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NFL Draft 2011: Jaguars Select Blaine Gabbert as Washington Redskins Trade Down

All nine Jacksonville fans in Florida have had to suffer through bland quarterback play for years. With tonight’s selection of Blaine Gabbert, those days may soon be coming to a close. Gabbert may have a year or two to develop behind incumbent QB David Garrard, but the writing is on the wall: Gabbert is the future.

The Jaguars liked their man so much that they traded their first rounder (16th overall) and their 2nd rounder (49th overall) for the privilege of calling his name.

This may be a slightly disappointing trade for Redskins fans who might have been hoping for the glamor of a top ten pick, but Washington is a team with a lot of needs, so scoring an extra pick is a great move, so long as they still nab their target at 16.

One more QB off the board only improves the value of Pittsburgh’s 31st overall pick in a potential trade down.

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