December 17, 2009 by USA Post
Many Redskins fans were upset with Cerrato’s running of the front office, claiming that he has ignored offensive and defensive line depth causing the team to fail as the wear and tear of a football season goes on.
In the 2008 draft, Cerrato drafted 3 pass catchers (2 WR, 1 TE) in the 2nd round which was made possible by trading down with Atlanta in the same draft. The Redskins traded the 21st pick to the Falcons which they used to draft standout left tackle Sam Baker.
In 2009 Cerrato again had a chance to draft an impact offensive lineman, Ole Miss’ Michael Oher (subject of ‘The Blind Side’ by Michael Lewis) but passed to draft Texas defensive end (now linebacker) Brian Orakpo. In fact, Washington hasn’t drafted an offensive or defensive lineman in the first two rounds in almost ten years (Chris Samuels in 2000) and the last standout offensive line prospect they turned out was Derrick Dockery in 2003.
The Redskins fans should be happy with Cerrato stepping down and now owner Daniel Snyder can possibly focus on guys like Bill Cowher, Mike Shanahan and Mike Holmgren.
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