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With yesterday’s official announcement of the Redskins-Ram draft trade that took place late last week, the Redskins officially soar up the board four spots to No. 2. The move puts them in prime position to take any player in April’s draft, except, of course, the one taken No. 1 overall to the Colts.
Everyone else is fair game.
Draw your own conclusions on what this pick means for the Redskins roster next season, but the team doesn’t make a commitment for a player that it doesn’t love. General manager Bruce Allen said as much in his address to the media on Saturday night:
“I want to remind everyone we have the second pick in the draft. Clearly we fell in love with two players. We believe one of those players will be a great Redskin.”
And current Redskins agree. Even though the rumor mill started churning late on a Friday night, several players still took to Twitter to share their excitement with fans:
And it really has. Players want to go to go where they know they’ll have a good chance at winning, and making the deal on the eve of free agency was a great selling point to fans, players and free agents.
By adding top talent, retaining top talent and attracting top talent, the Redskins are making a strong push to improve in 2012 and beyond.