With only one healthy quarterback on the roster, the Redskins need to draft a signal caller. The only question is when.
If you favor a rebuilding year in 2019, then the Washington Redskins shouldn’t draft a quarterback until Day 3. Late Round 3 at the earliest. The list of possible targets isn’t long, but it’s headlined by Brett Rypien, whose pro-ready game makes him an intriguing fit at the team without a pro to start.
If you align with the Redskins front office, however, then you want the Redskins to maximize their assets and attempt to win now. But if the Redskins want to win now, they need a quarterback. And while Brett Rypien could succeed in the right situation, he’s not the coveted first-round quarterback. In fact, few in this quarterback class are. But teams will inflate their opinions of the top signal callers in the 2019 class, in order to better cope with the uncertainty.
While the 2018 class was stocked with surefire franchise quarterbacks, such as Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, and Josh Rosen, the 2019 class is less top-heavy, and less deep. Where the 2018 class spoiled the NFL, the 2019 class leaves the league sitting on pins and needles. Who in this class will emerge and become a franchise quarterback? And who will fall, in spectacular fashion?
One of the most polarizing quarterbacks in the 2019 NFL Draft, in this regard, is Missouri’s Drew Lock. In his current state, Lock is no lock at all. But if he can clear up some very pressing issues, he could truly have the most upside in the 2019 NFL Draft class. Should Lock be considered with pick No. 15? See for yourself.