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Cerrato talks about past drafts

Now that Vinny Cerrato is unattached to any NFL team, he can talk openly about the events of drafts gone by.

In a spot on 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore (via Dan Steinberg of D.C. Sports Bog), Cerrato spoke about some of the decisions made during his time with the Redskins.

Here’s a quick summary:

1.  Cerrato says he would have taken linebacker DeMarcus Ware instead of cornerback Carlos Rogers in 2005.  (Given the overall quality of the top ten in 2005, most teams would have taken Ware instead of the player they picked.)

2.  Receiver Michael Crabtree was on the Redskins’ board in 2009, and they had at the draft a jersey with his name on it, in the event he squirted through.

3.  Cerrato explained that, at a pre-draft dinner event with a group of defensive linemen in 2009, one of the guys picked before the Redskins were on the clock at No. 13 “was so obnoxious . . . just yelling across the room, and yelling certain things.”  The only defensive linemen taken before No. 13 were Tyson Jackson, Aaron Maybin, and B.J. Raji.  Cerrato said the player “had a terrible year,” which as Steinberg believes means it was Maybin.

4.  In 2004, the Redskins were torn between Miami teammates Kellen Winslow and Sean Taylor.  Winslow didn’t help himself by failing to answer his door for a breakfast meeting with coach Joe Gibbs, and then falling asleep in the locker room.

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24 Responses to “Cerrato talks about past drafts”
  1. downwithdansnyder says: Apr 20, 2010 1:55 PM

    He has NO credibility to comment on any draft past of future. Should we list all of his picks with the 49ers and ‘Skins?
    He needs to find another profession. NOT just another job in the same profession.

  2. jb1996 says: Apr 20, 2010 1:59 PM

    its very easy to judge after the draft isnt it i could say the same about the chargers drafting ryan leaf but would it really be worth writing?

  3. TheDPR says: Apr 20, 2010 1:59 PM

    That’s two squirting through references today, Florio. Get a new catchphrase please.

  4. RIP__21 says: Apr 20, 2010 2:00 PM

    …”4. In 2004, the Redskins were torn between Miami teammates Kellen Winslow and Sean Taylor. Winslow didn’t help himself by failing to answer his door for a breakfast meeting with coach Joe Gibbs, and then falling asleep in the locker room.”
    lol i didnt know this happened. I do remember that moron Winslow screaming like a petulant child that he was “going to make the redskins pay” for skipping over him.
    First impressions are everything and sounds like his sucked ass.

  5. superbowl says: Apr 20, 2010 2:01 PM

    so in reality he said little or nothing.
    his first comment should have been WHY THEY DID NOT DRAFT WARE? was he even being considered? What was in play and WHO in the organization affected the choice.
    the second point of drafting Crab – remember that more than a few teams had CRAB the number one player in the draft – it was PERSONAL issues with Crab that made him lose millions of $$$$ – remember he is a DIVA
    Point 3 – if Cerrato had any balls he would have simply stated here was the here, here is what the player did and here is how it cost this player money and here is how it is still affecting Aaron – call people out don’t pu##yfoot around
    So Point 4 – was Winslow hung over? did he miss his wake up call? was it a respect issue? maybe he was not in the room and had checked into another room because the Air-conditioner was not working – or maybe he just found a sleezbag to hook up with – give us the scoop.

  6. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 20, 2010 2:04 PM

    i’m sure Portland would’ve took Kevin Durant over Greg Oden too but they didn’t
    Cerrato is lame
    btw Florio is squirt your word of the day?

  7. mr_snrub says: Apr 20, 2010 2:05 PM

    Cerrato says he would have taken linebacker DeMarcus Ware instead of cornerback Carlos Rogers in 2005.
    It took that clown 5 years to figure out what the rest of the country knew on draft day? Brilliant.

  8. Black QB White RB says: Apr 20, 2010 2:08 PM

    Cerrato sucked! but then again Bruce Allen just signed Donovan McNabb………..

  9. oldskool says: Apr 20, 2010 2:08 PM

    Why anyone gives bug-eyes the time of day with anything, let along something he knows zilch about such as the draft, is beyond me.
    The outright and combined incompetence of Cerrato and Charley Casserly set the team back 2 decades. Good riddance to both!

  10. Thingamajig says: Apr 20, 2010 2:09 PM

    Monday morning GM

  11. bmckay says: Apr 20, 2010 2:17 PM

    While the last thing on earth I ever thought I would be is a Cerrato sympathizer, people are off base where his shortcomings regarding the draft lie. While it is true he ruined many Redskin drafts while here, he ruined them by trading the picks away.
    As a talent evaluator he was fine, and has plenty of good picks to hang his hat on. Furthermore, he was able to get these quality players with less picks (while admiringly self-inflicted), and I’d imagine his overall success ratio is well above average.

  12. Bill In DC says: Apr 20, 2010 2:24 PM

    Well of course ‘now’ he says he would have taken Ware instead of Rogers. Nice post draft ‘I’m really a genius at these sorts of things’. Did ye get asked why he didn’t if that’s what he wanted to do? Did ‘The Danny’ make the pick? Did Gibbs?

  13. Florio-is-a-tool says: Apr 20, 2010 2:25 PM

    Winslow was/is such a jerk. At Miami he’d go to classes ignore the teacher and surf for porn on his laptop. No one ever held him accountable for his actions and he’s got an entitled type personality. Pity because his father is such a classy guy.

  14. XBOD says: Apr 20, 2010 2:27 PM

    incompetence of Charley- do you know what your talking about ? you “F,N” idiot… Redskins went to 4 superbowls while he was there..

  15. NAACPNOFRIENDOMINE says: Apr 20, 2010 2:28 PM

    At which point is Kellen Winslow going to be acknowleged for what/who he is? Warrior, right? Bum!!! Winslow needs to realize that youu canot ride your father’s legacy forever.

  16. monet99 says: Apr 20, 2010 2:29 PM

    The Rogers they should have taken in 2005 was Aaron.

  17. Foreskins says: Apr 20, 2010 2:40 PM

    Cerrato is such a douchebag. I’m sure he wanted to take Adrian Peterson over Laron Landry too.

  18. skinsfan#33 says: Apr 20, 2010 2:45 PM

    Winslow did us a favor by not meating w/Gibbs. We drafted Sean Taylor (RIP) and a TE that was better in college and has been better in the pros. Chris Cooley!

  19. cmich06 says: Apr 20, 2010 3:12 PM

    Maybin is a bonafide ass…was in high school and never changed

  20. gurnblanston says: Apr 20, 2010 3:33 PM

    Unbelievable that Cerrato has any job in football. The only apparent skills on his resume are willing patsy at racquetball and brownnoser supreme. I guess he has removed his lips from Little Danny’s backside in hopes of placing them on Chris Berman’s instead.
    If his newfound certainty about what he would have done in past drafts is a shot at Little Danny, then they deserved each other (and I wish they would have left toegther). If it’s a shot at Joe Gibbs, then good luck with that with anyone that knows anything about football or appreciates actual success in the sport.
    Joe Gibbs left his championship team in yet another sport and put his reputation on the line twelve years after retiring to the Pro Football Hall of Fame with three rings in an attempt to salvage a franchise that Cerrato decimated. Gibbs promptly took this pathetic excuse for the formerly proud franchise back to the playoffs – twice in four years with one victory. That four year term – as modest as its success might be – eclipses anything Cerrato has ever done in football. Screw Cerrato! Fire Dan Snyder! Hail!

  21. Jimbo says: Apr 20, 2010 4:07 PM

    Cerrato is a total scumbucket with “Loser” written on his forehead. Typical Vinnie using 20-20 hindsight and insinuating “he” would have done differently had he been running things. Well, he ran things last year and finally got “found out.” I can’t believe anyone has hired this farce…………….

  22. We need linemen says: Apr 20, 2010 4:08 PM

    ” Cerrato says he would have taken linebacker DeMarcus Ware instead of cornerback Carlos Rogers in 2005. (Given the overall quality of the top ten in 2005, most teams would have taken Ware instead of the player they picked.)”
    A case of 20/20 hindsight there. At the time of the draft everyone was saying it was deep at CB and ‘Skins needed one.
    The fact that none of those CBs worked out just shows how difficult it is to spot talent. Jones was always recognised as a risk, and there were questions about Rolle as man-cover guy, but no one predicted that all three would fall so far short of their draft position.
    No one predicted Ware would be as good as he is either, or he would have gone higher than 11th.

  23. Mattie says: Apr 20, 2010 4:43 PM

    the only reason they didn’t take Maybin is that he is represented by LaVar Arringtons Management company

  24. Mattie says: Apr 20, 2010 4:45 PM

    Maybin is represented by LaVar Arrington’s management company and he didn’t want to have to deal with LaVar

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