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A Look Inside The Redskins Archives: Draft Room History

As the Redskins prepare for the NFL Draft Thursday night, here's a look into the archives at some of the team's draft room history from the 1970s and 1980s.

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Over the offseason, The Redskins Blog has been providing you with a different look at the franchise's past.

Unlike Throwback Thursday where we've looked at important moments on the gridiron against an upcoming opponent, this series will examine some of the lighter moments as we go through all of the photos stored at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va.


As general manager Scot McCloughan and staff make their final preparations for before tonight's draft, take a look at how their discussions may have looked forty years ago.

The photos above come from the Redskins "war room," as legendary head coach George Allen speaks with reporters and staff members, featuring prominently assistant coach Tim Temerario (in the thick glasses).

You can also spot Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell and former general manager Bobby Beathard on the phone.

It looked like notecards were the choice method to gathering facts and numbers about prospective players in the 1970s.

Remember when everything was filed neatly on paper?

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