With the 4th pick of the Revenge of the Birds community mock draft, the Washington Redskins select...
Bryan Bulaga, Offensive Tackle, Iowa
Strengths: Bulaga is a well-rounded, physical blocker who can both hold his own in pass protection and maul in the run game. Ideal size for a prototypical tackle, (He's tall, but has a low center of gravity, huge wingspan, and is rock solid). His pass protecting is textbook and, over the years, has developed as an excellent run blocking lineman who is not satisfied with just taking out the man in front of him, he often moves on to the next level and tries to block a linebacker as well. After a rough start to his junior season, which included some missed games due to a thyroid condition, Bulaga closed it out with a bang by holding Georgia Tech’s Derrick Morgan without a sack in their big Orange Bowl match up. I expect him to have a similar effect on a team that Michael Oher had in his rookie year. Bulaga would most likely step in at the left tackle spot in Washington and shore up a vital position for years to come.
Weaknesses: Is still developing his run-blocking abilities even though he has shown great improvement over the past year. Is excellent against a speed rusher but may have trouble getting overpowered by the NFL's elite bull-rushers. Can get stronger in his arm extension but that will come over time. Still a young prospect at 20 years old.
Why the Redskins will take him: So far in the off-season, the Redskins have not gone to any great lengths to get rid of Jason Campbell. Combine that with the signing of RB Larry Johnson and, to me, this indicates one of two things. Either they are willing to give Campbell one last shot with a "revamped" running game or there isn't a quarterback in this years draft that they like enough to take a chance on. Besides their quarterback situation (or lack thereof), they're offensive line issues are downright scary. They lost Chris Samuels to injury and retirement and need to address the glaring hole he left as soon as possible, or else their quarterback will spend the majority of his time on his back.
Thanks to cardsfanforlife24 for making the pick, and Pyromnc is on the clock with the Kansas City Chiefs pick. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org sometime today. The current picks and who selected who are after the jump...
- St. Louis - Sam Bradford, QB
- Detroit - Russell Okung, OT
- Tampa Bay - Ndamukong Suh, DT
- Washington - Bryan Bulaga, OT
- Kansas City - Pyromnc
- Seattle - lorenzothedog
- Cleveland - az78true
- Oakland - CardsDefense
- Buffalo - pcock45
- Jacksonville - Spigadang
- Denver - AJBirdWatcher
- Miami - AlaskanCard
- San Francisco - lorenzothedog
- Seattle - 7ftCard
- New York Giants - najmsh
- Tennessee - kj197728
- San Francisco - lorenzothedog
- Pittsburgh - Cardscrazy247
- Atlanta - durst
- Houston - DaCards
- Cincinnati - LAcardsfan
- New England - Hadrarius
- Green Bay - notliketheboardgame
- Philadelphia - robloosli
- Baltimore - Skii
- Arizona - ROTB community
- Dallas - manderson367
- San Diego - WhiffSD
- New York Jets - Drullin'OverDaCards
- Minnesota - tooman234
- Indianapolis - TheAngelsColts
- New Orleans - Reo Hayes