As Mike Shanahan re-builds the Washington Redskins, his single biggest decision will come on April 22, when he decides what to do with the fourth pick in the 2010 NFL draft.
A report out today suggests that Shanahan is likely to take a quarterback.
Jason Reid of the Washington Post, citing an unnamed league source familiar with Shanahan’s thinking, reports that Shanahan is eager to draft and develop a young quarterback.
If Shanahan is planning to take a quarterback, the most likely pick would be Sam Bradford of Oklahoma, who is generally regarded as the best of the bunch — provided his injured shoulder has healed. Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen would also be an option.
Of course, given that some draft experts don’t believe any quarterbacks in this year’s class are worthy of a Top 10 pick, Shanahan might want to keep Jason Campbell around and skip the quarterbacks in the first round.
That’s the key decision for Shanahan in what’s sure to be a busy off-season.