Round 1, Pick 15: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
At the moment, it seems that the Redskins’ interest is falling primarily on two quarterbacks. They are Dwayne Haskins and Daniel Jones. It’s unclear exactly when these two will go during the draft, as the Redskins have been tied to trade rumors regarding the No. 3 pick, but it remains possible that the team could target one of them with their selection.
Haskins seems like a slight favorite at the moment. With Dan Snyder reportedly having a big say in the Redskins’ draft room, he may be inclined to take a quarterback like Haskins. He posted prolific numbers at Ohio State (70 percent completion rate, 50 touchdowns in one year as a starter) so his presence could help to excite what has been a disenchanted fan base for a great part of his tenure as owner.
Oh, and it also helps that Haskins went to high school with Snyder’s son. So, it’s possible that the elder Snyder could know a bit more about Haskins and given his status as a solid prospect, may be willing to pay a premium to get him.
Haskins would be a worthy pick at 15 for the Redskins. He has great arm talent, solid arm strength, and accuracy. The only question is whether or not he can improve his field vision and ball placement, as those will be the next steps to making him a top-level passer in the NFL. But given what he accomplished in one year as a starter at Ohio State, he has the upside needed to do just that.
Haskins probably won’t fall to 15, so the Redskins will have to trade up to get him. It’s unclear how high up they will have to go, but keep an eye on these three teams as potential trade-up partners for the Redskins.