When the NFL draft gets underway on Thursday, there could be as many as four quarterbacks taken in the first round, and the Redskins have their sights set on one of them.
According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, Washington is targeting Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
Haskins led the Buckeyes to a Big Ten title this past season and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting after throwing for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns.
The Redskins managed to bring in Case Keenum via trade this offseason to counteract injuries to Alex Smith and Colt McCoy, but the future of the quarterback position in Washington is still a bit hazy. There was talk the Redskins could potentially trade for the Cardinals’ Josh Rosen, but Washington has no plans to make a deal with Arizona at this time, according to Russini.
It’s unclear if the Redskins will have to move up from the 15th overall pick to select Haskins. Some say his draft stock is falling, while others argue he’s the second-best quarterback in the draft after Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray. Thursday night should be interesting.