BTSC 2011 Community Mock Draft Pick No. 41 -- Washington Redskins Select Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh

Wait, can I trade my pick for an over-the-hill athlete with a bad attitude for twice as much money as he is worth?  Oh, we are not doing trades, but I am just trying to get in the mindset of Dan Snyder.  Maybe if I hit myself in the head with a blunt object a few times I could make stupid decisions just like him.  Anyway, the Redskins need offensive line needs a lot of help, but I am not sure the value is there in this draft.  This is not a particularly strong draft for the OT position and pretty much all of the top names are off the board.  Also, this draft is pretty weak on Guards outside of Mike Poucey.   If I was drafting based on what I think the team would do, they would probably reach for a OL prospect way above his talent level.

I am not going to do that though.  I decided to go with BPA in a position of need.  That position was WR and the best player left is Jonathan Baldwin, who is a steal at 41.  Personally, I think he is a better prospect than Torrey Smith as a WR and that is coming from a big Maryland Terps fan.

Jonathan Baldwin at 6'5 and 225 pounds is the NFL prototype size for a WR (see Andre Johnson).  What amazes me is that he still runs a 4.5 40 yard dash with that large frame.  He is very athletic and has a good set of hands (see hands guy Anquan Boldin).  He is the type of WR that would be a nightmare to cover in the red zone for any defense in the league.  However, he also has a good blocking skills, field awareness, tenacity to go over the middle, and is shifty after the catch.  His downsides are all fixable in my opinion.  He needs to improve his route tree.  Additionally, he needs to work on his burst going in and out of breaks.

A few other picks I would consider at this spot for the Redskins are Rahim Moore, Ben Ijalana, and Ryan Mallet.

Catch a good highlight video of Baldwin '09 after the jump.

 

Jonathan Baldwin highlights 2009 (via PanthersFootball10)


BTSC 2011 Community Mock Draft Selections:

  1. Carolina Panthers -- Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
  2. Denver Broncos -- Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
  3. Buffalo Bills -- Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
  4. Cincinnati Bengals -- Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
  5. Arizona Cardinals -- Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
  6. Cleveland Browns -- 'The Snow Cone Machine' A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
  7. San Francisco 49ers -- Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
  8. Tennessee Titans -- Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
  9. Dallas Cowboys -- Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
  10. Washington Redskins -- Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina
  11. Houston Texans -- Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri
  12. Minnesota Vikings -- Tyron Smith, OT, USC
  13. Detroit Lions -- JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin
  14. St. Louis Rams -- Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
  15. Miami Dolphons -- Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
  16. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Brooks Reed , DE, Arizona
  17. New England Patriots -- Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
  18. San Diego Chargers -- Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue
  19. New York Giants -- Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
  21. Kansas City Chiefs -- Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois
  22. Indianapolis Colts -- Cameron Jordan, DL, California
  23. Philadelphia Eagles -- Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
  24. New Orleans Saints -- Justin Houston, DE/OLB, Georgia
  25. Seattle Seahawks -- Jake Locker, QB, Washington
  26. Baltimore Ravens -- Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
  27. Atlanta Falcons -- Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
  28. New England Patriots -- Mike Pouncey, OG, Florida
  29. Chicago Bears --Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
  30. New York Jets -- Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple
  31. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
  32. Green Bay Packers -- Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor

ROUND 2

  1. New England Patriots -- Cameron Hayward, DE, Ohio State (33rd overall)
  2. Buffalo Bills -- Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame (34th overall)
  3. Cincinnati Bengals -- Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State (35th overall)
  4. Denver Broncos -- Mikel LeShoure, RB, Illinois (36th overall)
  5. Cleveland Browns -- Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois (37th overall)
  6. Arizona Cardinals -- Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada (38th overall)
  7. Tennessee Titans -- Andy Dalton, QB, Texas Christian (39th overall)
  8. Dallas Cowboys -- Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor (40th overall)
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