The Redskins used the second of the three draft picks they acquired from the Falcons in trade for the Redskins' 21st overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft, second round number 48 overall for... USC tight end Fred Davis? Exsqueeze me?
Ok so the guy is the Mackey Award winner as the nation's best tight end but the Redskins already have a tight end, Chris Cooley, the guy that signed the big free agent deal and then did not drop off in terms of production. From nfl.com's profile of Fred:
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 248 lbs
Pros: big, has reach and a coordinated stride, fast and quick enough to merit coverage in the secondary, can block in open field, can adjust to ball in flight, holds on to the ball.
Cons: needs to improve set blocks and get stronger in the blocking game overall, tweener maybe really a big WR, problems catching in traffic.
Curly R quick take: sounds like Chris Cooley we already have a Chris Cooley, does not make much sense to me. Tight end was not really where the Redskins needed to pick in this round. I have to think this is Jim Zorn's influence, he wants weapons weapons weapons. If I were Chris Cooley and we do get to see what Chris thinks, I'd be pretty fucking bummed. Can't wait to read about this on chriscooley47. Didn't address secondary or offensive line.
Washington Redskin Fred Davis from here.