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Report: Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins meeting with five teams, including Redskins

Report: Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins meeting with five teams, including Redskins

Ohio State Quarterback Dwayne Haskins has reportedly scheduled a visit with the Redskins in the coming days as next month's draft draws near.

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported that Haskins has scheduled workouts with the Oakland Raiders and the Miami Dolphins, and has visits lined up with with the aforementioned Redskins, as well as the Denver Broncos and the New York Giants.

The Redskins have been linked to Haskins for some time now, and have reported interest if the dominoes fall in their favor. A graduate of the Bullis School in Potomac, MD., Haskins would fill a glaring need at quarterback for Washington.

With Alex Smith doubtful for 2019 and potentially beyond, combined with neither Colt McCoy nor Case Keenum being long-term options for the Redskins under center, Haskins to Washington could become a reality if the Ohio State product slips or if the team decides to package their first rounder (No. 15) with another selection that they have in their repertoire. 

Of the five clubs mentioned, the Raiders currently hold three first round selections in this year's draft (No. 4, No. 24, and No. 27). Oakland currently has Derek Carr on the books for 2019; his $19.9 million salary became fully guaranteed on Feb. 6. Carr's contract runs through 2022, but the Raiders, armed with three selections, could potentially move up to take a signal caller in April to pair with their new star receiver, Antonio Brown.

The Giants have shown interest in Haskins despite reportedly being tied to Eli Manning for the foreseeable future. Dave Gettleman's group is in possession of both their own first round selection (No. 6) as well as the pick they acquired from the Cleveland Browns (No. 17) in exchange for Odell Beckham Jr. 

Both the Dolphins and Broncos have opted to bring in veterans (Ryan Fitzpatrick and Joe Flacco, respectively) to fill their individual quarterback voids over the past few weeks but are reportedly still interested in drafting a top prospect.

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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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