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2011 ROTB Mock Draft: Two Votes For Same Pick For Washington Redskins

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The Washington Redskins have the tenth pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Their needs are many. Their quarterback situation is just as in flux as the Cardinals'. Donovan McNabb may or may not be gone and the backup is Rex Grossman, but Grossman is not under contract for 2011.

The running game is also an unknown. Clinton Portis is done and that leaves a hodge podge of backs that have not proven themselves in the league yet. At receiver, they rely on an aging Santana Moss.

Defensively they have holes as well. They also have a huge problem in Albert Haynesworth.

How will our GMs do? Their picks are after the jump. The community pick did not come in on time so I will act as GM for him and RedBirdRevival does so for the writers. Next up for tomorrow are Azcardswinez and myself on behalf of the Houston Texans. Email me your picks and explanations by 11PM AZ time tonight. You know the rules -- no trades, no drafting guys that have been drafted.

Me: (the same pick and explanation as over on the SBNAZ mock draft)

Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

Washington could go a number of ways. In fact, there has even been a little buzz that they might make a huge splash and take Washington QB Jake Locker with the 10th pick overall. He fits the mold of a Shanahan guy, with characteristics that are in line with Jay Cutler and even John Elway. But they think better of it. Taking Locker this high would be irresponsible because of the other needs the team has and the players avilable that are higher on their board.

It comes down to two guys and two needs. Do they take CB Prince Amukamara or WR Julio Jones? Amukamara would be a great fit, but in the end, Shanahan is a guy who wants points on the board and his offense needs a lot of help and goes with the 6-3, 220 lb receiver from Alabama. Sure, the quarterback position is unclear, but adding a guy like Jones changes things. He has size, strength, hands and speed. If Washington is going to make a splash at QB, they will need someone better than Moss (the less talented one, that is) to throw to.

Durability could be an issue, but considering that he ran a 4.39 40 with a broken foot, his speed and production are too good to pass up. He is dominant when healthy and very good even when hurt. it is a great pick for the 'Skins.

RedBirdRevival:

Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

The Washington Redskins could go many different ways in this year's draft with the tenth pick. Clinton Portis is gone and Donovan McNabb is likely set to leave as well. Albert Haynesworth will never work out because he is just too lazy and ungrateful. They also have needs on the O-Line, but I will not be picking any players to fill these positions.

Instead, I choose Julio Jones, the wide receiver out of Alabama. During his combine and pro day, he increased his stock in the draft with very strong performances, showing that he is quite fast and of course able to catch the deep pass. With Santana Moss aging (he will be 32 by the start of the season- if there is one) and Anthony Armstrong not being a legit #1 receiver, Jones is a seemingly great fit in Washington. Besides, with all of the other positions, the Redskins can just throw money at free agents like they have always done.

Results of mock draft:

Draft Pick

Team

2010 Record

Community GM Pick

Writer GM Pick

1

Carolina

(2-14)

Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

2

Denver

(4-12)

Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

3

Buffalo

(4-12)

Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

4

Cincinnati

(4-12)

A.J. Green , WR, Georgia A.J. Green , WR, Georgia

5

Arizona

(5-11)

Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M

6

Cleveland

(5-11)

Robert Quinn, DE, UNC Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

7

San Francisco

(6-10)

Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

8

Tennesee

(6-10)

Cam Newton, QB Auburn Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

9

Dallas

(6-10)

Nick fairley, DT, Auburn Robert Quinn, DE, UNC

10

Washington

(6-10)

Julio Jones, WR, Alabama Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

11

Houston

(6-10)

12

Minnesota

(6-10)

13

Detroit

(6-10)

14

St. Louis

(7-9)

15

Miami

(7-9)

16

Jacksonville

(8-8)

17

New England

(14-2)

18

San Diego

(9-7)

19

NY Giants

(10-6)

20

Tampa Bay

(10-6)

21

Kansas City

(10-6)

22

Indianapolis

(10-6)

23

Philadelphia

(10-6)

24

New Orleans

(11-5)

25

Seattle

(7-9)

26

Baltimore

(12-4)

27

Atlanta

(13-3)

28

New England

(14-2)

29

Chicago

(11-5)

30

NY Jets

(11-5)

31

Pittsburgh

(12-4)

32

Green Bay

(10-6)

Draft assignments and team needs for Houston Texans, according to drafttek.com

11

Houston

(6-10)

Azcardswinez

Jess

3-4 DE, 3-4 DT, 3-4 OLB, FS, CB