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Redskins Say Rumor that Daniel Snyder is Heavily Influencing First-Round Pick is False

Owner Daniel Snyder may or may not be heavily influencing what the Washington Redskins plan to do for Thursday’s draft, Matthew Paras of the Washington Times reports.

106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen tweeted a team source told him that Snyder has “taken over the first round of the draft” for the Redskins — amid other rumors that the team is exploring a trade into the top five of the draft.

But team spokesman Tony Wyllie told Paulsen that “any person saying Dan Snyder has taken over the team’s first round decision making is ‘categorically false.’”

Snyder, of course, has previously drawn heavy criticism for what some perceive as meddling into the team’s football making decisions. In 2000, for instance, quarterback Brad Johnson complained the team’s decision to bench him for Jeff George came at Snyder’s behest. “I think that decision’s made from up top,” Johnson said.


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3 Responses to “Redskins Say Rumor that Daniel Snyder is Heavily Influencing First-Round Pick is False”

  1. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    SNYDER invested in the first pick is definitely the past, hopefully far in the past.
    I think he’s ambivalent about his entire staff starting with BRUCE ALLEN.
    So he’s backing off this year and letting his staff do the heavy lifting.
    If this all turns to crap in three years, the entire staff is toast.
    That’s what I think.
    I don’t think SNYDER believes they’re smarter than him.
    It’s just that he’s tried everything else and failed.

  2. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    With 2/9 of the draft in the books here’s where we are and where I think they’re going.
    015 QB DWAYNE HASKINS
    026 EDGE MONTEZ SWEAT
    075 IOL ERIK McCOY
    096 WR ANDY ISABELLA
    153 CB COREY BALLENTINE
    173 WR DAMARKUS LODGE
    206 OT/G OLI UDOH
    227 LB DREW LEWIS
    253 TE KEENAN BROWN

  3. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    QB HASKINS replaces A.SMITH
    EG SWEAT replaces P.SMITH
    IOL McCOY replaces LAUVAO
    WR ISABELLA replaces CROWDER
    CB BALLENTINE upgrade over JOHNSON
    WR LODGE replaces HARRIS
    OT UDOH replaces NSEKHE
    LB LEWIS replaces BROWN
    TE replaces V.DAVIS

    Cutting V.DAVIS and M.FOSTER adds 9.6 million to the cap.
    Use the money to sign FS TRE BOSTON 11.6 million.

    OL depth chart:

    Tackle

    LT. WILLIAMS
    RM. MOSES
    LT back-up E. FLOWERS
    RT back-up T. PARRIS
    Swing tackle G. CHRISTIAN

    Center/Guard

    LG/C back-up McCOY
    C/G back-up ROULLIER
    RG SCHERFF
    G/T back-up FLOWERS
    Swing T-G back-up UDOH
    RG back-up CATALINA

    I think they must carry 10 OL, and must pick a high value c/g. Relying solely on FLOWERS is a “big” mistake [pun intended].

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