My friends over at Hogs Haven are doing a 7-on-7 “Redskins flag football draft,” which is an idea I love. RG3 is not allowed in their draft, but he will be here. I figured I’d pick my own NFC East 7-on-7 flag football draft using their rules, which are…
- Automatic rush allowed for all defenders
- Full contact blocking on the line of scrimmage, but no downfield blocking
- No Kickoffs, but there are field goals
- The quarterback can run at will
- Everyone is an eligible receiver, so blitz at your own risk
- NO RG3
Here’s my NFC East 7-on-7 team:
- RG3, Redskins: Screw that last rule. I’m taking RG3. He’s my QB (duh), and he’s also athletic enough to D up. Plus, if I want to run the ball, I’ll just run with RG3. No need whatsoever for a running back.
- DeSean Jackson, Eagles: Fairly obvious choice, in my opinion, solely for his speed. I’ve never seen anybody able to cover DJax in 1-on-1 drills at Eagles training camp, and I don’t see many people covering him in flag football.
- Dez Bryant, Cowboys: Another fairly obvious choice, for his speed and size.
- Lane Johnson, Eagles: Most athletic offensive lineman in the division, and he used to be a TE. He’ll block for RG3, and he can leak out into the occasional pass pattern. He also played QB in JuCo, so we can run some trick plays, or he can be the emergency QB if RG3 blows out a knee.
- Jason Pierre-Paul, Giants: He and Lane Johnson will serve as my primary pass rushers, but they’re also athletic enough to hold their own covering bigger guys. JPP is 6’5, and Johnson is 6’6, so they will both be instructed to get their hands in the air on D. I’ll also trust that JPP will be athletic enough to figure out how to pass protect, and I’ll assume he can catch a football if it’s thrown his way from RG3. “Healthy back” disclaimers apply.
- J.J. Wilcox, Cowboys: Wilcox played slot receiver in college, before moving to safety. He had 138 rushes for 968 yards (7.0 avg) and 14 TDs to go along with 45 catches for 898 yards and 4 TDs in his career at Georgia Southern. He’s a guy who can be competent on both sides of the ball.
- Isaac Sopoaga, Eagles: Oddly enough, Sopoaga was the emergency kicker for the 49ers in his tenure there. He played rugby in Samoa, so I trust him to play both sides of the ball as well, although obviously, I wouldn’t be asking him to cover receivers down the field or go out for many passes. He’ll obviously play OL/DL.
Who you got?