Washington is in a very difficult spot.
The Skins have a very solid defense but lack playmakers on offense.
They owe Alex Smith a massive amount of money, but he may never play another down.
Case Keenum is their projected starting QB this year, but he is not the long-term answer.
Trading for Arizona’s Josh Rosen would be very smart, but if the Redskins can’t pull that off, moving up for a rookie may be the best step to take.
Assuming Arizona takes Oklahoma’s Kyler Kurray, both Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins and Missouri’s Drew Lock would be targets in a move-up. In order to guarantee a chance at their preferred signal-caller, Washington would need to move ahead of the Giants and Jaguars, who pick sixth and seventh, respectively.
The Redskins own the 15th pick, so moving up for a QB would be rather expensive, but the team will be stuck in mediocrity until they get their QB of the future.