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Letters to Santa: 2013 NFL Draft Edition

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Letters to Santa

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Geoff Burke-US Presswire

Tis the Christmas season and that means everyone sends their letters to Santa Claus in hopes that he will bring them everything on their list. And for the NFL some teams have been very nice and others are stuck on Santa’s naughty list.

But if a team did send a letter to Santa what would they ask for in the 2013 NFL Draft? Lots of teams will certainly ask the big man for a franchise quarterback. Tragically, this probably isn’t the year for that, but hey go ahead and ask anyway.

Other teams will probably ask for a big strong offensive tackle they can line up and protect their star quarterback. This year that’s a very good thing to ask Santa for because there are about 5 of them in this draft.

Teams also hope that they don’t get any lumps of coal in their stockings in the form of big draft day busts, or workout warriors that never turn into the shiny new Red Rider BB Gun of draft picks they are all hoping for.

Keep in mind, this isn’t a mock draft. This is more of a best case scenario type of hypothetical. Understand that the best pick for several of these teams may be the same play. But if you are sending a letter to the big man, asking him for the best, right?

So with that, here are all 32 NFL teams’ letters to Santa Claus for the 2013 NFL draft. And don’t forget to come find me on Twitter @nfldraftboard for even more of my NFL rants.

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Arizona Cardinals

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Jerry Lal-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Santa, we've had a rough year and we could really use something nice under the tree. I mean for real. It started off so good this year and then it's like you tossed us on the naughty list and it's been all downhill from there. The only thing we want is a new quarterback. One with the touchdown kung fu grip. Maybe Tyler Bray from Tennessee or Tajh Boyd from Clemson. That would make our spirits bright. Well it can't make it any worse. We hope you will come see us even if it doesn't look much like winter here.

Merry Christmas,

Arizona Cardinals

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Atlanta Falcons

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John David Mercer-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

We have been pretty awesome this year, Santa. We have red in our uniforms and you have to love that too. This year, can you bring us some playoff wins so everyone can shut up about it? Oh, and either a top flight tight end like Tyler Eifert from Notre Dame or a great pass rusher like Oregon's

Dion Jordan

or Texas' Alex Okafor would be great too. If you can get us those we promise to stop whining to the media about not getting any respect. Thanks Santa!

Merry Christmas,

Atlanta Falcons

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Baltimore Ravens

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Ron Chenoy-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Santa, 17 years ago you left Ray Lewis under our tree and he's been one of the best presents ever. But this year I think we need to ask for a newer model because this one is starting to wear out. We put new batteries in it but it's still not working quite right. Before we put him in a box in the basement could you get us the new one? Maybe someone like Alec Ogletree from Georgia? Slap a bow on his and we'll be a happy franchise. Can't wait for you to come visit us here in Baltimore and bring us our shiny new first round pick.

Merry Christmas,

Baltimore Ravens

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Buffalo Bills

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Davis Butler II-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Santa, this is a hard letter to write this year. We've been very good this year and want something really good for Christmas. But we can't decide what kind of present we want. Some of us want a new quarterback like Geno Smith from West Virginia or Tyler Bray from Tennessee to really jazz up the franchise. But others want a new wide receiver like Keenan Allen from Cal to help jazz up our old quarterback. We trust you Santa, and we know you'll bring us what we want(need?) the most. Don't forget to look for the buffalo wings by the tree. Are you a bleu cheese guy, or do they go ranch in the North Pole?

Merry Christmas,

Buffalo Bills

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Carolina Panthers

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Jeremy Brevard-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Santa, we aren't sure what we did to get on the naughty list, but this whole season feels like a big fat lump of coal. Maybe it's not too late to salvage the year with a great present this year. Our quarterback Cam Newton really wants another wide receiver like Keenan Allen but the guys on defense have been asking for some help on their side like Johnathan Hankins from Ohio State. We know we can't have both, but you pick whichever one you can fit in your bag the best. We will be leaving you some good ole Carolina BBQ and hope you leave us something "super".

Merry Christmas, Carolina Panthers
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Chicago Bears

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Rob Grabowski-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

All us up here in Chicago have been doing our very best to stay on your nice list this year. Our quarterback and offensive line have had some rough moments, but we promise their hearts are still full of Christmas cheer. With that, can you bring us a big athletic offensive tackle to replace one of those guys? Jake Matthews from Texas A&M or Eric Fisher from Central Michigan coming down our chimney would be better than a fresh fruit cake. We'll be sure to leave you a hot Chicago Dog by the tree, and thanks for everything!

Merry Christmas,

Chicago Bears

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Cincinnati Bengals

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Howard Smith-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Ya know Santa, we are tired of fans of other teams giving us a hard time because we have players that get in trouble with the law sometimes. So this year can you please give us a player that is squeaky clean and not a problem? Maybe like linebacker Manti Te'o or a wide out like Cal's Keenan Allen to help the offense? Either would be fabulous. And don't you dare put cornerback Tyrann Mathieu anywhere near our Yule log! We will leave you a bowl of our special chili so we apologize to the reindeer in advance.

Merry Christmas,

Cincinnati Bengals

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Cleveland Browns

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Ron Schwane-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Santa, we were afraid that last year you gave us a couple of lumps of coal with our first round picks, but it's sure looking like our shiny new quarterback and running back are going to be just fine. This year can you do the same for us on defense with a playmaker like defensive end Damontre Moore from Texas A&M or maybe linebacker Jarvis Jones from Georgia? That would be better than a 6ft tall candy cane! We hung our stockings in the Dawg Pound so sorry if there's a little smell. If you can cram some defense in there that would be great!

Merry Christmas,

Cleveland Browns

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Dallas Cowboys

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Dale Zanine-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Santa when you come see us here in Dallas, we will be sure to have the roof open in the dome, but try not and hit the giant TVs we have hanging down in the middle. You'll end up our naughty list if you do. Not sure if we are on your naughty or nice list this year, but I know our offensive line is getting no gifts this year. Please bring us some new ones, like maybe Chance Warmack from Alabama or his teammate Barrett Jones. Those would be some serious stocking stuffers. We'll have a big t-bone waiting on you when you get here, and try and keep the reindeer off the turf.

Merry Christmas,

Dallas Cowboys

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Denver Broncos

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Jeremy Brevard-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

After last year Santa when we asked you for a franchise quarterback, we never imagined you'd be pushing Peyton Manning down the chimney. This year we aren't going to be quite so greedy. We'd love a really nice defensive tackle like Sheldon Richardson from Missouri or maybe a shiny new cornerback like Johnthan Banks from Mississippi State. Oh and Santa thank you for giving us someone last year dumb enough to take quarterback Tim Tebow off our hands. We owe ya big for that one.

Merry Christmas,

Denver Broncos

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Detroit Lions

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Mark J. Rebilas-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Look Santa we understand that you have put defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and wide receiver Titus Young on the lifetime naughty list. But that doesn't mean you can't still get the rest of us something, right? We won't be greedy, but a new cornerback like Johnthan Banks from Mississippi State would be plenty. Maybe next year we'll do better and we can ask for more. Again, sorry about those 2. We're getting them both Elf on a Shelf for next year.

Merry Christmas, Detroit Lions
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Green Bay Packers

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Andrew Weber-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Santa, we know that you love coming to see us up here because our weather is so much like the North Pole. Up here we are really happy with how things are going, and we know that we've been on the nice list all year so we're going to ask for something big. Big like Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones. We'll make sure to hang an extra big stocking just in case. Oh and of course, we're leaving you cheese. Like every year.

Merry Christmas,

Green Bay Packers

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Houston Texans

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Brett Davis-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Not sure if you got the Falcons letter, but if you only have a chance to give respect to one team, please make it us. And try not to pay any attention to that Patriots game from a couple of weeks ago. We really are good, I promise. But you know what would make us even better? A really fast wide receiver like Tavon Austin from West Virginia or DeAndre Hopkins from Clemson to put out there and take some heat off Andre Johnson. Oh and a playoff win or 2 would be nice as well. We'll leave you milk and cookies and hope you aren't too full when you get to us.

Merry Christmas,

Houston Texans

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Indianapolis Colts

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Kim Klement-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

After everything from the last year between our hall of fame quarterback leaving only to draft our newest franchise signal caller and then having our coach win his battle with cancer we really feel like we've gotten all the presents we could ever want. We might even make the playoffs! But if you have room in your bag, could you cram a young linebacker like Alabama's CJ Mosley or LSU's Sam Montgomery? That's not asking too much is it? Have a merry Christmas! #chuckstrong

Merry Christmas,

Indianapolis Colts

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Jacksonville Jaguars

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Kim Klement-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Santa we've been very good this past year and so our list is sort of long. We'd like fans to come to our games. Oh no wait, instead of that, can we have a new stadium in sunny Los Angeles, California so people will come watch us play there? But until you give us that, can you give us a new quarterback like Geno Smith from West Virginia or Tyler Wilson from Arkansas? That lump of coal from Missouri you brought us really isn't working out. Hope you and your reindeer come down and get a tan here in Florida.

Merry Christmas,

Jacksonville Jaguars

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Kansas City Chiefs

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Jason Bridge-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

We know that we haven’t been very good this year, but I would still like something extra special for Christmas. We are not asking for much, maybe a new head coach or a new general manager, but in the draft all we want is the next Andrew Luck. But since you probably can’t bring us that, we’d be fine with quarterback Tyler Wilson from Arkansas. If we can’t have him, I guess we will be ok with quarterback Geno Smith from West Virginia. Either one has to be better than what he have, right Santa? But please no lump of coal again this year Santa. No more defensive linemen. We’ll leave you some KC BBQ out for you and hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays,

Kansas City Chiefs

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Miami Dolphins

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Steve Mitchell-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Thanks for coming down to Sunny Miami, Santa. Stay awhile and get a tan if you want. For our present, we don't really know what we want. Our quarterback, Ryan Tannehill keeps going on and on about some wide receiver he saw in a catalog. Robert Woods from USC I think. I think it might be best to get us that just to shut him up. Thanks Santa and try not to run into any palm trees on your landing.

Merry Christmas,

Miami Dolphins

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Minnesota Vikings

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Bruce Kluckhohn-US Presswore

Dear Santa,

Santa, we read somewhere that you were originally from like Austria or somewhere like that, so we figure use Norse heroes have to hold a special place in your heart. That means no matter what we ask for you have to get us, right? And by big I mean a big giant defensive tackle like John Jenkins from Georgia or Kawann Short from Purdue. And if you get a letter from our running back Adrian Peterson asking for a place to play, just ignore him.

Merry Christmas,

Minnesota Vikings

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New England Patriots

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Davis Butler II-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Look Santa, we're going to be straight with ya, we need some help. It seems like ever since you brought us quarterback Tom Brady we've been really having to work hard to put players around him, and you haven't been a whole lot of help. Can you please bring us a pass rusher, maybe linebacker Barkevious Mingo from LSU, or a big hitting safety like Matt Elam from Florida. Oh and if you can bring us some of those spy cameras that record in high def that would be great too. We'll have you a cut up hoodie by the tree to keep you warm. Thanks!

Merry Christmas,

New England Patriots

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New Orleans Saints

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Derick Hingle-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Now, before you say anything, let us just say it. Our bad. our owner has bought all of us Elf on a Shelf for next year so there shouldn't be a repeat of the troubles this year. We will be good, we promise. So if you know we are going to do better, do you think we can go ahead and ask for some help on defense? A big strong defensive end like Sam Montgomery from LSU or Bjoern Werner from FSU would be great! Make sure to take a bowl of gumbo and some bignetes with you to help with your long trip. And again-our bad.

Merry Chrirstmas,

New Orleans Saints

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New York Giants

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Brad Penner-USA TODAY SPORTS

Dear Santa,

Santa, we aren't sure why we give all of our fans ulcers with our up and down play but please don't put us on the naughty list for it. We really need some help this year, so we have to ask for something good. Our secondary has taken a beating this year, so a new cornerback would be nice if a guy like DeMarcus Milliner from Alabama was still floating around your back when you get here. If not a big tackle like Dallas Thomas from Tennessee will do just fine.

Merry Christmas,

New York Giants

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New York Jets

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Don McPeak-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Uhm, we aren't sure where to begin. We're sure you've gotten reports that we haven't been the best this year. We get that. But with our entire quarterback depth chart filled with lumps of coal do you really want to leave us another? Of course not. So instead leave us a new quarterback like

Tyler Bray

from

Tennessee

and we can all have a great Christmas day. Seriously, help us. We can't do it on our own. We'll leave you a New York slice by the tree. You like cheese right?

Merry Christmas,

New York Jets

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Oakland Raiders

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Mitch Stringer-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Santa, I know Christmas hasn't come to Oakland in a long time, but we hope that changes this year. Our fans have been on their best behavior and even our players are trying to be good because they know you are watching. This year for Christmas in the draft please don't bring us the player with the best 40 yard dash time. Just a really good defensive lineman like Johnathan Hankins from Ohio State or maybe a linebacker like Manti Te'o from Notre Dame would make our Christmas a merry one for sure. Raider Nation will be waiting!

Merry Christmas,

Oakland Raiders

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Philadelphia Eagles

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Dale Zanine-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Santa, we'd like to ask that your decision on what present to bring us should no way be influenced by the actions of our fans. Yes, many years ago they booed you, but we have all moved on from that, right? So much so, bringing us a big strong defensive end like Dion Jordan from Oregon or Sam Montgomery from LSU shouldn't be a problem. You like onions on your Philly? Of course you do, the reindeer don't mind your breath.

Merry Christmas, Philadelphia Eagles
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Pittsburgh Steelers

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Tim Heitman-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Santa, I know you are very busy, but try not to forget us this year. We've been really good and even quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has stayed out of the police blotter and off the naughty list. If you want to give defensive tackle Alameda Ta'amu a big lump of coal, that's fine, but the rest of us have been very good. We have lost of things on our list like suits of armor for our players so they don't get hurt, and a decent running game if you can swing it. But in the draft, can you bring us a big hitting safety like Kenny Vaccaro from Texas or maybe if you are feeling the Christmas spirit let Manti Te'o from Notre Dame fall to us. We'll have a big Primanti Bros sandwich waiting on you when you get here! Thanks!

Merry Christmas,

Pittsburgh Steelers

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San Diego Chargers

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Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY SPORTS

Dear Santa,

Santa, we love it here in San Diego. The weather is awesome and it's all so beautiful. But our team hasn't been very San Diego-like. I am not sure what to ask for first, so I'll just ask for it all and you pick what you want to get us. A big offensive tackle like Dallas Thomas from Tennessee would be good. A new running back like Gio Bernard from North Carolina would be good too. Or maybe a new wide receiver like DeAndre Hopkins from Clemson would work as well. We aren't being greedy, just give us whatever you have left in the bad when you hit the west coast. Oh and I not sure if you do pick ups but if so would you take head coach Norv Turner with you?

Merry Christmas,

San Diego Chargers

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San Francisco 49ers

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Kelley Cox-USA TODAY SPORTS

Dear Santa,

We can tell by how our season is going we are right at the top of your nice list, so we might have to hit you up for something extra special this year. We know that your bag is pretty stuffed with players for all the teams, but you might want to clear some space, because we want you to bring us a big giant defensive tackle like Jesse Williams from Alabama. Having Williams in the middle of the defense would be better than a partridge in a pear tree. Or something like that. Well anyway, if you see our coach be careful because he's a bit of a loose cannon and we aren't sure if he believes.

Merry Christmas,

San Francisco 49ers

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Seattle Seahawks

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Rob Grabowski-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

We are all really in the Christmas spirit up here in Seattle, Santa. We've got one of your helpers, Russell Wilson as our quarterback and all that Christmas magic is really working out for us. Do you think you could bring Willson something really special this year, like a big target to throw to like Justin Hunter from Tennessee or DeAndre Hopkins from Clemson? Be sure before you go to grab a big hot cup of coffee to help get your through your busy night!

Merry Christmas,

Seattle Seahawks

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St. Louis Rams

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Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Dear Santa,

Santa, we aren't writing this letter for us. We are writing it for our quarterback Sam Bradford. He's been good all season and he really wants something nice this year. And by nice we mean someone on the offensive line who can keep from getting him killed next season. That means Luke Joeckel from Texas A&M or Taylor Lewan from Michigan would be the top of the list. Oh and since we get 2 presents this year could our 2nd one be a big pass rushing defensive like Sheldon Richardson from Missouri or maybe another weapon for Bradford like Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert. We have a feeling this is going to be the best Christmas ever!

Merry Christmas,

St. Louis Rams

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Kim Klement-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Hey Santa, we know that our head coach Greg Schiano is a bit of a grinch and reminds us a little of Ebenezer Scrooge but please don't hold that against us. We still want a good present this year. The top of our list this year is a new cornerback. We traded one away and now we have to replace him. DeMarcus Milliner from Alabama would work just fine. If you do that we promise not to fire out when the other team is in the victory formation and we have no chance of winning. Deal?

Merry Christmas,

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Tennessee Titans

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Steve Mitchell-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

All of us here in Tennessee are really looking forward to Christmas this year. We've really been excited about our team, but we just can't seem to win many games. We think that we've narrowed the problem down and we know just what to ask for. We need a new quarterback. We don't care how many carols we have to sing to old folks or how many bells in front of department stores we have to ring, it's time to get us a new signal caller. If Tajh Boyd from Clemson or Tyler Bray from Tennessee is still on the shelves pick us up one. And don't forget to grab some Memphis style ribs before you finish your trip and don't forget to swing by Graceland.

Merry Christmas,

Tennessee Titans

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Washington Redskins

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David Richard-US Presswire

Dear Santa,

Hope you are having a good year, Santa. We know that we aren't getting a first round present this year, but we still wanted to write. We just have to write and thank you for last year's present. We really like it! We don't even mind that we had to mortgage future Christmas gifts for him, because he was more than worth it. If we can get a present like him every time, we will only draft in the first round every 3 years.

Merry Christmas,

Washington Redskins

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