Report: Redskins have met with Missouri quarterback Drew Lock
By Ian Cummings
The Redskins are leaving no stone unturned at the quarterback position this year.
Case Keenum is the Washington Redskins quarterback for now, but after the Broncos traded him away for no more than a swap of late-round picks, there’s no reason to believe Keenum is any more than a placeholder.
That notion has been strengthened by recent meetings with 2019 draft prospects. The Redskins reportedly met with Will Grier recently, and now, per Terez A. Paylor, the team has met formally with Missouri quarterback Drew Lock as well.
It remains to be seen if the Redskins are willing to use their first-round pick on a quarterback this year; in fact, no one will truly know the answer until the pick comes in on that long-awaited April night. For now, they’re leaving all their options open, and they seem to be doing their due diligence on quarterbacks of multiple calibers. At the Senior Bowl, the Redskins met with Ryan Finley and Daniel Jones in addition to Grier. They had a contingent at Dwayne Haskins’ pro day, and now Lock adds more pedigree to their target list.
Of the quarterbacks in the 2019 NFL Draft class, Lock is widely considered a top four quarterback by the consensus, although he could end up being the best out of the class, if he lands in the right situation. Lock has undeniable arm talent and elasticity, and he has charisma and leadership abilities that helped him lead Missouri out of a lull in the school’s football legacy. However, Serious questions stem from his footwork and accuracy which can be streaky.
Lock is a prospect with flaws, but a skill set that has immense potential at the NFL level, as long as he has time to sit and learn. By trading for Case Keenum, the Redskins have afforded themselves the ability to ease Lock into a premier role, if they so pleased. Now the only question that remains is this: Do they think he’s worth the pick?
We’ll learn more about the answer to that question in due time. For now, stick with us here at Riggo’s Rag for all offseason updates surrounding the Washington Redskins.