We’ve talked about best player available vs. team needs. Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen has stated the Redskins will take the best player available at pick # 34 of the second round. But what if the best player is a quarterback, would the Redskins still take him? It’s doubtful, as they already have a starter in RGIII.
And there’s bound to be a few highly rated players who will slide out of the first round, and the Redskins are in prime position to pounce on them. Or they could trade down a few slots, and gain more picks. Let’s say Johnny Manziel does slide out of the first round, or Teddy Bridgewater, there will teams looking to trade of to draft them.
The Redskins don’t need a quarterback, so with them sitting at pick # 34, they could gain some decent picks maybe this year or next if they traded down with a team who is in search of a quarterback. If the reports are true, then teams like the Vikings, Jaguars, or Raiders might be willing to trade up if a top quarterback is still on the board in the second round.
So it bears watching closely exactly what happens with the quarterbacks in the first round. The Redskins have been the known as the team who traded up and gave a lot to get their quarterback, so maybe now they can be the team who gets some picks back from another team who wants one.