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Dwayne Haskins Write-Up

Oh, the irony. The kid who grew up a Giants' fan will get multiple shots at proving why he should have been the choice over Daniel Jones. Haskins was a one-year starter at Ohio State, but what a year it was (4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns). The Maryland native born in New Jersey may be the draft's top pocket passer, and he addresses what has quickly become a problem area for the Redskins following the potential career-ending knee injury to Alex Smith. Haskins' accuracy in the short and intermediate areas is what made him so successful with the Buckeyes in 2018. He doesn't put near enough air under his deep ball, but that flaw should be minimized playing in HC Jay Gruden's offense. My comparisons for him were Jameis Winston and Teddy Bridgewater, and he was my second-ranked quarterback despite having only one year of experience. Given the current depth chart in Washington (Smith, Case Keenum and an injured Colt McCoy), Haskins has a realistic shot of starting the season opener. The problem is his supporting cast: Jordan Reed, Trey Quinn, Paul Richardson and Josh Doctson are unlikely to keep defensive coordinators awake at night. As such, he will most likely be a low-end QB2/bye-week filler option at best in 2019.

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Best QB in this draft.  Redskins fans are going to love this pick for the next decade and half... possibly more.

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I'm not going to pretend that I know what kind of player this kid will turn out to be, in reality its partly a crapshoot. However, If the reporting is accurate and The Skins' football people liked Jones and Daniel Snyder wanted Haskins, combined with the Giants, Broncos, Bengals, and Dolphins all passing on him, would scare the bejessus out of me.

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scouting report on him looked great.

the only knock is that he was not a 3 or 4 year starter, but then again, neither were most of the other QB's taken in round 1.

I think the fact they didnt have to trade up to get him should be considered a win for the team.

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A steal on paper. Time will tell.  His biggest detractors to scouts is he cannot be categorized.  Black pocket passer, good size but not huge, immobile as a statue, relies on reads and accuracy.  Dan Marino had very similar physical skills and dropped like a rock in the draft, Kurt Warner went undrafted. 

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Have the Washington Media expanded on the reports there was a divide between the Front Office/Snyder and the Coaches and scouts, who were split on Jones/Haskins? Just curious, I love finding out the info after the fact, thanks.

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7 hours ago, jrokh said:

Have the Washington Media expanded on the reports there was a divide between the Front Office/Snyder and the Coaches and scouts, who were split on Jones/Haskins? Just curious, I love finding out the info after the fact, thanks.

There has been loose talk that predraft, Gruden preferred Jones over Haskins.  Ultimately the Giants took Jones and everything solved itself. Not really much there.

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Yeah it didn't look like Haskins was very happy at the draft when Washington picked him. His family is probably happy since they're  from around the D.C. area. Haskins really wanted to go to the Giants and they really burst his bubble when they took Jones. I'm sure he#s gonna play with a chip on his shoulder and he!s gonna love playing the.Giants twice a year but I don' think he's a real happy camper about his landing spot. We'll see how he.handles it.

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I think he's fine with his landing spot, but I don't think he was a fan sliding down in the draft, and maybe that's what you saw.  He grew up in the area and I believe went to school with Snyder's kids, so I'd be surprised if he really hated playing in D.C.

As far as him as a player, I think he showed a lot promise and out side of his mobility, I'm sure not there is an aspect that is truly awful or doesn't at least show glimpses of being capable. In the end QB is such a crap shoot. It has as much to do with the coaching staff and system as it does the QB. Hopefully after Jones came off the board, and their pick came up, the coaching staff was fine with taking Haskins. If they weren't, it's a situation that will be doomed from the start. Coaches have to completely believe that a QB can run their system. 

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