The Washington Redskins ended running back Derrius Guice’s draft free fall.
The Redskins grabbed the LSU running back with Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys the No. 59 overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Guice is a first-round talent who slid to the second-round due to off-field concerns.
The Redskins apparently did enough homework on Guice to feel Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys comfortable using a second-round pick on the first-round talent.
Guice could be the early-down workhorse Washington has lacked the past few seasons. If the rookie can carry the workload between the tackles, that could lessen the load on dynamic satellite back Chris Thompson. Guice has the talent to beat out Rob Kelley and 2017 fourth-round pick Samaje Perine. It’s now on the Redskins coaching staff to see Guice lives up to that talent.
If he exceeds expectations in spring practices and training camp, Brown will compete for Baltimore’s starting right-tackle job.
Credit Newsome for executing his offseason plan to rebuild an offense that had grown stale over the past two years. After overhauling the wide-receiver corps in free agency, Newsome drafted Jackson, Brown and a pair of tight ends in Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews.
Baltimore might just vie with the Bears and Giants as the league’s most improved offense this season.
As that was unfolding, teams continued the renaissance at running back, reversing what seemed like an irreversible trend from just four years ago when none were taken in the first round from 2013-14. A back went in the top 10 for the fourth straight year; in the top four for the third straight year; and No. 2 for the first time since Reggie Bush in 2006.
Barkley is seen as a generational back, to be sure. The against-the-grain moves by the Seahawks and Patriots late in the first round were what raised eyebrows. The franchise that deserves to be arrested on neglect charges for giving Russell Wilson no help up front or in the backfield, targeted San Diego State’s Rashaad Penny and maneuvered to get him at 27.