INDIANAPOLIS - Washington team president Bruce Allen revealed that the Redskins met with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray this week during the NFL Scouting Combine.
With a big hole at quarterback for the 2019 season, the Redskins might target a rookie passer in the first round of this year’s draft.
The team holds the 15th pick in the first round, but a talent like Murray might not last that long. There were questions about his size, but he measured at 5-foot-10 and over 200 lbs.
“Size matters, but so does speed,” Allen said when asked about Murray.
The Heisman Trophy winner is one of the most elusive players in college football history and has elite speed.
Beyond Murray, Allen said the organization will meet with all of the QB prospects attending the scouting combine. That list includes other likely first round picks in Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock and Daniel Jones as well as guys expected to be drafted later like Will Grier, Ryan Finley and Brett Rypien.
Of the teams selecting ahead of the Redskins in the draft, there aren’t that many with certain needs at QB. The Giants need a passer and pick sixth, and Jacksonville needs a passer and drafts seventh. After that, teams like Arizona, Denver and Miami might take QBs, but could do plenty of other things too.
Free agency will also impact draft plans.
Former Eagles Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will hit free agency, and has been heavily linked to the Jaguars. If he signs in Jacksonville, that could push another QB further down the draft list.
It seems possible one of Haskins, Lock or Jones could make it to 15. Murray, however, seems like he won’t get out of the Top 10.
Remember too, the draft isn’t for nearly another two months. The situation will be very fluid.
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