Redskins getting quarterback Dwayne Haskins is possible, but difficult
The Redskins can get Haskins, but it will not only be costly. It will be difficult, too.
The combination of rising quarterbacks, costly trade-up opportunities, and high-level competition for Haskins will make it hard for the ‘Skins to land him. If they really think he is the answer at quarterback, they could trade up and target him. But needless to say, he will be difficult and costly to get.
The same can be said for the other top quarterbacks in this class. Drew Lock has more of a chance of sliding than Haskins, but in order to guarantee that they get him, the Redskins would likely have to move up. And even still, there wouldn’t be any guarantees that a team doesn’t take him early.
At the moment, the only quarterback that seems to have a good chance of being on the board at 15 is Daniel Jones. And even that’s questionable, as his value could rise if other quarterbacks go off the board early.
In short, getting a first-round quarterback can be done. But it’s not going to be easy. And for a player like Haskins, who seems to be generating more interest as the draft draws nearer, the Redskins are going to have to do a lot to get him. If they think they can sit back, wait, and try to select him, they may end up disappointed.
If I were the Redskins, I would wait to see if any passers fall. If none do, I’d address either the edge, offensive line, or wide receiver with the first-round pick. If the team doesn’t find a passer in the first round, they can focus on building up the rest of the team while targeting a future starter in the 2020 draft.