Redskins rumors: Washington 'very much intrigued' by NFL Draft prospect Dwayne Haskins
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Washington Redskins ‘very much intrigued’ by NFL Draft prospect Dwayne Haskins

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Despite trading for Case Keenum this offseason, the Washington Redskins could still be in line to draft a quarterback when the NFL Draft rolls around. A quarterback they may have interest in is Dwayne Haskins.

According to Jason La Canfora, the Redskins could trade up in the draft to select a quarterback and they are “very much intrigued” by the Ohio State quarterback. Currently, they hold the 15th pick in this year’s draft.

The Redskins would need a trade partner though to move up in the draft but they could find just that in the New York Jets. The Jets could be looking to trade out of their third overall pick, according to multiple reports.

New York already drafted their franchise quarterback in Sam Darnold last year. That likely gives them an incentive to acquire draft capital for this draft and for the future.

If the Redskins do in fact trade up, it would likely be to select Dwayne Haskins out of Ohio State. Haskins played two seasons at Ohio State but only started in one.

In that one season, the former Buckeye threw for 4,831 yards, 50 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. His phenomenal 2018 season landed him third in Heisman voting and got him the Big-Ten Offensive Player of the Year Award.

With the unfortunate injury to Alex Smith, the Redskins have to come up with a contingency plan in case Smith is unable to play football again. This draft will show if they intend to move forward with Keenum or look elsewhere in a rookie quarterback.

Regardless, the Redskins should select a quarterback whether they trade up in the draft or not. Trading up to select Haskins wouldn’t be the worst move the Redskins could make.