The Redskins spent a 6th round pick on Indiana QB Nate Sudfeld, but for rookie minicamp, former Oregon Ducks QB Vernon Adams will also be on the field. Adams spent the bulk of his college career at Eastern Washington, but after transferring to Oregon for the 2015 season, showed some electrifying talent.
In ten games with the Ducks, Adams threw for nearly 2,700 yards, completing almost 65 percent of his passes to go with 26 touchdowns and six interceptions. Adams also rushed for 147 yards and two TDs. Listed at 5'11" and 200 lbs, Adams lacks the size of most NFL quarterbacks, like Sudfeld, who goes 6'6", 234lbs.
Adams also had tryouts with the Seattle Seahawks and L.A. Rams, but will hit rookie camp with the 'Skins this weekend. Adams was named the Offensive East-West Shrine Game MVP and holds a very decorated FCS resume from his playing days at Eastern Washington.
Other rookies joining Adams for tryouts include former Northwestern QB Zach Oliver and Bowling Green RB Travis Greene. More than 30 rookies will head to Ashburn for rookie tryouts, more info here.
It appears highly unlikely the Redskins have a roster spot for Adams, with Kirk Cousins entrenched as starter and Colt McCoy solidly in the backup role. Sudfeld seems the right fit for a developmental prospect; a big body that can work the pocket for Jay Gruden's hybrid West Coast offense, not to mention the team used a draft pick on the former Indiana passer.
Adams is much more of a scrambler - and seemed the type of player that could work and learn behind Russell Wilson in Seattle. Adams lost out in his quest to suit up behind Wilson in Seattle to former TCU QB Trevone Boykin.