REPORT: Redskins “Trying Like Crazy” To Trade Up and Take QB


Well, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming.
As was reported earlier this week by Shawn Zobel at Draft Headquarters, the Redskins were one of a handful of teams in talks with the Denver Broncos about moving up in the draft to take a quarterback along with Cincinnati and Arizona. Now, the Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Redskins are “trying like crazy” to move up in the draft, presumably to take Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert.

It would take quite a package to get the Denver Broncos–or any team, for that matter–to move down to the 10th selection, and obviously the Redskins would have to trade up to either #2 or 3 since Gabbert is reportedly on top of Cincinnati’s draft board.

If the Redskins want to trade with the Broncos, it will take a deal of near epic proportions. That’s not to say, though, that the Broncos wouldn’t accept a fair deal, but it’s going to take quite a bit to move up eight spots especially when the Broncos need so much defensively. In all likelihood, the Redskins would have to give up their first and second round picks both this year and next, and then throw in a mid-round pick, somewhere in the fourth or fifth round range.

There can’t be anyone out there that thinks the Broncos would deny such a deal. This is a team with a lot of holes, and they need all the help they can get over the next couple of years. It’s also GM Brian Xanders’ philosophy to stockpile draft picks. If the Broncos moved down to 10 and acquired those other extra picks, they could get an elite pass rusher like Aldon Smith, Da’Quan Bowers, or Robert Quinn and use their extra picks for more depth on defense or possibly use them to trade back into the first round should they choose to.

This is an interesting development, so keep an eye out here.

But as always at this time of year be weary of any information that’s out there too.

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