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On the heels of the Cowboys, a position Redskins fans know very well, the Washington franchise is now on the clock. Tyron Smith is now a Cowboy (in our Community Mock scenario) and the Cowboys Kingdom seems to be satisfied with the selection, under the no trade down clause. Let's head to the podium and see who our next GM selects and why, then follow the jump to see the analysis of the selection.

Draft Pick # 10

Team Name: Washington Redskins

GM: Creasy729

Selection: (QB) Blaine Gabbert, Missouri

Why The Pick:

When I took over Washington I basically boiled it down to looking at taking either a QB, WR, or an OLB. I briefly considered DE or RT, but I thought the other three were either more necessary or more likely to have good value later on. So, seeing as this draft has played out, this pick came down to Julio Jones and Blaine Gabbert.

Personally, I have always felt Julio Jones to be overrated. He doesn't play extremely quick on the field and his lack of agility concerns me. And yes, I know he ran a great 40, but that doesn't change my mind. Roy Williams ran a great 40 as well, and that drill just doesn't capture enough of an athlete's ability to change my mind. I will give him that he is explosive, but he isn't overwhelmingly strong and I just think he will never be an elite receiver at the NFL level. It doesn't help that I don't him having the same ability to catch everything that guys like Dez and AJ Green have.

Realizing this, I have to go with Blaine Gabbert. I think he too is overrated, but ultimately he is a QB and they are always going to be overrated. Plus, if Washington doesn't take him here, who knows who is going to be available next time they get to pick. Ultimately Washington is in between a rock and a hard place with respect to the QB position and that is why Gabbert needs to go here.

Follow the jump for analysis of the pick.

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HIGH PRIORITY TEAM NEEDS (lower number indicates higher priority) according to Drafttek.com:

-- Threat Level Red (priority 1-2): Quarterback, Feature Running Back, Feature Wide Receiver, Guard, Center, 3-4 Defensive Tackle, 3-4 Outside Linebacker, Free Safety, Cornerback

-- Threat Level Orange (priority 3-4): Possession Wide Receiver, 3-4 Defensive End, COP Running Back,

-- Threat Level Yellow (priority 5-6): Right Tackle

-- Threat Level Green (priority 9): 3-4 Middle Linebackers, Strong Safety, Slot Receiver, Tight End, Left Tackle

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-- Drafttek.com ranked #9 Overall, #1 at the position

-- Wes Bunting, National Football Post: #43 Overall, #2 at the position

Impression: A big, strong-armed passer with above-average athletic ability for his size.
Still is maturing in his ability to scan the entire field and his footwork is going to need
work. But the skill set is there to warrant a potential starting grade, but he is far from a
sure thing in my book.

-- CBSSports.com ranked #10 overall, #1 at the position

-- Scout.com ranked #5 overall, #1 at the position

-- Mike Mayock ranked #5 overall, #1 at the position

He's my No. 1 quarterback. He comes out of a spread offense, and his footwork needs to improve, but he has all the rest. He's athletic, has a big arm, loves the game of football, has anticipation to throw into small windows, and the accuracy to back it up. He could be the first guy off the board.

- NFLDraftScout.com profile:

Accuracy: Regularly shows the ability to place the ball on his target's numbers, though most of his best throws came within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage because of the Missouri spread offense. Throws darts to either side of the field on short timing routes and passes between the hashes. Gives his receivers a chance to make a play after the catch on crossing routes, leading them perfectly when he's comfortable in the pocket. Inconsistent throwing outside the hashes, however, making some fantastic throws on out routes and sailing many others above the head of open receivers or coming up short on touch throws over the top. Also inconsistent on short throws when under pressure.

Arm Strength: Has a solid NFL arm and throws a tight spiral, giving him the capability to stretch the field horizontally and vertically. Threads the ball between the corner and safety against cover-two and needles the ball through tight windows over the middle. Flashes nice touch on seam throws to the tight end. Needs to throttle down a bit more consistently; will overthrow passes in close proximity and sail sideline patterns.

Setup/Release: Looks the part of a pocket passer, standing tall in the pocket. Usually has a quick release, almost whipping the ball out. Winds up and double-clutches on occasion, but still releases the ball quickly. Completes downfield passes with traffic around him, but will short-arm throws and panic with pressure coming straight at him. Generally balanced, sometimes throwing from his back foot. Pats the ball to keep rhythm on long throws. Does not feel backside pressure well. Can get happy feet against a strong defense, though he will re-set his feet and deliver at times. Almost always in the shotgun formation, must master the traditional snap from center. When not taking one step back and firing a short throw, gets a bit long with his final drop step making it difficult to transition back forward and leaving him susceptible to pass rush.

Reading Defenses: Will take time to transition to the NFL because he runs the typical spread offense. Only reads one receiver on many plays, or even half of one side of the field. Stares down receivers and defenders read him easily. Does not look for secondary receivers, tends to take off instead. Fails to see blitzes coming consistently, even when they aren't disguised.

On the Move: Nice athlete for a quarterback his size, makes plays outside the pocket and able to pick up more than a first down on the run. Shows some elusiveness in the pocket, but chooses to run outside rather than step up to find a receiver. Falls forward for first downs, but must learn how to push the pile on sneaks. Willing to throw the ball away if nothing is available. Good mobility outside the pocket, but gets inconsistent in his accuracy and makes some poor decisions because he gets impatient. Is not overly elusive, will not escape NFL pockets and tackles as easily as he is able to do in college. Needs to learn how to slide.

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Draft Pick Team 2010 Record Assigned GM Team Needs Selection
1 Carolina (2-14) Alexcomestokill 4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, WR1, WR2, WR3, CB AJ Green
2 Denver (4-12) Sean N 4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, FS, SS, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 ILB, TE, ROT Nick Fairley
3 Buffalo (4-12) BTB Everything except RB and WR, Kitchen Sink Marcel Dareus
4 Cincinatti (4-12) staubachfan QB, 4-3 DT, WR, 4-3 DE, FS, 4-3 MLB, OG, OC Patrick Peterson
5 Arizona (5-11) howboutdemcowboyz QB, 3-4 OLB, CB, OG, LOT Cam Newton
6 Cleveland (5-11) BlueEyedDevil 4-3 DE, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 MLB, WR, FS, CB Robert Quinn
7 San Francisco (6-10) regaberto 3-4 DT, 3-4 OLB, CB, OC, QB Von Miller
8 Tennesee (6-10) accidentalinnuendo QB, CB, 4-3 DE, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 MLB Da'Quan Bowers
9 Dallas (6-10) ChiaCrack ROT, FS, OG, SS, CB, SILB, WILB, 3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB Tyron Smith
10 Washington (6-10) Creasy729 QB,RB, WR, OG, OC, 3-4DT, 3-4 OLB, FS, CB Blaine Gabbert


Houston and I am Ironman! are now on the clock.