On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Oct. 01, 2016 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM EDT ESPN 980 Rewind Catch an hour of the ‘Best’ podcast highlights from the entire week from ESPN980.com’s AudioVault. The best interviews, show clips, film breakdowns, and other highlights from each show, all combined into one show – the ESPN 980 “Rewind” Saturdays from 7am-8am only on ESPN 980!
  • Sat., Oct. 01, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT Redskins Saturday Catch the latest news from Redskins Park every Saturday from 10am-noon!
  • Sun., Oct. 02, 2016 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM EDT Redskins Rewind Catch the “Best Of” the Redskins from all of your favorite shows all week long on ESPN 980 – the best interviews, audio clips, film breakdowns and more – every Sunday from 7am-8am on ESPN 980, Redskins Radio!
  • Sun., Oct. 02, 2016 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT Live Coaches Show One hour of interviews, press conferences, injury reports, and more Sunday mornings from 8am-9am on ESPN 980.
  • Sun., Oct. 02, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT Game Plan with Larry Michael Washington Redskins vs Cleveland Browns
  • Sun., Oct. 02, 2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT Live Redskins Pregame Show with Kevin Sheehan and John Riggins

    Kirk Cousins and the Redskins are back at home this Sunday, taking on the Cleveland Browns at FedExField. Kevin Sheehan gets the action started at 10am with the Official Redskins Radio Pregame Show presented by Koch – three hours of expert analysis, coaches interviews, key matchups, NFC East Game Day Previews, fantasy football updates and more!

    Plus, this year Hall of Fame running back John Riggins will join Kevin in the broadcast booth during the final 90 minutes of the show, giving fans unparalleled pregame analysis for every Redskins game right up to kickoff.

  • Sun., Oct. 02, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Washington Redskins vs Cleveland Browns

    Washington Redskins vs Cleveland Browns

    FedExField, Landover, MD

  • Sun., Oct. 02, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT DLT Solutions PostGame Show with Scott Jackson and Clinton Portis

    Washington Redskins vs Cleveland Browns

    FedExField | Landover, MD

News

Print
RSS

The Value Of The 34th-Overall Draft Pick

Posted May 7, 2014

NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah said the Redskins have plenty of options with their second-round (34th-overall) pick in this week’s NFL Draft.

RELATED LINKS:
-- Redskins "Ready To Go" For 2014 NFL Draft
-- Fletcher Finally Gets His NFL Draft Experience
-- BLOG: History Of Redskins' Second-Round Picks

On Thursday, the 2014 NFL Draft will commence at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and for the second time in as many seasons, the Washington Redskins do not have a first-round pick leading up to the annual event.

Still, the Redskins hold a valuable pick early on Day Two (No. 34 overall) that could be used, general manager Bruce Allen said this week, for selecting a prospect that graded out as a first-round talent, or as trade bait with a team looking to move up. 

NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah said he would not be surprised if at least a few teams called the Redskins to gauge their interest in dealing the pick sometime after the conclusion of the first round.

“Since they changed the format where now you have a break after the first round and teams have a chance to reconvene and get together, I think that makes it more likely you have the opportunity to trade out if you have a high second-round pick,” Jeremiah said. “Because teams meet that night after the first round's concluded, and they might say, 'I can't believe this guy's still there; we have him so high up on our board and he'd be a great pick for us.'

“They have a chance to talk themselves into some players, and I think it drives up the price of those early second-round picks.”

Jeremiah said he could “very easily” see the Redskins sliding back as well. The strongest scenario is with a team looking to select a quarterback early in the second round.

 “You also factor in where they're picking in the second round is kind of where we're all thinking all of these quarterbacks could come off the board,” Jeremiah said. “So, when you have players at that position that are out there, you have a chance to slide back.”

While a trade would allow the Redskins to accumulate more draft picks further into this year’s draft or for future drafts, they could also stay put.

And if recent history repeats itself, Washington could land itself a stud in the second round.

Over the last 20 years, the No. 34 overall pick has given multiple teams talent that has come in and contributed immediately – not to mention several Pro Bowl appearances.

In 2004, the New York Giants selected Boston College offensive lineman Chris Snee. In 10 seasons with the Giants, Snee has appeared in 141 games and is a four-time Pro Bowler.

More recently, the Indianapolis Colts picked Coby Fleener with the 34th overall pick in the 2011 draft. Starting with an 82-yard game in his debut, Fleener has 889 receiving yards in 28 career games and is an integral part of the Colts’ offense.

Holding the second pick in rounds 3-7, Jeremiah – a former NFL scout – said he “doesn’t see much difference” in slots in the back end of one round and the front of the next, other than it gives the organization more time to make quality decisions.

“I think it gives you a lot of time to kind of get your thoughts together and not make a poor decision.”

Player

Year Drafted

Notable Career Facts

Justin Hunter

2013

18 rec., 354 yards, four TDs in rookie season

Patrick Chung

2009

Appeared in 62 games; 96 tackles in 2010

Donnie Avery

2008

TD in every season played

Paul Posluszny

2007

162 tackles and a Pro Bowl appearance in 2013

D’Qwell Jackson

2006

Averages 75 tackles per season

Darren Howard

2000

10-plus sacks in three different seasons

Tre’ Johnson

1994

Played seven seasons in Washington; 1999 Pro Bowler

 

.

.

.

widget powered by zoomph