'Ole Miss T Michael Oher
This pick is actually irritatingly self-evident. We'd love to suggest that Level V Operating Thetan Dan Snyder is gonna go all 'Oprah's couch' on this draft and either draft Brian Cushing, Suri Cruise, or Orlando Jones. Clifford Franklin appreciates the third person royal plural.
Alas, Michael Oher makes too much sense. We wouldn't call Oher a steal at 13, but we wouldn't be shocked if he gets nabbed for real before this. Needs-wise the 'Skins are kinda the bizarro Chiefs (nice uh, spearhead logo, ahem). Seriously, besides having a lunatic profligate calling personnel decisions, hot cheerleaders, a huge fanbase with no dedication, and a running back whose still productive and keeps his antics to press conferences and car commercials, and you know, a winning record, they're just like us. They could us a pass rusher, but then they just spent twice the GDP of Albania to pick up Haynseworth and they desperately need to get younger on the O-line (maybe the bizarro '07 Chiefs). Jason Campbell is just "meh" enough to snuff out the Culter to DC talk and generally all around their just "stout" enough to win enough to be in Wild Card contention and have their fans lose all interest by week 12.
At this point most of you probably know Oher's story - muy inspirational - bud did you know his name is an anagram for "Miracle, Eh Oh!"? Other than that, not too much to add. Oher's probably the most scout OT prior to the draft season. He had a lousy combine so he's dropped a little, but he's been characterized as the anti-Andre Smith, not as much raw talent but all work ethic and maturity.
Current NFL Comparison: Jordan Gross
Both are a little undersized for first round OTs, Oher's about 6'4" 309, so he's not tiny, but both are real "smart" footbal acumen guys. Tom Lemming at ESPN compared him to Orlando Pace, we won't go there but he'd likely be a great choice if the Chiefs traded down and this was the board. He'd probably also fit well potentially at G or RT.
Until then, take it away Alex Ovechkin:
Previous pick: DE Brian Orakpo
Read more: Scouting Report (Mocking the Draft)
On the clock for tomorrow: New Orleans Saints (cmpotter) and Houston Texans (ChiefDude)
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Darn near every mock draft has the Redskins taking an offensive linemen. Works for me. Oher is the best tackle left on the board.
All Hail Lord Xenu! Little known fact: Katie Holmes actually controls Jason Campbell with her mind.
|1||Detroit Lions - UCrawford||LB Aaron Curry||Weds. March 10th|
|2||St. Louis Rams - Lanier63||OT Jason Smith||Monday, March 16th|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs - TonyG88||OT Eugene Monroe||Monday, March 16th|
|4||Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel||DT B.J. Raji||Tuesday, March 17th|
|5||Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway||WR Michael Crabtree||Tuesday, March 17th|
|6||Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic||OT Andre Smith||Weds., March 18th|
|7||Oakland Raiders - mushin||WR Jeremy Maclin||Weds., March 18th|
|8||Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns||WR Percy Harvin||Thursday, March 19th|
|9||Green Bay Packers - JasonM||
DE/OLB Everette Brown
||Thursday, March 19th|
|10||San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch||QB Matt Stafford||Friday, March 20th|
|11||Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread||LB Rey Maualuga||Friday, March 20th|
|12||Denver Broncos - Keyser Sose||DE Brian Orakpo||Monday, March 23rd|
|13||Washington Redskins - Official Arrowhead Pride Parade||T Michael Oher
||Monday, March 23rd|
|14||New Orleans Saints - cmpotter||Tuesday, March 24th|
|15||Houston Texans - ChiefsDude||Tuesday, March 24th|
|16||San Diego Chargers - Helmets||Weds., March 25th|
|17||New York Jets - NJChief||Weds., March 25th|
|18||Chicago Bears - Holmeslice||Thursday, March 26th|
|19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers - madtheory||Thursday, March 26th|
|20||Detroit Lions (from Dallas) - UCrawford||Friday, March 27th|
|21||Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717||Friday, March 27th|
|22||Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56||Monday, March 30th|
|23||New England Patriots - connerman||Monday, March 30th|
|24||Atlanta Falcons - RedNose||Tuesday, March 31st|
|25||Miami Dolphins - shraggyj||Tuesday, March 31st|
|26||Baltimore Ravens - Ben S||Weds., April 1st|
|27||Indianapolis Colts - craig in calgary||Weds., April 1st|
|28||Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina) - Chiefsfan717||Thursday, April 2nd|
|29||New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s||Thursday, April 2nd|
|30||Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99||Friday, April 3rd|
|31||Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH||Friday, April 3rd|
|32||Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33||Monday, April 6th|