The Cards traded one of their third-round picks to move up 11 picks in the second round to take TCU LB Daryl Washington, the guy they might have taken in the first round had Dan Williams not been there. Not a huge surprise. They have one third-round pick left, the one they got from the Ravens. Washington needs to add some weight, but he was clearly a guy the Cards wanted to get to replace Karlos Dansby at weakside inside linebacker.
UPDATE: Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Washington was the 12th-rated player on the Cards’ board (one behind Williams) and was considered with the first round pick. GM Rod Graves said there wasn’t much debate on trading the third-round pick because it was “the right decision.” Whisenhunt said after the pick, one NFC team called to say it was going to take Washington “a couple of picks later.” Whiz didn’t specifically name the team.
Tags: Daryl Washington, draft, Ken Whisenhunt, Rod Graves, trade
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