Redskins Exploring Move Into Top 5

The Redskins have explored moving into the Top 5 of the NFL Draft, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (on Twitter). As it stands, the Redskins are set to pick at No. 15 overall, but they could vault up the board between now and Thursday night. 

It’s not immediately clear who the Redskins are targeting, but such a move could put them in range for quarterbacks like Dwayne Haskins and Drew Lock. It’s also not clear who the Redskins are talking to, though the Jets at No. 3 would make sense given their well-known desire to move down and add draft picks.

If the Redskins are able to get into the Top 5, they’ll sneak ahead of the Giants at No. 6, which would eliminate one of their biggest competitors at QB. Of course, moving up that far will cost the Redskins and history indicates that they may have to part with a future first-round pick to get a deal done. They can also deal from this year’s Round 2 and 3 picks at No. 46, No. 76, and No. 96 overall.

For now, the Redskins are set to go into 2019 with Case Keenum as their QB. Alex Smith, of course, is sidelined after his gruesome leg injury from last year and Colt McCoy is also working his way back from a broken leg of his own.

Whatever the Redskins do from here, it sounds like a Josh Rosen trade won’t be a part of their plans.

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  1. jb19

    Skins are trolling the Giants… they wont be trading into the top 5, trying to get the Giants to trade up and expense some draft capital

  2. badco44

    I think we didn’t learn our RG3 move that we paid dearly for and are still feeling the effects of

  3. seth3120

    Technically this may be correct because picks one, two, and three are top five but there’s no way I’m giving up a haul to move up ten spots without knowing for certain my guy is there. Maybe during the draft if my guy falls a few spots but fourth or fifth doesn’t guarantee much of anything. Go big and get your guy or be quiet and trade for Rosen.

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