As the NFL world continues to ask why the Redskins drafted quarterback Kirk Cousins in the fourth round after drafting quarterback Robert Griffin III second overall, Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur says the answer to that question is simple: Cousins is just too good a player to pass up.
“I thought Kirk would’ve been gone long before the fourth round, and when he’s sitting there, and you have a high grade on him, it’s like you can’t lose with that pick, in my opinion,” LaFleur said on 106.7 the Fan, via the Washington Post. “You can never have enough good players, especially at arguably the most important position of all of sports. This is a nasty game where some times things happen, and you have to go with somebody else, so we want to make sure we’re secure at that position.”
If you subscribe to the theory that a team should always take the best player on its draft board, and if Cousins was the top player on the Redskins’ board when their pick came up, then you can buy that Cousins was the right pick.
But the Redskins need players at other positions, too. And considering that they used three first-round picks and a second-round pick to get Griffin, one would think they’d want to use all their other picks on players who can help the Redskins win with Griffin, not players who will never see the field unless Griffin is hurt.