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RB vs. OL? Pretty much cut-and-dried

Short-haul and long-haul, grabbing a tailback is going to be better for you

Originally Published: April 16, 2010
By Vince Verhei | Football Outsiders

Early in this year's draft process, pick No. 4 in the 2010 NFL draft presented Mike Shanahan, Bruce Allen and the Washington Redskins with a tough decision: how best to fix a running game that produced just 94.3 yards per game in 2009, sixth-lowest in the NFL?

With quarterback Sam Bradford and defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy expected to be the first three picks in the draft, the Redskins would have their choice of any blocker or runner available. Who was ...

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