With less than twelve hours before the start of the NFL draft, everyone seems to have reached a consensus that the Rams will take Sam Bradford first, the Lions will take Ndamukong Suh second and the Buccaneers will take Gerald McCoy third.
With the fourth overall pick, everyone thinks the Redskins will take an offensive tackle, probably Trent Williams or maybe Russell Okung. But ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who is close with Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and has broken several Redskins-related stories this offseason, says he thinks people are going to be surprised with what the Redskins do with the fourth pick.
“I’m not so sure about that,” Schefter said on ESPN Radio this morning, of the assumption that the Redskins will take a tackle. “It’s the obvious pick and I think they have some things up their sleeve, is my guess.”
Schefter also said the Redskins would like to trade down.
“Washington is interested in moving back if they can find a team that is looking to move up, but so far that has not been the case,” he said. “They’re not able to find a trade partner.”
If they can’t find a trade partner in the next 12 hours, they’ll need to make their pick. Everyone thinks that pick will be an offensive tackle. But maybe everyone is wrong.
Or maybe the Redskins just want everyone to think they’re wrong, and just as they previously put out word they’d take a quarterback, they want the rest of the league to wonder what they’ll do as they continue to shop the pick.