Stump The Duke: Washington Number Ones

In this week’s Stump The Duke, we celebrate the NFL Draft with a little quiz about the Washington football franchise’s number one picks. Play along as we jog your memory a bit with some Draft Day hits and misses…brought to you by Play Favorites, Front Royal’s Favorite Toy Store!

Sports: Friday, April 26, 2024

Dodgers Sweep Nats, Caps Return Home Tonight, Commanders Select QB Daniels In NFL Draft

Joey Meneses, with one of his 3 hits in the Nats’ 2-1 loss to the Dodgers. Courtesy Nationals Radio Network…

Sports Dogs Podcast: Draft Day

The Sports Dogs are back together, and in this edition, R-Dog & The Duke break down the Washington Commanders potential picks this weekend in the NFL Draft, as the Burgundy and Gold try to get their franchise quarterback. Plus, possible middle-round selections for Washington as they look to the future…

“Jayden Daniels No Matter What”

Ryan’s 2023 NFL Mock Draft

Get ready for tonight’s NFL Draft with Ryan’s Mock draft, and don’t forget to listen to this week’s Sports Dogs Podcast focusing on the top 10 pick and the Commanders’ selection.

  1. Carolina Panthers: Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
    Steph Curry of football
  2. Houston Texans: Will Anderson, EDGE, Alabama
    I don’t think the Texans like the other QBs.

    2022: 65 Pressures (2nd) 2021: 82 Pressures (1st) 2020: 60 Pressures (1st)

  3. Arizona Cardinals: CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio State
    Cardinals Trade back to Raiders
  4. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida
    Colts can’t keep sending out retread future retirees at QB.
  5. Seattle Seahawks: Jalen Carter, DL, Georgia
    Could’ve been first non-QB taken. Off the field concerns. Pleaded no contest in reckless driving and racing which led to a death. Overweight at combine. Doesn’t like hard coaching, Pete Carroll is a good fit for that.
  6. Detroit Lions: Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon
    Best pure corner in draft. Long. WD40 smooth hips
  7. Las Vegas Raiders: Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech
    Cardinals trade back to Raiders spot and get a guy with great potential
  8. Atlanta Falcons: Lukas Van Ness, EDGE, Iowa
    Falcons defensive line was baddddd. Van Ness did not play a ton at Iowa. Big potential pick.
  9. Chicago Bears: Paris Johnson, OT, Ohio State
    Traded back showed confidence in Fields. A new OL will help him succeed. Only 2 sacks and No hits allowed at LT last season.
  10. Philadelphia Eagles: Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia
    Eagles always pick players that terrify me and I don’t want to play against. Ran a 4.39 40 yd dash and was MAD
  11. Tennessee Titans: Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois
    Consensus All-American and First-Team Big Ten in 2022. Titans just addressed other needs in free agency. 5.2 QBR when targeted.
  12. Houston Texans: Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
    Saquon. Stud. Teams started drooling over him last year. Instant fantasy football impact
  13. Green Bay Packers: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
    Best WR in draft. Could be a steal. 347 yards in Rose Bowl. OSU record for receiving yards in a season. First WR drafted in first round in 21 years in GB. Would also be absolutely hilarious to make Rodgers mad and draft a WR like he always wanted.
  14. New England Patriots: Joey Porter Jr, CB, Penn State
    Another pick because it would be funny. Steelers and Pats big rivals at the time his Dad was in league. Spygate was Pats on Steelers. “I have a natural hate for them. Period. “And that’s just gonna be with me forever.”- Joey Porter Sr.
  15. New York Jets: Peter Skoronski, IOL, Northwestern
    Best interior lineman. Could play outside down the road but has short arms.
  16. Washington Commanders: Darnell Wright, OT, Tenn
    Shut down Will Anderson who will be top 5 pick in game vs Bama. Moves Wylie to guard which should help him. Versatile and experienced(played senior year and in senior bowl). Only 6 teams allowed more sacks than Commanders last year. Chris Samuels, Brandon Scherff and Trent Williams last OL taken by Washington in 1st round
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia
    Highest ceiling of any lineman in draft. Steelers OL was so bad. Will help Pickett and Najee.
  18. Detroit Lions: Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah
    Need to fill hole left after trading away Hockenson. Kincaid is a better offensive weapon.
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
    Bucs need a QB. Levis falls.
  20. Seattle Seahawks: Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson
    Seattle completely rebuilds DL in one round. Father attended Warren County High School.
  21. Los Angeles Chargers: Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame
    New OC Kellen Moore likes two tight end sets
  22. Baltimore Ravens: Zay Flowers, WR, BC
    Still trying to make nice with Lamar. Need cheaper investment at position after giving OBJ 18 mil
  23. Minnesota Vikings: Jordan Addison, WR, USC
    WR panic! Vikings need Thielen replacement and KJ Osbourne didn’t step up as much last year.
  24. Jacksonville Jaguars: Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland
    Chiseled of stone. Freak athlete. Can play the run game.
  25. New York Giants: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU
    Giants WR room still stinks even after free agent signings. I don’t think Johnston will transition to NFL very well.
  26. Dallas Cowboys: O’Cyrus Torrence, IOL, Florida
    Cowboys always seem to draft lineman well. He should develop well at guard in their offense.
  27. Buffalo Bills: Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas
    Alabama transfer then balled out. Buffalo needs to fill hole left by Edmunds. They also need to invest in Defense.
  28. Cincinnati Bengals: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Miss State
    FBS record holder in pick 6s
  29. New Orleans Saints: Calijah Kancey, DL, Pitt
    Undersized otherwise would go way higher.
  30. Philadelphia Eagles: Brian Branch, S, Alabama
    Extremely unfair the eagles have two first round picks. They get lucky with Branch sliding to them.
  31. Kansas City Chiefs: Will McDonald, EDGE, Iowa State
    Forced 10 fumbles in college.

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Sports: Thursday, April 27, 2023

Nats Stop Mets Again, O’s Take Series From BoSox, NFL Draft Begins Tonight

Gore gets his 10th strikeout in a solid outing against the Mets. The call courtesy of the Nationals Radio Network…

Jeimer Candelario goes deep for the Nats. Courtesy of the Nationals Radio Network

 

 

Sports: Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Gray Shines As Nats Blank Mets, O’s Skein Stopped By Bosox, NFL Draft Gets Underway Tomorrow

 

Keibert Ruiz gives the Nats an early lead with a 435-foot blast. Courtesy of the Nationals Radio Network

Nats pitcher Josiah Gray gets out of a 5th inning jam with one of his 9 Ks. Courtesy of the Nationals Radio Network