Washington Redskins Need To Draft a Tom Brady

February 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For several months now, many Redskins fans have been clamoring for management to use the fourth pick in the upcoming draft on a left tackle (Russell Okung). These fans' main argument is well known: "A quarterback can't succeed behind a horrible offensive line, no matter who it is."
In fact, the argument for using the first round pick on a lineman goes hand-in-hand with the arguments of the Jason Campbell sympathizers. Most of the people who want Okung in the first round also believe Jason Campbell is the long-term answer for the Redskins at quarterback.
The problem with their argument lies in the reality that an offensive line cannot be fixed in one year, and certainly not with one high draft pick. This is demonstrated clearly by Washington's draft in 2000. With the third pick overall, the Redskins selected Chris Samuels.
Did the selection of the best left tackle in the 2000 draft lead to years of prosperity for the Redskins? Obviously not. Their ...

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