In Don Banks recent mock draft for SI.com, he provided an interesting note about what the Redskins might do in the NFL draft.
“…but here’s an interesting theory I heard recently that makes some sense: Mike Shanahan loves Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden, who he coached in the Senior Bowl, and might try to trade down into the 20s of the first round to take him. Weeden is 28 and that scares a lot of teams, but he’s mature and ready to play in the NFL right away, and the Redskins don’t have time to wait around for someone to develop.”
I would think that the Redskins first plan would be to trade up with St. Louis, at the number two pick, and take Baylor’s Robert Griffin. Griffin would be a great fit for the Redskins offense, as pointed out here, and is a lot younger than Weeden.
Weeden is going to turn 29 in October, which is old for a quarterback coming out of college.
In his senior season, Weeden threw for 4727 yards with 37 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He led the Cowboys to a 12-1 record and a bowl win over Stanford.