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Redskins Giants Second Quarter

Redskins Giants Second Quarter

14:10—Collins is now 0-8. He's been getting some pressure, but he's been misfiring with time to throw, too.

13:49—A good stick by Blades stops Jacobs in his tracks.

13:10—Jacobs drops another pass. At least Manning is getting the ball close enough to his receivers for them to drop it.

12:44—Collins' first completion is a good one—35 yards to Moss.

12:15—Then to Yoder for 30 and the Skins are knocking on the door. He hit Yoder in stride.

10:17—Not quite enough zip as Collins had a wide-open Cooley in the end zone. Another field goal attempt coming.

FG Suisham 31
Redskins 6, Giants 0

I'm not sure if the wind kept that ball from going wide left or if it was the spin. It looked like it might wander, but it took a sharp right and made it in with plenty to spare.

10:12—The Redskins are playing it very close to the vest. It looks like they're waiting for Manning or Jacobs to make the big mistake.

10:05—Even on a fumbled kick, the Skins kickoff team can't seal the deal. They have a chance to get Bradshaw inside the 10, but he gets out near the 15.

8:39—Another drop, this time by tight end Matthews.

8:26—This time a Redskin drops a Manning pass. Doughty jumped the pass, had two hands on it, and couldn't bring it in. Another three and out but that time they got the big mistake they were looking for but couldn't take advantage.

6:46—A great wind-aided roll leads to a 51-yard Frost punt. Giants will start inside the 10. If the Skins can get another score on the board before halftime and keep the Giants with the goose egg on their side they'll have a real good shot. Of course, we all know what a halftime lead means with this crew.

6:28—After that initial 17-yard run, Jacobs hasn't done much of anything, 11 carries for 27 yards.

5:35—The younger Moss just gave up what would have been a big first down for New York by trying to make a big play. He caught the ball a yard past the sticks but went back towards the line and Torrence made a sure tackle.

5:12—Skins get the ball at midfield after the punt. Time to make a move.

5:04—They had it, but Moss couldn't hang on to a pass that wasn't perfect but quite catchable.

4:16—Got it this time, a big play to Moss on third and nine. 34 yards to the 15. Moss had the flypaper hands on that one.

Who says the third-down draw won't work?

Betts 14 run (Suisham kick)
Redskins 13, Giants 0

1:58—Doughty just got into Manning's grill, forcing an incompletion. Third and one, a situation the Giants have not handled well so far.

1:51—Bad, bad play by Landry after a great, great play. He pops the ball out of Burress' hands and then taunts him. Dumb, dumb, dumb. The rookie needs to grow up.

1:20—Two passes near Redskin hands again but no pick. Giants will try a field goal.

FG Tynes 31
Redskins 13, Giants 3

Landry cost them three points. I think Joe Gibbs was very tempted to use words stronger than "buns" when he saw that penalty.

1:00—Another big draw, this time by Portis. A big run of 31 yards and another 15 for a face mask.

0:22—They ran the same play three times in a row—the draw to Portis after the pump fake—and they went from their 30 to a first and goal at the eight.

0:04—Another FG try after two incomplete and a sack.

FG Suisham 25
Redskins 16, Giants 3

It was 17-3 at the half in September a we all well remember. There is a long way to go.

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The best players left in the draft for the Redskins—Offense

The best players left in the draft for the Redskins—Offense

The Redskins have seven picks in the final four rounds of the draft today. Here are some of the top players available on offense. Will look at the defense a little later this morning.

Offensive line

G Dorian Johnson, Pitt—The Redskins probably would want him to add a few pounds to his frame, as at 6-5 he currently carries “only” 300 pounds. He’s smart, tough, and athletic.

G Nico Siragusa, San Diego State—At 6-4, his weight is about right at 319 pounds. A three-year starter with a great power game and pass protection skills that will need to be coached up.

RELATED: Redskins focus on defense in first 3 rounds

Tight end/receiver

TE Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech—He’s big enough to be your blocking tight end and athletic enough to line up split out wide.

WR Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma—One of the most productive receivers in the country and a Heisman finalist. He’s a little small at 6-0, 178 but he has excellent deep speed.

Running back

RB Samaje Perine, Oklahoma—As a true freshman in 2014 he set the national record by rushing for 427 yards in a game against Kansas. He probably doesn’t have that kind of monster game in him at the next level but he will be a solid, reliable back who can handle a heavy workload.

RB Jeremy McNichols, Boise State—A very productive runner and pass catcher who posted over 2,200 yards of offense last year.

MORE REDSKINS: Three reasons to like the pick of Ryan Anderson 

Quarterback

QB Nathan Peterman, Pitt—Nobody would have batted an eye if he had gone off the board in the third or maybe even the late second round. If the Redskins are concerned about Kirk Cousins leaving as a free agent, Peterman carries a very similar set of skills.

QB Brad Kaaya, Miami—Another QB many thought may be off the board by now, Kaaya has the mental makeup to succeed at quarterback but his game needs a lot of polish.

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Need to Know: The best Redskins late-round picks of the last 10 years

Need to Know: The best Redskins late-round picks of the last 10 years

Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, April 29, 25 days before the Redskins start OTAs on May 24.

Timeline

At Redskins Park—Fourth through seventh rounds of the NFL draft; conference calls with players selected; Gruden will speak to media shortly after Redskins’ final pick.

Days until:

—Redskins rookie camp (5/12) 13
—Redskins OTAs start (5/24) 25
—Training camp starts (7/27) 89
—Redskins opener vs. Eagles (9/10) 134

The Redskins’ best late-round picks since of the last 10 years

While no aspect of drafting in the NFL is easy, it is much harder to find key contributors on the last day of the draft than it is in the first three rounds. The Redskins will have seven picks in this afternoon's draft to try to find one or two of them. 

Since the 2007 draft the Redskins have taken 56 players from the fourth round on. Of those, 45 played in at least one NFL game but only 12 of them were the Redskins’ primary starter at their positions for at least one season. Here are the five best of those players.

QB Kirk Cousins (round 4, 2012)—He was probably the most controversial pick on this list since the Redskins had just drafted Robert Griffin III a couple of days earlier. History proved Mike Shanahan right.

RB Alfred Morris (6, 2012)—This pick came a few hours after and with much less noise than the Cousins pick did. Many believed that the Redskins were set a running back with Roy Helu and Evan Royster. Morris not only surprised many by making the team but he lined up as the Week 1 starter. He went on to break the team’s single-season rushing record by piling up 1,613 yards rushing.

LB Perry Riley (4, 2010)—He didn’t get into the lineup until midway through his second season. Riley was always solid for four-plus seasons as the starter but never spectacular. The team let him go last year in training camp and he played well for the Raiders after they picked him up.

CB Bashaud Breeland (4, 2014)—Breeland started 15 games as a rookie. At first he was in the slot but after DeAngelo Hall was injured in Week 3, Breeland moved to the outside and he has stayed there ever since. He has seven career interceptions and seven forced fumbles.

WR Jamison Crowder (4, 2015)—At 5-9, many teams thought Crowder was undersized and he didn’t run a great 40 at the combine. But he was big enough and fast enough to break the Redskins rookie record for receptions in a season and then to lead the team in touchdowns with eight last year.

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