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Momentum points toward Kyler Murray to Arizona; so what happens with Josh Rosen?

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Momentum points toward Kyler Murray to Arizona; so what happens with Josh Rosen?

There aren’t many facts during the NFL’s pre-draft process, but there’s plenty of speculation and rumors. 

One fact: The Redskins need to add a quarterback on a rookie deal this offseason. 

Washington has Colt McCoy, Case Keenum and Alex Smith under contract for 2019, but that list of veteran passers has lots of questions. McCoy and Keenum are only signed for one season, and Smith’s leg injury leaves his future very much in doubt. 

Add all that up, and the ‘Skins need a young passer. 

While most look to the 2019 rookie crop of QBs, keep in mind Josh Rosen might become available via trade if Arizona drafts Kyler Murray. 

As the days inch closer to the Draft Day, it seems more and more apparent the Cardinals will take Murray. Of course, that might not happen, but it probably will. 

And if it does, Arizona will have to move 2018 first-round pick, Josh Rosen. 

Rosen did not impress as a rookie quarterback. His numbers were ugly, but plenty of talent evaluators will suggest he ranks highly against the 2019 QB class. 

If the Cardinals decide to make Rosen available on the trade market, the Redskins should definitely be interested. But the truth is plenty of NFL teams could be targeting Rosen. 

As the draft nears, Rosen will become more valuable, even if it becomes more obvious Arizona is going to take Murray. 

Washington might want Rosen. 

Despite a bad rookie year, few talent evaluators would write him off after 13 ugly starts on a bad team. 

Washington should want Rosen. 

The ‘Skins must add a rookie QB, and he could be the best option. 

While it isn’t a certainty, plenty of teams might be in the Rosen market. Keep that in mind. 

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LeBron James hopes Dwayne Haskins makes his doubters pay — but still won't root for Redskins

LeBron James hopes Dwayne Haskins makes his doubters pay — but still won't root for Redskins

As soon as the Redskins picked him 15th overall in Thursday's first round of the NFL Draft, Dwayne Haskins picked up millions of new fans.

He also got a tweet from one very, very, very, VERY famous supporter, a guy who rooted for him when he starred at Ohio State last season.

Here's what LEBRON JAMES had to say in response to a post from teammate Josh Hart, who was imploring James to join the Burgundy and Gold bandwagon after Haskins' arrival:

So, Haskins isn't enough to entice James to start throwing around HTTRs, but the NBA legend is already backing the franchise's new passer. Not too shabby for a 21-year-old rookie. 

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Redskins trade back into first round to land Montez Sweat, capping off an incredible start to the draft

Redskins trade back into first round to land Montez Sweat, capping off an incredible start to the draft

The Redskins snagged Dwayne Haskins in Round 1 of the NFL Draft on Thursday. But then, they decided they wanted more.

So, Washington traded back into the first round into the 26th slot and picked up Mississippi State pass rusher Montez Sweat, too. 

Talk about putting in work. 

The Redskins gave up their second-round choice this year (No. 46 overall) as well as their 2020 second-rounder to move into the Colts' position late on Thursday night. In return, they added an athletic prospect who could be a huge problem for offensive lineman opposite of Ryan Kerrigan.

Sweat accrued double-digit sacks in each of his past two seasons for the Bulldogs, then blew up at the Combine. His 4.41 40-yard dash is absurd for someone at his size and his wingspan is about as good as it gets for NFL players as well.

So, why'd he last until 26?

Well, Sweat was diagnosed with a heart condition that could have scared some teams away. However, reports are now saying that condition may not be as serious or worrisome as originally believed.

Of course, the medical side needs to be sorted out. However, what's clear right away is this: The 'Skins not only added a potential franchise passer Thursday in Nashville, they also were aggressive in getting a guy that might elevate their defense to a new level.

Now, Sweat joins what is already a stacked and young front-seven and will line up alongside the likes of Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne and Matt Ioannidis. To opposing QBs who'll face the Burgundy and Gold next year, here's a piece of advice: Know where your hot read is so you can get that ball out fast.

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