Reports out of Ashburn, Virginia (nothing good has ever followed that phrase) indicate that Fred Davis, one of Washington's second round picks, slept through one of his first practices as a Redskin. It isn't a good start for the rookie, especially with a Pro Bowl tight end starting in front of him. Speaking of Chris Cooley, he happened to be blogging about Davis earlier in the week while answering a reader's question ("Fred Davis?") on his blog.
I think no more be said in the question. I was as surprised as anyone that the Redskins drafted a tight end this year. We saw Fred Davis as a first round player that had fallen way down into the second round. The Redskins felt like it was way to much value to pass on. As a player I feel like you can never discount having the best 11 guys on the field, so if two tight ends makes up the best 11 guys I'm all for it. I will do everything I can to help Fred become the best football player for the Redskins and I think he will do a great job.
Chris, your first task is to buy your new teammate an alarm clock. Your second task is to convince them to trade him for a defensive lineman.
Cooley also fielded a question on Washington's use of a sixth round draft pick. "I know really. A punter? Hopefully he can kick the shit out of the ball." And true to blogger form, he linked to a YouTube clip of said punter kicking the shit out of the ball.
The highlight of the post came when Cooley answered a question regarding the ideal draft analyst.
I would take Mel Kiper's arrogant, know it all personality and put it into some really hot chick. The girl from the movie Transformers would be great. I would watch the draft all day.
I'm quite certain that Chris Cooley should be running either the Redskins or broadcast television. Perhaps both.
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