The decision of the Redskins to trade for quarterback Donovan McNabb has prompted widespread belief that Washington won’t take a quarterback with the fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft.
But what if Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford slips past the Rams, Lions, and Bucs?
According to Chris Russell of 106.7 The Fan in D.C., the McNabb trade doesn’t rule out the selection of Bradford with the No. 4 pick. Russell cites a high-level unnamed source with the team, who says that the Redskins would be facing “a very tough decision” if Bradford is available when the Redskins use their first-round selection.
As we mentioned earlier in the day, one extremely viable option would be to trade down, allowing someone else to get Bradford and, in turn, picking up some extra selections in the draft.
The riskiest move would be to take Bradford, a move that would be no different than the Eagles’ decision to acquire Kevin Kolb with the team’s first pick in 2007. From McNabb’s perspective, picking Bradford will do nothing to help McNabb get any closer to winning a Super Bowl.