Fred Smoot: First round of NFL draft ‘was not sexy,’ Redskins should pick Tyrann Mathieu

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Fred Smoot was on with Holden and Danny on 106.7 The Fan today, and he apparently did not approve of the first round of the NFL draft.

“Hey, man. It was one of those drafts, it was not sexy at all,” he said. “Like, none of the picks that came out that Mel Kiper and those guys said it would be like most drafts are. They went in the trenches this year. There was a lot of offensive lineman out there, a lot of tackles, a lot of guards. And I was kinda blew away with the E.J. Manuel pick. I thought that was kinda far-fetched, considering that the Syracuse kid had played for the coach, kinda handed that pick to them and I think that was the shocker of the first round.

“You’re talking about no running backs getting drafted, you’re talking about, I think, two corners, three corners? It was not sexy.”

Smoot thinks the second round will be better, and he has his eye on the Honey Badger.

“Yes, yes. I’m signing out for him,” Smoot said, when asked about Tyrann Mathieu. “I’m hoping he becomes a Washington Redskin. I think it’d be the perfect pick for the Washington Redskins.

“I don’t know if he’ll still be there at No. 51,” he continued. “But if he is I think it’ll be hard for them to pass up on a player like that, because not what he just brings to the defense, what he’s gonna bring to a special teams. He’s gonna play all special teams. He’s gonna help in the return game. He’s gonna be an instant playmaker on the defensive side of the ball, and the Redskins are liking that.”

What about Manti Te’o?

“I think there’s a little too much going on with Te’o right now,” he said. “And I don’t know if a city like Washington is a city he should be in after all the stuff he’s been through this offseason.”

I don’t know, Fred. Knuckleheads always seem to find their way here.

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Sarah Kogod · April 26, 2013

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