The Redskins are expected to take an athletic defensive player with No. 21 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
But NFL teams make their living stockpiling talent in the later rounds which they can develop into future starters.
While Kirk Cousins is expected to be the future face of the Redskins' franchise, would the team dare draft a talented quarterback that they can mold into a future starter? Sports Illustrated NFL writer Doug Farrar appeared on "Chad Dukes vs. The World" on 106.7 The Fan on Friday and had some surprising thoughts on the matter.
When asked if there is a quarterback available in the late rounds that might be able, with a year or two of development, to step in and be a potential backup or even starter, Farrar mentioned both Stanford's Kevin Hogan and Alabama's Jake Coker. Both Hogan and Coker lack elite athleticism, but make up for it with outstanding football intelligence, which head coach Jay Gruden seems to prefer.
But one other name stood out.
"Connor Cook, it wouldn't surprise me if Connor Cook in the second or third round given Gruden's proclivity for certain types of quarterbacks," Farrar said."Cook, to me, is an ideal version of what they want. What Gruden wants.
But what would that mean for Cousins?
"You foster competition," Farrar continued. "That's what you do."
"I mean, what kind of shot across the bow was it to Robert Griffin when they took another quarterback in the fourth round in 2012?"
While it remains just conjecture, the idea that the Redskins use one of their eight picks to draft a quarterback is not out of the realm of possibility.
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