By Michael Bennett
Some NFL draft observers think Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins should be a top-five pick. Others apparently think he isn’t even a first-round talent.
Regardless, Haskins will probably go somewhere in the top 15, as there are numerous quarterback-needy teams during that stretch who could absolutely have use for a gunslinger like Haskins.
Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN, for example, feels that Haskins would be an ideal fit for the Redskins at No. 15:
“I’ve been saying for a couple of weeks that the Washington Redskins would be an idea spot for Dwayne Haskins,” Kiper Jr. said on ESPN’s Get Up! “We will see if that actually transpires.”
In order for that to happen, Haskins would first have to get past the New York Giants at No. 6, and as of right now, the general consensus seems to be that the Giants will be taking Haskins at that spot.
Nothing is set in stone yet, and New York can always choose to go in another direction, but the Giants are in need of a signal-caller to succeed the 38-year-old Eli Manning, and Haskins is from New Jersey and is a life-long Big Blue fan.
So, the Giants seem like the natural fit for the 21-year-old.
However, if Haskins does get past New York at No. 6, the Redskins will surely have him on their radar.
Haskins is coming off of a terrific sophomore campaign with the Buckeyes in which he threw for 4,830 yards and 50 touchdowns.