio and really show the big boys what a good show is like.

10:16 AM  

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