SEC QBs back to back? Washington Redskins, with No. 2 pick, will meet with Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa
It has long been speculated that Joe Burrow will be the No. 1 overall pick in April’s NFL Draft. Tua Tagovailoa has been talked about as a potential top-five pick (with some talking heads even debating whether he or Burrow is the better NFL quarterback). On Wednesday, Washington Redskins new head coach Ron Rivera brought up the possibility of drafting one of the quarterbacks at No. 2 overall.
Coaches, scouts, executives, players and agents are all talking to media at the NFL Scouting Combine. According to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington, Rivera told reporters that the team will meet with both Burrow and Tagovailoa. More importantly, Rivera said the meetings are “not just due diligence.”
Washington was not thought to be one of the teams likely to draft a top quarterback in 2020. Former Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins was selected by the Redskins with the No. 15 overall pick in last year’s draft. Trading away a top-15 pick after one season is certainly not unprecedented. The Arizona Cardinals selected former UCLA QB Josh Rosen at No. 10 in 2018. After hiring Kliff Kingsbury, the Cardinals drafted Kyler Murray at No. 1 overall and traded Rosen to the Miami Dolphins.
The period between the Super Bowl and the draft tends to be the NFL’s “silly season” where the rumor mill runs wild. We shall see if the Redskins are serious about taking an SEC quarterback at No. 2 overall.
Ron Rivera says meeting with Burrow and Tua is not just due diligence. They’re real meetings. Rivera likes Dwayne Haskins but says all options are on table.
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) February 26, 2020