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RG3's Baylor teammate to imitate him in practice


RG3's Baylor teammate to imitate him in practice

When Jeff Fisher wanted someone to imitate Robert Griffin III on their scout team, he called on the player who knows the Redskins quarterback the best.Running back Terrance Ganaway played with Griffin at Baylor for the last three years and he is now with the Rams. In 2011, Ganaway emerged as a major offensive weapon as he rushed for over 1500 yards. Since he watched plenty of RG3, Fisher thought that Ganaway would be the perfect guy to imitate him in practice.This news became known via Griffin himself. In a phone call with the St. Louis media, he said that he had talked to Ganaway recently."He joked and then told me that they got him playing scout team quarterback this week, said Griffin. I'm sure they're grilling him about everything about me.Getting a solid scouting report on Griffin is one thing. It remains to be seen how much good Ganaway can do imitating RG3 on the field. He only lacks Griffins arm, speed, mobility, and quickness.

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Evaluating the Eagles, Giants and Cowboys' 2017 first-round draft picks

Evaluating the Eagles, Giants and Cowboys' 2017 first-round draft picks

Redskins fans can be forgiven for not caring at all about the other 31 picks made in the 2017 NFL Draft's first round on Thursday, since Washington was handed Jonathan Allen at No. 17.

With that being said, other selections were in fact made by other teams, including the Eagles, Giants and Cowboys. So what are analysts saying about how the rest of the NFC East did on the first night of the big event?

Here's a breakdown.


Philadelphia Eagles - Derek Barnett (No. 14)

As the Redskins got closer to being on the clock and top talents like Allen, Reuben Foster and Malik Hooker were still available, every pick before Washington came with a side dish of angst. The Eagles, however, bypassed all three of those prospects for Barnett, a productive pass rusher from Tennessee. 

Reaction to the pick

Andy Benoit of Sports Illustrated: "Many felt the Eagles’ biggest need was cornerback, but in a zone scheme like Jim Schwartz’s, pass rushers are more important... Barnett was a prolific sacker in college and will operate across from Brandon Graham, one of the league’s most underrated edge-attackers." 

Mike Mayock of NFL.com"I love the energy. I love the toughness. People either loved or they didn't like him because he didn't have explosive measurables in the combine. But his tape is too good and I think the city of Philadelphia is going to love him."

Pete Prisco of CBSSports"Love this pick. They might be getting the best pass rusher in this draft."

New York Giants - Evan Engram (No. 23)

Eli Manning has himself another target, and this one reminds Charley Casserly of Redskins' tight end Jordan Reed. Some projected other tight ends, like David Njoku, to go before Engram, but New York clearly liked him enough to select him in the first. 

Reaction to the pick

Andy Benoit of Sports Illustrated​: "It had become painful watching Giants tight ends Will Tye and Larry Donnell play... At worst, Engram can rectify the catching problem. At best, he can revolutionize an already scary passing game."

Mike Mayock of NFL.com: "He's a matchup nightmare. He can block on the perimeter. He'll be an immediate impact player. His skill set is closer to Mike Evans. He runs routes like a wide receiver."

Pete Prisco of CBSSports: "They need a tight end, but I would have gone for an offensive lineman here. He is a good pass catcher."

Dallas Cowboys - Taco Charlton (No. 28)

The Cowboys offense, with Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Dez Bryant, is set. Their defense, though, could stand to get better, and Dallas started that effort by taking Charlton out of Michigan.

Reaction to the pick

Andy Benoit of Sports Illustrated​: "Theme of the night: zone-based defenses taking edge rushers. Cleveland, Philadelphia, Miami and Atlanta all did it. And now Dallas, the team that needed that help more than any outside of Cleveland."

Mike Mayock of NFL.com: "This kid has length, power and athletic ability. Reminds me physically of Carlos Dunlap. One-year starter, which makes me question where he was before that."

Pete Prisco of CBSSports: "They need help up front, but this kid flashed at times and did little else."


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NFL Draft 2017 Redskins live blog: Second round draft tracker updates, analysis

NFL Draft 2017 Redskins live blog: Second round draft tracker updates, analysis

The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft is in the books, and the Redskins got themselves aa steal in Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen with the No. 17 overall pick.

On Friday, the second and third rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft takes place, and the Redskins head into the second day with two picks at their disposal.

The Redskins will select No. 49 overall (2nd-17) and No. 81 overall (3rd-17) unless they make a draft day trade.

Will the Redskins make a trade? Who are the best available players in the second and third round? 

The CSN NFL Draft Second Round Live Blog has you covered.


What: 2017 NFL Draft, Rounds 2-3
When: Friday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Penn.
TV Channel: ESPN, NFL Network
Live Stream: WatchESPN App


Lets head to the Live blog (Click here for First Round Live Blog):


8:05 PM - 43RD PICK: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES TAKE WASHINGTON CB SIDNEY JONES. Another player the Redskins really liked and could have taken at No. 49. Now he's going to a rival. Ouch. 

7:53 PM - 41ST PICK: MINNESOTA VIKINGS TAKE FLORIDA STATE RB DALVIN COOK. He seemed to be one of the Redskins favorite prospects. They will have to look elsewhere at running back now.

7:41 PM - 38TH PICK: SAN DIEGO CHARGERS TAKE WESTERN KENTUCKY G/C FORREST LAMP. He was mocked to the Redskins often throughout the draft process. Also, he loves lamp:

7:34 PM - 36TH PICK: ARIZONA CARDINALS TAKE WASHINGTON S BUDDA BAKER.  Another potential target for the Redskins is off the board. 

7:25 PM - 35TH PICK: SEATTLE SEAHAWKS TAKE MICHIGAN STATE DL MALIK MCDOWELL. McDowell was considered a target of the Redskins, so that is one man off the list. 

7:15 PM - THE FIRST PICK OF THE SECOND ROUND IS IN --  33RD PICK: GREEN BAY TAKES WASHINGTON CB KEVIN KING. The Packers were considered one of the teams likely to take RB Dalvin Cook. Could his slide continue to No. 49? 

7:13 PM - Do you get it? Do you? His name is Taco! 

7:05 PM - You won't believe this, but the Philadelphia crowd let Roger Goodell have it ... again. 

6:22 PM - File this in the "stories we didn't expect to see" folder -- Per Anita Marks, the Giants were looking to trade up for QB Pat Mahomes II from Texas Tech. I guess Eli Manning can't play forever, but using a first round pick on his heir apparent in 2017 didn't seem likely.

5:27 PM - As more information about CB Gareon Conley taking a polygraph has come out, so too have questions about the legality of it. 

4:50 PM - Rich Tandler narrowed down the Redskins' second and third-round NFL Draft choices to just five guys. Here they are. 

4:45 PM - This list will be important today. Who are the best available players the Redskins could think about drafting in the second round?

4:30 PM - We wrote about this, but this graphic is worth looking at again. And again. And again.

4:20 PM - Want to get to know the NFL Draft prospects? Want to go inside the war room with a former GM? Ever wondered what a player evaluation looks like? Former NFL GM Charley Casserly and CSN's Julie Donaldson have you covered in our CSN Draft Room. It's your go-to source for 2017 NFL Draft material.

4:05 PM - The CSN team is all over the place today. Be sure to follow them on Twitter. Redskins Insider JP Finlay is at the Draft in Philadelphia. Redskins writer Rich Tandler and CSN anchor Chick Hernandez are at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. and NFL analyst Trevor Matich is in the CSN Draft Room. Be sure to follow @CSNRedskins for all your draft night coverage. 

4:00 PM - Welcome to CSN's live draft tracker for the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday night.