By Harry Arbaugh
Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins is “not even close” to being NFL ready, former Redskins inside linebackers coach Rob Ryan says.
Ryan spent just one season in Washington, but it happened to be Haskins’ rookie season, which started off rocky for last year’s 15th overall pick but ended with him trending in the right direction.
Owning the second pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Washington is likely to have its pick of either Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young or, if Ron Rivera doesn’t believe in Haskins, starting over with Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. As a guest of Colin Cowherd’s radio show Wednesday, Ryan was asked if he would move off Haskins based on what he knows of the QB.
“I’ll tell ya what, now that’ll be interesting because last year the Redskins were invested in Haskins,” Ryan said. “He was a little later in the first round, they picked him up, so it’s not like he was the first guy taken in the draft. But there’s a big investment there and the young man wasn’t ready early. Like, he really wasn’t.”
“You saw him at practice,” Cowherd noted.
“Oh yeah. I saw him at practice,” Ryan said. “He’s a good kid. He’s got a big arm, a lot of talent, but definitely not ready for the rigors of the NFL.”