Carlos Rogers’ comment earlier this week about how he knew his Redskins tenure was done based on the franchise’s history of not re-signing draft picks drove me to do some research. Since 2004, the track record is bleak (rounds 1-4):
* 2004: S Sean Taylor (round 1, probably in line for a big deal at the time of his death late in 2007 season); and, TE Chris Cooley (round 3, signed six-year, $30 million extension in August 2007).
* 2005: CB Carlos Rogers (round 1, played out his rookie deal and signed with San Francisco last July); QB Jason Campbell (round 1, traded to Oakland on Draft Weekend 2010 after the Redskins acquired Donovan McNabb); and FB Manuel White (broke leg to end his rookie year, tore up knee to end 2006 season and eventually released).
* 2006: LB Rocky McIntosh (pictured, round 2, still a starter with the team after scheme change but working on a one-year contract).
* 2007: S LaRon Landry (round 1, the third defensive back in four years taken in the top 10, he’s in the last year of his original deal and wanting a big-money extension).
* 2008: Now this is bloody – WR Devin Thomas (round 2, released last year, now with the Giants); TE Fred Davis (round 2, starting for the Redskins); WR Malcolm Kelly (round 2, released this training camp); OL Chad Rinehart (released last year, now with Buffalo); and CB Justin Tryon (traded to Indianapolis last year, now on the Giants’ IR). Four picks in the top 124 and only one remains on the roster.
* 2009: LB Brian Orakpo (round 1, starter from Day 1, two Pro Bowls in two years); and CB Kevin Barnes (round 3, No. 3 corner for Redskins).
* 2010: LT Trent Williams (round 1, starter from Day 1, Redskins should have used that fourth overall pick to trade down … and down … and down to accumulate bodies); and LB Perry Riley (round 4, a current reserve who has been limited to special teams). Second-round pick to Philadelphia for McNabb (now in Minnesota) and third-round pick used on DE Jeremy Jarmon in supplemental draft (traded to Denver for WR Jabar Gaffney).
* 2011: LB Ryan Kerrigan (round 1, starter from Day 1, selected after the Redskins traded down from No. 10); DL Jarvis Jenkins (round 2, on injured reserve); WR Leonard Hankerson (inactive for first five games, has played because of injuries); and, RB Roy Helu (round 4, current No. 2 back seeing regular playing time).