2016 NFL Draft: 5 Late-Round QBs the Redskins Should Target

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Late-Round Options for the Redskins at QB

Finding a good quarterback in the NFL can be the difference between a sub-500 finish and a trip to the Super Bowl. The Washington Redskins learned the value of a quality gunslinger in 2015, watching backup Kirk Cousins take control and lead them from the bottom of the NFC East barrel to a division championship.

Unfortunately, with Robert Griffin III set to be released (check out my list of realistic suitors for RG3) and Colt McCoy headed for free agency, the Redskins aren’t left with many options behind Cousins on the depth chart. And that’s assuming they can come to terms on an agreement with Cousins, who’s expected to sign a deal that pays him close to $20 million annually. They could sign a veteran free agent, but may be better off adding a young signal caller who can learn and develop under Cousins.

Spending an early-round pick on a quarterback is unwise, but a late-round flier is definitely worth the risk for the Redskins. So who could they be targeting when the 2016 NFL Draft rolls around?

Check out my latest Redskins’ seven-round mock draft

Here’s my look at a few late-round options for the Redskins, and why they’re worth considering when GM Scot McCloughan is on the clock.

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