Redskins: 5 best and most realistic options for their first-round pick
The Redskins have done a lot of work at the quarterback position this offseason. They are gearing up to take one at some point during the 2019 NFL Draft. The question is about when, not if, they will take one.
It’s possible that the Redskins could take a passer in the first round. While the team has been tied to Drew Lock and Dwayne Haskins in recent weeks, it seems unlikely at the moment that either of those passers will be available. First-round caliber quarterbacks tend to rise as the draft draws nearer, so Haskins and Lock could both end up being top-10 picks.
If both are off the board with the 15th pick, that won’t necessarily preclude the ‘Skins from taking a quarterback. They have been connected to Daniel Jones this offseason, and they reportedly like him. If they think that he can be a franchise quarterback, they could take him in the first round.
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Jones is a solid-looking quarterback prospect. He was well coached by Dave Cutcliffe at Duke. Jones possesses excellent accuracy, great mobility, and an NFL caliber arm. He can struggle with his deep-ball accuracy at times and sometimes tries to do too much with his feet, but he can be coached up a bit in that aspect. And it’s worth noting that he understands how to throw touch passes and when to put something extra on the ball to put it into a tight window.
Additionally, Jones was surrounded by a poor supporting cast at Duke. His receivers dropped countless passes while his offensive line struggled to protect him. If he had played with stronger weapons, there’s a chance that he could have been a more highly touted prospect.
Also, it’s notable that the Giants have also been connected to Jones this offseason, but they may wait until the 17th pick to try and grab him. Thus, if the Redskins want Jones and really don’t want the Giants to get him, they could select him with the 15th pick.
While this move seems possible, it wouldn’t be the best use of the team’s resources. That’s why Jones comes in at the No. 5 spot on this list.