|By Tony Moss, NFL Editor|
|Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Below we take a look at the 2010 draft selections of the Washington Redskins, highlighting the ramifications of their two-day haul and assigning grades for their efforts.|
1 - Trent Williams, T, Oklahoma (6-5, 315);
4 - Perry Riley, OLB, LSU (6-1, 239);
6 - Dennis Morris, TE, Louisiana Tech (6-2, 265);
7 - Terrence Austin, WR, UCLA (5-9, 165);
7 - Erik Cook, C, New Mexico (6-6, 318);
7 - Selvish Capers, T, West Virginia (6-5, 308)
Analysis: After all the speculation about Eric Berry and Jimmy Clausen, the Skins filled their most obvious, glaring need by taking a left tackle at No. 4. Williams will protect Donovan McNabb's blind side. The fourth-round pick Riley's biggest contributions will come on special teams, at least initially. Morris was a productive college tight end who wasn't on many radar screens as a potential draft pick. The miniature Austin didn't look like an NFL player to most scouts. The seventh-rounder Cook was drafted in about the same spot that his brother Ryan (a second-rounder for the Vikings in 2006) should have been taken back in 2006. Capers was rated by some as a Top 10 tackle in this draft and could have a better chance to stick than most seventh-rounders. Once Washington took Williams, the biggest news of the Draft was the long- anticipated jettisoning of quarterback Jason Campbell, to the Raiders.
Bottom Line: Redskins had only one difference-making pick after they dealt their second-rounder to the Eagles in the McNabb deal, and used it as wisely as they could have.