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Could Skins be interested in Weeden in 1st round?

Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:00 pm
Edited on: February 23, 2012 10:28 am
Would Washington trade down for Weeden instead of trade up for RG3? (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson's Rob Rang ranks Oklahoma State Brandon Weeden fifth among draft-eligible quarterbacks behind Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannenhill and Brock Osweiler. NFL Network's Mike Mayock has Weeden fourth.

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And friend of the Eye on Football Blog, Shutdown Corner's Doug Farrar, wrote Wednesday in a pre-combine post that "Brandon Weeden has all the on-field savvy in the world — and at age 28, he'll be given credit for the savvy he doesn't have — but he needs to display the consistent arm that will convince scouts that he can hit tight windows at the NFL level."

We mention this because of something Sports Illustrated's Don Banks noted in his latest mock draft regarding the Redskins, their No. 6 pick, and franchise quarterbacks.

"(LSU cornerback Morris) Claiborne is likely the safest pick for the Redskins in this scenario, but so much hinges on what the Redskins do at quarterback in free agency. I gave them Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill in my first mock, but here's an interesting theory I heard recently that makes some sense: Mike Shanahan loves Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden, who he coached in the Senior Bowl, and might try to trade down into the 20s of the first round to take him. Weeden is 28 and that scares a lot of teams, but he's mature and ready to play in the NFL right away, and the Redskins don't have time to wait around for someone to develop."

Worthing pointing out: Shanahan also loved Rex Grossman and John Beck enough to not pursue other options prior to the 2011 season. Predictably, Washington now has the sixth-overall selection in April's draft.

Then there are these tweets (sent Monday) from Farrar, who spends much of his free time watching film and evaluating players:

After watching a fair amount of tape, I'm convinced that the words "Brandon Weeden" and "NFL-ready" should not be in the same paragraph.
2/20/12 8:25 PM

Weeden doesn't have the gun to hit tight windows, needs work on touch passes, and doesn't adjust to WR re-direction. Zone passer.
2/20/12 8:28 PM

@johndsandell Not saying that Weeden is horrible. Saying that there are certain things I look for re: NFL-ready, and I don't see them here.
2/21/12 8:44 AM

Maybe Weeden isn't the next Chris Weinke. And honestly, it's too early to pass judgments on anyone -- it's February, after all -- but if the Redskins are truly serious about finding a quarterback then they should give serious consideration to trading up for Griffin, trading down for Tannenhill or making a play for Matt Flynn (or Peyton Manning -- or whomever they fall in love with in free agency).

The point: don't settle. Look where that's gotten you. 

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Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2012 12:51 pm

Could Skins be interested in Weeden in 1st round?

This is assinine. But we are talking about the Redskins who have been an absolute joke since Snyder bought them. Remember, the Redskins have never even sniffed a division title since Snyder has owned them. And that's because they do stupid stuff like this.

There are teams who draft proper every year; Ravens, Steelers, Eagles, Patriots..meaning they draft for what they need at the proper position. Remember, the Redskins had two top six picks in the last 5 years and they used the picks on safties! What other team in
history ahs used two top six picks on the safety position??? But that goes to show you how stupid the Redskins organzation has been since Snyder has bought it.

It doesn't matter who coaches the Redskins because Snyder's has set up a toxic environment where whoever comes in as coach ends up surcoming to the environment. Gibbs trades for a used up Mark Brunell when no one else wanted him. Shananhan trades for a used up Mcnabb who couldn't lead a bunch of boy scouts to the refrigerator.

Two legendary coaches who acted like rookies. What is the common denominator??? Snyder. And his "win now; one player away" mentality.

Go ahead Redskins. Continue to be the biggest joke in football for the last 12 years.

Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 11:18 am

Could Skins be interested in Weeden in 1st round?

Weeden in the first round? really?  why?  Teams at the top need more then QB and wouldn't reach for him.  Teams at the bottom don't need a QB.  He is 2nd round or 3rd round fodder.  I personally think he will be a bust.  I agree with Farrar.  He can't hit receivers in tight coverage, and at 28, he will not get better at it.

Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: February 23, 2012 9:54 am

Could Skins be interested in Weeden in 1st round?

As an Okie State fan I loved to follow Weeden's success on the field. He was a abulous college quarterback. I'm just not sure what type of NFL quarterback he will be. Obviously, the scouts know more than I do and many apparently see something in him they like, but I just can't see him going in the first round. For personal reasons, I would love to see it happen.

And by the way, what is there in this original story that could possibly cause two posts to be so objectionable that they had to be deleted by an administrator? Are you guys bipolar or something? 

Since: Sep 8, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2012 6:13 am

Could Skins be interested in Weeden in 1st round?

first trip to the playoffs since Steve Young and we got 49er fans that think they know everything

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