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Should Redskins look to draft WR?

Redskins Wire logo Redskins Wire 3/26/2019 Zachary Neel
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As the NFL draft looms less than a month away, more and more speculation arises as to who the Washington Redskins will pick with the No. 15 pick, or if they will end up trading up in the draft as well.

Many are calling for the Redskins to draft one of the several quarterbacks who have settled at the top of the talent pool, but there is a good chance anyone of significance will be off the board by then.

Is there a chance Washington chooses to look at filling their receiver needs?

In Bleacher Report's list of surprising picks that could happen come April, the Redskins are selected to take Iowa State's Hakeem Butler, a 6'5″, 220-pound wide receiver that ran a sub-4.5-second 40-yard dash at the NFL combine.

If quarterbacks Kyle Murray, Dwayne Haskins and Drew Lock are off the board, Washington won't be in a position to select a signal-caller who can challenge veteran Case Keenum.

Instead, the front office can do its best by surrounding the team's new starter with an outstanding supporting cast. Butler has the potential to be everything the team originally envisioned when it used a first-round pick to draft Josh Doctson in 2016.

With Jamison Crowder signing to play for the New York Jets this offseason, the WR position has become desolate in Washington. Assuming all of the top QB's are taken off the board by the time the Redskins get on the clock, there are worse things they could do than picking a big-bodied receiver.


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