Redskins best draft picks: The Grimm Fairy Tale


As we near closer and closer to the NFL Draft we’ll take a look at some of the best picks the Washington Redskins have ever made, position by position. Today we’ll be looking at the Offensive Guard/Center position.

This honor goes to former, and founding, member of the Hogs, Russ Grimm. Grimm was the 69th overall pick (3rd rd) in the 1981 draft. Grimm was an integral part of one of the most dominant offensive lines in NFL history. During his stint with the Redskins Grimm made it to the Pro Bowl and was selected All-Pro four times, while on his way to four super bowl appearances with three super bowl victories. During his career the Redskins had a dominant running game, that is still remembered today, and a (slept on) lethal passing game because of the time in the pocket the o-line gave their QB’s.

For his stellar play Grimm was selected to the NFL 1980’s All-Decade Team. And his greatness is forever etched in stone after being inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 2010. This is why there’s no question that Russ Grimm is the Redskins all time best OG/C draft pick; actually we can say that he was a steal in the 3rd round.

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