Chances are if you wanted to see the Skins take a draft pick for a particular position, you got your wish. That is for one exception, obviously, at the quarterback position. If you wanted to see offense, you got it with the selection of three WRs and two RBs. If you wanted defense, you got that as well with a smattering of DEs and DTs. With a final tally of twelve picks in the 2011 draft, it would pretty much be hard to not deliver something for everyone. So are people happy right now? The general consensus I have seen amongst my own inner-circle, which means friends on Facebook and co-workers; is yes.
Still the mystery revolving around the QB position remains. Rex Grossman is headed for free agency. Donovan McNabb ended the season on the outs. The media is raving about John Beck. John Beck?!? It seems that the media always has an infatuation with Redskins third string quarterbacks. Brennan-mania swept the Capitol a few years ago after a strong showing in a few pre-season games, but ultimately it was much ado. John Beck will not be the Redskins’ starting QB. So what are the options?
1. The Redskins reconcile with D-Nab and he reclaims the starting QB position. I give this a 60-40, maybe 65-35 shot of happening. A large question that remains involves what physical shape McNabb is currently in. Has he kept in shape or let himself go? This will be important as the team starts training.
2. The Redskins retain Grossman and keep him in the starting position. This is not an option many would like to see. Grossman is neither a star QB nor a play-maker. He can get the job done, but I don’t see us reaching the next level with him at the helm.
3. The Redskins deal. This may be the most likely course of action. Carson Palmer’s name has been tossed around. The Skins gained capital in the twelve players they selected. They might be able to cash some of them in.
Outside of those three options, I can’t think of any other course of actions the Skins can take. Mike Shanahan and the front office are nefarious when it comes to letting the public know their plans, so we will probably be left guessing well into training camp. And if John beck does start, I’ll eat my hat.