Redskins beat reporter Grant Paulsen traveled to Mobile, AL to cover the 2012 Senior Bowl, where the Redskins staff is coaching one of the squads. Paulsen joined “The Sports Junkies” on 106.7 The Fan to talk about the prospects in playing in the end-of-the-season game and if the Skins would have any interested in them.
Seems most experts have the Skins targeting a QB this off-season, whether it be from free agency or the draft. However, it seems like a FA or a trade up is more likely since Paulsen was unimpressed with the team’s late round candidates.
Paulsen claimed that Arizona quarterback Nick Foles looked the worse in practice, not even being able to handle a snap from under center and had to stop and work on the side. Also, even though Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden looked good, Paulsen thinks he is just another Chris Weinke, since they were both 28 before leaving college.
With the late-round steal seemingly unavailable, some may want the Skins to covet a skill position player with the sixth pick but Paulsen sees Washington picking up a receiver via free agency.
“Their focus is primarily going to be on the prospects in this drafts. I think receiver is going to be really something they hit on before the draft starts so they just have a playmaker so they have someone for their quarterback to throw to,” Paulsen said.