- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Redskins handed in the 13th pick so quickly, it was almost the 12th pick. (Which would have made it the first time in draft history a team had unilaterally moved up.)

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Can’t say I blame them. When the top-rated player on the board - Texas pass rusher Brian Orakpo - also happens to fit your needs perfectly, how much deliberation is required?

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Ovechkin, Orakpo. This town ain’t big enough for more than one Big O.

Maybe Orakpo can be Double O.

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Fearless prediction: Dan Snyder will think long and hard before he ever trades a second-round choice again. The lack of one likely kept him from getting Jay Cutler or Mark Sanchez.

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You have to like the symmetry of the Bucs trading up to draft Josh Freeman at 17 - 31 years after they drafted Doug Williams at 17.

And Doug, let’s not forget, proceeded to wear No. 17 in Washington. (He was No. 12 with Tampa.)

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There oughta be a law: If the NFL lengthens its season by two games, then it has to shorten the first round of the draft by two hours, just to even things out.

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“Never play cards with a man called Doc,” a wise man once said. To which I might add: And never draft a defensive tackle nicknamed Ziggy (Hood, the 295-pound bruiser from Missouri). It just doesn’t fit the position; it’s too light, too breezy. It’s like nicknaming a middle linebacker Cuddles.

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