Word on the Street: Meet the Redskins' rookies

Word on the Street: Meet the Redskins' rookies
May 2, 2011, 1:15 pm
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Monday, May 2, 2011,8:41 a.m.By Benjamin Standig
CSNwashington.comUh-ohLightning's vets beat Caps kids. (NHL.com)Still believin'. (Washington Examiner)27 Hours in Tampa. Quickie Spring Break trip? Premise of the new The Hangover movie?More like the Capitals season. (Washington Times)If it wasn't before, Caps-Lightning has become a rivalry. (Washington Post)Military NightThe Nationals already scheduled tonight's game against the San Francisco Giantsto be"Military Appreciation" night. That's what you cal timing. I'm betting there will be some chants of "U-S-A, U-S-A" like there Sunday nightduring Mets-Phillies when news that Osama bin Laden ha been killed broke. (Wall Street Journal)Redskins RoundupQuantity over Quality? Maybe, and for now that's fine. (Washington Examiner)Some are having trouble understandingthe notion that John Beck could be the Redskins starting quarterback next season. (Yahoo)To those I'd say think of it as symbolism. At least after this weekend, the franchise is not making moves like they are one player away from truly contending. (NFL.com)Meet the Redskins rookies1st Ryan Kerrigan, LB, Purdue - Considering all the contempt over Albert Haynesworth's less than 100 percent effort, it's nice to have a guy who "never quits." (Indianapolis Star)2nd Jarvis Jenkins, DL, Clemson - Hey, I was also a Sociology major. (Clemson)3rd Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami - Growing up without a father - shot and killed before Leonard Jr. was born - the 22-year old imposing wide receiver is learning to be one. (Miami Herald)4th Roy Helu, RB, Nebraska - third round gem? (Sporting News)5th Dejon Gomes, DB, Nebraska; 5th Niles Paul, WR, Nebraska How did it come that the Redskins drafted three straight Cornhuskers? Perhaps Mike Shanahans ties with Nebraska coach Bo Pelini. (Omaha World Herald)6th - Evan Royster, RB, Penn State Local kid could challenge for startingRB job. (Washington Post)6th Aldrick Robinson, WR, SMU (SMU Daily Mustang)7th Brandyn Thompson, DB, Boise State Received the news sitting in the bed of his truck, having stopped watching the draft. (Idaho Statesman)7th Markus White , DE, Florida State Only three Seminoles drafted. (Miami Herald)
7th Chris Neild, NT, West Virginia second straight year the Redskins drafted a WVU player in the 7th round. (MSNSportsnet.com)Breakfast Buffett New George Mason coach Paul Hewitt has to both learn the Patriots, but overcome the legacy of Jim Larranaga. (Washington Post)Virginia's No.1 ranked baseball team, armed and dangerous. (Washington Post)