2010 Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft: Pick No. 4

Rd. # Player Pos. College
1 4 Russell Okung
OT
Oklahoma State
General Manager: Nate D.

With the fourth pick of the 2010 Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft, the Washington Redskins select Oklahoma State offensive tackle Russell Okung.

Here is Nate D.'s reasoning for the pick:

With the youngest starter on Washington's offensive line having 7 years in the league and the recent retirement of 6 time Pro Bowl LT Chris Samuels, the Redskins need an infusion of talent and youth on their line. Okung is the clearest 'franchise' left tackle on the board, and gives Mike Shanahan (and Jason Campbell's eventual successor) someone to watch the blind side. An instant upgrade to a huge hole in Washington's roster, Okung will start day one, and benefit from being in training camp against defensive linemen like Albert Haynesworth and Bryan Orakpo, and allow the Clinton Portis/Larry Johnson backfield to see the light of day.

Many speculated that Shanahan would take a QB with his first pick, but Bradford was his choice. I don't think that he would reach and take a QB just to take one, unless he was totally sold on his abilities. If St. Louis were to take Clausen, I would have made that decision easily, but to settle AND not fill that need at LT would be stupid. Okung was the best player available for what Washington needs, and Campbell (and by extension, Rex) lives another day.

Check out the 2010 Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft tracker for a look at all of the picks.

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