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

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Vernon Adams Jr.
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Vernon Adams Jr., Oregon

Projection: 7th-UDFA

When the Ducks recruited him to replace Marcus Mariota, they thought they were getting a similar star who could keep them in the National Championship picture. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case as Adams struggled with injuries and poor mechanics. However, his athleticism, big-play ability and overall solid arm make him a quarterback worth considering.

During the 2015 season, he compiled 2,643 yards, 26 touchdowns and only six interceptions through the air while completing 64.9 percent of his passes. He also added one touchdown on the ground. While the Ducks ended with a 9-4 record and lost to the TCU Horned Frogs in the Valero Alamo Bowl, Adams shined down the stretch and recently blew scouts away at the East-West Shrine Game.

The Redskins would likely prefer to keep a mobile option on the roster, and Adams could provide that for a small price. Although he raised his stock significantly with his three-touchdown showing during the Shrine Game, he’s still got a ways to go before he earns more than a seventh-round grade. He’s just too small and has too much work to do in the mechanics department.

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