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2019 Redskins Draft Bracket: It's close, but Drew Lock should advance over Brian Burns

2019 Redskins Draft Bracket: It's close, but Drew Lock should advance over Brian Burns

NBC Sports Washington wants Redskins fans to help decide the team's ideal 2019 first-round pick by voting in the Redskins Draft Bracket on Twitter. Before you vote, though, take in this breakdown of the next matchup.

The 2019 Redskins Draft Bracket is down to four players, and in the second semifinal, Brian Burns and Drew Lock are head-to-head.

How did both players get here, and who should move on? Let's answer those questions now.

Burns: Burns has been unkind to LSU products, first taking out Devin White and then advancing past Greedy Williams. Can he do the same to a Missouri guy in Lock?

Lock: Lock has dodged two pass rushers already, getting by Dexter Lawrence and Clelin Ferrell. He'll look to make it three by beating out Burns.

So, who should advance?: In some of the matchups in this bracket, this answer has been very obvious. This is not one of those matchups.

Burns could be the missing piece to the Redskins' defense that looks like it's starting to round into form. As of now, Ryan Anderson is slated to start opposite of Ryan Kerrigan. While Anderson will hopefully keep developing in his third season, he's not exactly a frightening pass rushing talent.

Burns, meanwhile, is.

His speed and burst should be a problem as soon as he finds his way into an NFL lineup, and he'd be a tremendous complement to the consistent Ryan Kerrigan. In terms of guys who'd help right away, few would be more promising than Burns.

What if Lock slips to No. 15, though? Would the 'Skins pass up Burns for the passer?

Like his contemporaries in the class, Lock has questions. Yet in today's league, grabbing a QB in the first round and then building around him while he's on his rookie deal is a clear blueprint for growth. If Lock pans out, it could change the direction of the franchise.

This decision comes down to how much the staff and front office likes Lock, and how much they value the long-term future over 2019. In the end, however, if Lock is there, it's worth taking the risk and nabbing him. No one alters the course of an organization like a successful young signal caller.

You've heard the case for both players. Now, retweet or like depending on whom you'd prefer to see move on in the bracket.


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Reuben Foster believed to be lost for 2019 with major knee, leg injury, per source

Reuben Foster believed to be lost for 2019 with major knee, leg injury, per source

Redskins officials fear that linebacker Reuben Foster has torn the ACL in his left knee, sources tell NBC Sports Washington.

Additionally, there is concern about a more significant injury that could include the artery in his left leg, sources said. 

Foster went down on his first snap in a non-contact drill during OTAs on Monday after stepping on the leg of guard Tyler Catalina. Immediately, Foster fell to the ground, and it was obvious he was in intense pain. He was audibly screaming and crying while writhing in pain on the field. 

Moments later, the Redskins medical staff rushed out to Foster, and within a matter of minutes, his leg was placed into a stabilizing device. He was then helped onto a cart and wheeled off the practice field. 

After practice, Jay Gruden said the team was unsure of Foster's prognosis but did say, "I’m just very disappointed in what happened in his first rep as a Redskin. He runs through the gap and gets injured."

The Redskins took a major public relations hit by signing Foster last fall, and the team's belief was that his play on the field would be worth the controversy that enveloped his signing. Foster won't be playing in 2019, but remains under contract for 2020, and Washington will have the option to keep him in 2021. 


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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott handcuffed by police at Vegas music festival

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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott handcuffed by police at Vegas music festival

LAS VEGAS -- Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by police, but not arrested, after a scuffle involving event staff at a Las Vegas music festival.

Police Officer Laura Meltzer said Monday that the 23-year-old running back was detained briefly early Saturday during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Cellphone video posted by celebrity website TMZ appeared to show Elliott speaking with a woman and then with several security and event staff members, including one who falls backward over a metal parking area barricade.

Elliott's attorney, Frank Salzano in New York, told TMZ that event security misconstrued the situation and overreacted and that Elliott left Las Vegas for Dallas after the incident to be at his youth football camp Sunday.

Salzano didn't immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press.