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2011 NFL Mock Draft: The Washington Redskins Select...

The 2011 Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft continues with nmchief choosing for the Washington Redskins at No. 10...

When I saw the schedule for this draft, I felt a little like I had won a prize. I just grabbed the Skins, because they were the highest picking team left when I got to the claims thread. Then the schedule comes out and both of my picks are first thing Monday mornings, so I get three or four days to make my picks and do my write-ups. Then that changed.

Fortunately, I only needed about two minutes to decide on a player once Iam took Dareus off the board (and rightly so... I was starting to think that he would fall to the Chiefs at twenty-one!)

The Skins are easy to pick for this year because, first of all, they suck. This is a team with needs all over the field, so they can hardly screw up a pick. Furthermore, picking at number ten lends itself perfectly to the BPA philosophy. Grab the highest rated player to slip to you, which is liable to be top six or eight talent in the first, and then a first round talent in the second, a second round talent in the third, and so on. Add the fact that if they somehow get a trading period before the draft,they have a couple decent cards to play in McNabb (maybe another two, or at least high three) and even Haynesworthless (maybe Tenn would give a three, or at least high four, to have him back. The Rat has got to be excited for the draft, even if not the season.

As I said, the Skins have needs every where. Perhaps their biggest two are the ones Snyder tried and failed to buy his way out of (and failed miserably) with McNabb and Haynesworth. Grossman is the ranking QB by default, and that doesn't bode well. But with Gabbert and Newton gone, the answer isn't here at number ten. Either a trade (McNabb for Carson Palmer anyone?) or free agent will have to unseat Grossman, or a later pick will have to be developed behind him. Maybe they just ignore the position entirely and enter the Andrew Luck sweepstakes...

Their defense was among the league's worst last year, as the Skins finished thirty-first in total yards allowed and passing yards allowed, and twenty-sixth in rushing yards allowed. They were tied for a slightly less embarrassing twenty-second in points allowed, but that was because it only took twenty-four points to beat them, not because they were really slowing anyone down. It all starts up front, and defensive linemen, both tackle and end, have to be a big priority. The top two tackles are gone, but Cameron Jordan and Robert Quinn are both options with this pick, and nobody would be shocked if either gets the call.

But the Rat is an offensive mind, and that's where I see them going. Offensive line could get the pick (the Skins were twenty-eighth in sacks allowed and thirtieth in rushing yards) but tackle is deep and picking one here would be a reach and not the BPA at all. Running back is the same story, plus Shanahan has a history of picking them late and still getting thousand yard seasons. Which brings us to wideout. The Skins are worse off than the Chiefs in this department. They have a couple of number three/number four guys, but the only starter was Moss, and as a free agent he is almost definitely gone. They are going to be starting two new players in 2011. One will be an over-priced free agent picked by short busser Dan Snyder. I could easily see Breaston in Washington. The other?

With the tenth pick in the 2011 AP mock draft, the Washington Redskins select:

Julio Jones, WR from Alabama

Jones is big (6'4' and 218 lbs) and fast (ran under 4.40 at the combine on a slightly broken foot.) He is a physical receiver who isn't afraid to go across the middle, and blocks well (Alabama was a run-first offense.) He is a durable playmaker and electrifying receiver in the mold of Larry Fitzgerald. Watch out probowl, here comes Julio Jones!

Full Schedule And Results:

1. Carolina Panthers (ChiefsFan90s) - Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert

2. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers

3. Buffalo Bills (Arrowdread) - Auburn QB Cam Newton

4. Cincinnati Bengals (Dirty South Chiefs Fan) - Georgia WR A.J. Green

5. Arizona Cardinals (tmurawsk) - Texas A&M OLB Von Miller

6. Cleveland Browns (H2E) - Auburn DT Nick Fairley

7. San Francisco 49ers (Another Successful Tedford QB) - LSU CB Patrick Peterson

8. Tennessee Titans (ejr58) - Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara

9. Dallas Cowboys (IamtheGreatest) - Alabama DL Marcell Dareus

10. Washington Redskins (nmchief) - Alabama WR Julio Jones

11. Houston Texans (FalconMF27) - Monday March 28th

12. Minnesota Vikings (Raven Hawk) - Monday March 28th

13. Detroit Lions (Matt Hays) - Tuesday March 29th

14. St. Louis Rams (Sam D) - Tuesday March 29th

15. Miami Dolphins (YerganFlurgan) - Tuesday March 29th

16. Jacksonville Jaguars (GenericBrand) - Wednesday March 30th

17. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Wednesday March 30th

18. San Diego Chargers (Chiefscafan58) - Wednesday March 30th

19. New York Giants (flowers 24) - Wednesday March 30th

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (PSUkegreen) - Thursday March 31st

21. Kansas City Chiefs (Matt_Grbac) - Thursday March 31st

22. Indianapolis Colts (saskwatch) - Thursday March 31st

23. Philadelphia Eagles (OnlyKCFanNVA) - Friday April 1st

24. New Orleans Saints (The Other Patrick Allen) - Friday April 1st

25. Seattle Seahawks (Simon from KC) - Friday April 1st

26. Baltimore Ravens (Ben S) - Monday April 4th

27. Atlanta Falcons (stagdsp) - Monday April 4th

28. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Monday April 4th

29. Chicago Bears (KillaCity107) - Tuesday April 5th

30. New York Jets (bradelli58) - Tuesday April 5th

31. Pittsburgh Steelers (scottchief) - Tuesday April 5th

32. Green Bay Packers (Aesthetist) - Wednesday April 6th

Round Two

33. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Wednesday April 6th

34. Buffalo Bills (Arrowdread) - Wednesday April 6th

35. Cincinnati Bengals (Dirty South Chiefs Fan) - Thursday April 7th

36. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Thursday April 7th

37. Cleveland Browns (H2E) - Thursday April 7th

38. Arizona Cardinals (tmurawsk) - Friday April 8th

39.Tennessee Titans (ejr58) - Friday April 8th

40. Dallas Cowboys (Royals Time) - Friday April 8th

41. Washington Redskins (nmchief) - Monday April 11th

42. Houston Texans (FalconMF27) - Monday April 11th

43. Minnesota Vikings (Raven Hawk) - Monday April 11th

44. Detroit Lions (Matt Hays) - Tuesday April 12th

45. San Francisco 49ers (Another Successful Tedford QB) - Tuesday April 12th

46. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Tuesday April 12th

47. St. Louis Rams (Sam D) - Wednesday April 13th

48. Oakland Raiders (mushin) - Wednesday April 13th

49. Jacksonville Jaguars (GenericBrand) - Wednesday April 13th

50. San Diego Chargers (Chiefsfaninca58) - Thursday April 14th

51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (PSUkegreen) - Thursday April 14th

52. New York Giants (flowers 24) - Thursday April 14th

53. Kansas City Chiefs (Matt_Grbac) - Friday April 15th

54. Indianapolis Colts (saskwatch) - Friday April 15th

55. Philadelphia Eagles (OnlyKCFanNVA) - Friday April 15th

56. New Orleans Saints (The Other Patrick Allen) - Monday April 18th

57. Seattle Seahawks (Simon from KC) - Monday April 18th

58. Baltimore Ravens (Ben S) - Monday April 18th

59. Atlanta Falcons (stagdsp) - Tuesday April 19th

60. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Tuesday April 19th

61. Chicago Bears (KillaCity107) - Tuesday April 19th

62. New York Jets (bradelli58) - Wednesday April 20th

63. Pittsburgh Steelers (scottchief) - Wednesday April 20th

64. Green Bay Packers (Aesthetist) - Wednesday April 20th