The Washington Redskins would have ideally liked to see Drew Lock slip to them at No. 13. Barring a trade up in Round 1, though, it’s not likely he does. As long as the Dolphins have a say, anyway.
The reason why is simple — veteran quarterback Alex Smith may never play another down in the NFL after his gruesome late-season leg injury, which has since cause complications and all but guarantees he’ll miss the 2019 season.
Washington would be wise to explore a trade for a quarterback between now and the NFL Draft, or at least aggressively pursue what’s going to be a thin free-agent market at the position.
But finding an eventual quarterback some help would do a lot of good, too.
It’s pretty clear wide receiver Josh Doctson will never live up to expectations, so going after a big-bodied target like Ole Miss’ D.K. Metcalf would make a lot of sense.
At 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, Metcalf’s size provides an enticing target for quarterbacks, whose accuracy might not be as good as that of Smith.
Those weapons help. A lot.