Washington Redskins vice president and front office head Doug Williams held his annual press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Thursday.
Among the interesting tidbits from said press conference was an acknowledgement from Williams that Washington will look to go quarterback with the 15th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
“I think where we are at this point, and like I said earlier, if there’s a quarterback there that we like at 15, 9 out of 10 we’ll go that route,” Williams told reporters, via NBC Sports Washington.
The Redskins’ situation is complicated by the fact that they’re likely not picking high enough to add either Kyler Murray or Dwayne Haskins unless the team looks to trade up.
With high-priced veteran Alex Smith likely to miss the entire 2019 season after suffering a devastating leg injury this past November, the Redskins are in a less-than-ideal situation.
Sure the team’s brass might be comfortable with Colt McCoy as a stopgap option, but he’s also coming off a serious lower-body injury.
“If it’s not somebody we like, we’ll go with Colt (McCoy) and if we got to go out and get a veteran to work with him until that time comes, that’s probably what we’ll do,” Williams said. “It all boils down to who’s there when it’s time for us to be.”
Daniel Jones (Duke), Drew Lock (Missouri) and Ryan Finley (North Carolina State) could all be available to Washington in the middle of the first round. None of them seem to be capable of being first-year starters in the NFL.
It’s certainly going to be interesting to see how this situation plays out over the next couple months.