Redskins go with a QB in latest mock drafts

Ben Krimmel
February 18, 2019 - 4:55 pm
Latest mock drafts have the Redskins selecting a quarterback in the 1st round.

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We are still months away from knowing what will happen, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't speculate, toss out theories, and overanalyze every cryptic social media post in the hopes of deciphering what may happen. 

No, this has nothing to do with the Bryce Harper Saga, but the 2019 NFL Draft, scheduled to begin on April 25.

With the fifteenth overall pick, the Washington Redskins have a chance to find a real impact player, but with many, many needs the front office must hit a home run.

One name that has floated around was Marquise Brown, a playmaking wide receiver out of Oklahoma. However, he just underwent surgery on his foot and may be a big risk for the Redskins.

Of course, due to total uncertainty at the quarterback position, many prognosticators believe Washington will draft a QB in the first round. Here's a look at who some of the football world's draft predictors have the Redskins selecting at No. 15:

Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

"He was the best quarterback at the Senior Bowl, and he might have the most arm talent of any passer in this class. Now, he’s inconsistent. He misses throws and needs a lot of work on his footwork. He put some bad performances on tape in 2018, though he finished the season strongly."

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Kiper adds the tape shows why teams fall in love with Lock, who fills out an impressive 6-foot-4, 228 pound frame. 

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

"There are questions about (Jones') accuracy but he played behind a suspect offensive line at Duke and didn't have the downfield playmakers of, say, (Ohio State's Dwayne) Haskins, Lock and (Kyler) Murray."

Dan Kader, SB Nation: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

"The next two months of the draft process regarding Murray will be fascinating.... Some think Murray is too small for an NFL quarterback, at a listed 5’10. Some think his size isn’t an issue."

READ: Drafting Kyler Murray an 'absolute no-brainer'

Steven Ruiz, FTW: Daniel Jones

While the Redskins are in need of a QB after losing Alex Smith to injury, "They don’t necessarily need to address the issue in the draft, but it will be much cheaper than doing it in free agency."

Brent Sobleski, Bleacher Report: Drew Lock

"Missouri's Drew Lock has the most potential aside from Oklahoma's Kyler Murray and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins. Lock's efficiency is erratic, but (head coach Jay) Gruden can adjust his system and cater to the young signal-caller's strengths. ... Lock lit up college football's toughest conference with his abilities to drive the ball downfield and complete tight-window throws." 

Ryan Dunleavy, NJ.com: Daniel Jones

"The only option is to draft a quarterback because they don't have a young one on the roster. Jones was the Senior Bowl MVP."

With the combine coming in less than two weeks, there's still much to learn about these prospects and plenty of time for the Redskins entire situation to change drastically.

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