We’re not sure if there are more draft rumors this year or we’re just paying attention to them more because we have nothing else to focus on. All we know is that things are only starting to pick up.
The latest rumor we can pass along for you comes from the dean of Houston football writing, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
“I don’t know what they have to offer, but I hear the Redskins are trying like crazy to trade up to get one of the quarterbacks, Blaine Gabbert, I imagine,” McClain writes.
Well, they don’t have a third- or fourth-round pick to offer. There was also a rumor the Redskins were trying to trade down earlier in the week, which means Washington is achieving some level of misdirection success.
The rumor that the Redskins want to trade up passes the smell test. Mike Shanahan needs a young franchise quarterback to mold, and Jake Locker would be a reach at No. 10. (Although we think it’s a reach the Redskins would strongly consider.)
Washington isn’t afraid to be aggressive when they are a little desperate, and it’s safe to say their quarterback situation is desperate right now.