The Redskins have officially completed another disappointing season, and all eyes are set towards April. Draft Day promises to be a crazy one for many teams, especially the Washington Redskins. Without sacrificing players and/or future draft picks, the Redskins will be selecting 6th overall. With the subtraction of USC QB Matt Barkley, only two elite quarterbacks are left, and the ‘Skins seem to be too far off to get either. Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck are both projected to go before the Redskins get a chance, bringing up another problem in D.C.
Should they go after a mediocre signal-caller like Landry Jones or Ryan Tannehill? Or should they try for a free-agent, possibly a back-up who just torched a play-off team?
I’m leaning towards the second option, and who could that person be? That person is former 7th rounder Matt Flynn, a QB out of LSU who hasn’t seen much sunlight due to the fact he backs up Aaron Rodgers. On New Year’s Day, he stepped in for a resting Rodgers, and looked like an elite himself. The former college National Champion broke two Packer records by throwing for 480 yards with 6 touchdowns, a feat that caught the eye of the entire NFL. The Redskins have to be drooling over this possibility, especially since they would be able to use their 6th overall pick on someone else they need, like Justin Blackmon, or an O-lineman. Flynn would fit in perfectly with the Washington offense, one reason being since most of the focus will be on the powerhouse of a running back trio they will have. Second year player Leonard Hankerson will be ready to go, and he sure looks promising, and the thought of Blackmon along with him sounds even better. This would give Flynn 2 star receivers, on top of Santana Moss and Fred Davis.
I honestly can’t think of a better option for the Redskins, and hopefully the staff has a similar idea. Bottom line is, we need a franchise QB, and one is with-in reach. It is up to Bruce Allen and the Shanahans to bring him in. Stay tuned in the coming months as I dig deeper into Draft Day possibilities.