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With the Tenth Pick in the 2011 Dawgs By Nature Mock Draft, the Washington Redskins Select...

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With the tenth pick in the 2011 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the Washington Redskins select...

Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina

This selection and write-up was made by Rounds94:

The Shanahan regime had a rough start this past season.  He is trying to make this his team and it will take time for him to do that.  His first pick of this upcoming draft will be a great indication of where they are heading.  Do they go for a young quarterback?  How about a nice, explosive wide receiver?  Boy, bolstering up that defense would sure be nice.  Ah.  Decisions.  Decisions.

The Washington Redskins are in need of many upgrades on both sides of the ball.  This was a tough one.  I had the notion of selecting Gabbert because Washington needs a young quarterback of the future.  Julio Jones tempted me as well, because Santana Moss has not made a commitment yet.  But, it seemed to me that the Redskins defense needed more help.

2010 Defensive Ranks:
Scoring: 21st
Yds/Game: 31st
Rush: 26th
Pass: 31st

Washington's defense registered only 29 sacks in 2010.  Robert Quinn can come in and make a difference right away.  "Adding a pass rusher opposite Pro Bowl outside linebacker Brian Orakpo ranks right at the top of our priority list." (Shanahan)  The Redskins and I were foaming at the mouth with the prospect of Nick Fairley falling to 10.   The Redskins have expressed the dire need of a quality game changing DT.  Quinn will do just fine!

I consider this to be a quality pick if Robert Quinn falls to 10.  He had to sit out last season, but the kid hasn't lost his top of the line size, strength and speed.  He could very well be the best pass rusher this draft has to offer.  And, this is why I believe Robert Quinn to be a good fit for the Washington Redskins in this draft.

This pick coincides nicely with the draft profile that Brownsyup just wrote. I was a bit surprised at how poorly the Redskins did last year, but it is looking more and more like they will have so many holes to fill. Shanahan has done wonders putting good running games together in the past with marginal talent, so I agree that he'll shoot for defense with the tenth overall pick if he passes on Gabbert. I'm a little shaky on how much of an impact Quinn will have in year one, but if he is the BPA at the position, then so be it.

The Houston Texans are on the clock next (pick has been received from rdy).

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Carolina Cameron Netwon
QB Auburn BrownDawg1409
2 Denver Marcell Dareus DT Alabama Bernie19Kosar
3 Buffalo Da'Quan Bowers DE Clemson discoinferno083
4 Cincinnati A.J. Green WR Georgia macdowellm03
5 Arizona Patrick Peterson CB LSU Browns town
6 Cleveland Cameron Jordan DE California golanbatrac
7 San Francisco Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska rufio
8 Tennessee Von Miller OLB Texas A&M iwearmocs
9 Dallas Nick Fairley DT Auburn Granville74
10 Washington Robert Quinn DE North Carolina Rounds94
11 Houston rdy
12 Minnesota Simmsinns
13 Detroit BuenosAires_Dawg
14 St. Louis Don'tByBrownsQBJerseys
15 Miami jaws
16 Jacksonville sleepy042
17 New England Onyx Lightning
18 San Diego Adrock2009
19 N.Y. Giants Red-Right-88
20 Tampa Bay Legoman0721
21 Kansas City Mehouf
22 Indianapolis PaduaDSP
23 Philadelphia booobs33
24 New Orleans Buckeye Brad
25 Seattle bross09
26 Baltimore Ecwingen
27 Atlanta Clinton Blankenship
28 New England Onyx Lightning
29 Chicago jharbdo
30 N.Y. Jets Roger Dorn
31 Pittsburgh
SpecialBrownie
32 Green Bay ScottJC