The Redskins had a pretty good draft this year that has been graded one of the best in the league by the people that get clicks doing those things. Team President Bruce Allen has been taking his victory lap in the media over the last few days. He appeared on First Take and talked about the support system Dwayne Haskins with the current coaches and QBs on the roster.
"We have a great system and a great environment to develop a quarterback."— First Take (@FirstTake) April 30, 2019
—@Redskins president Bruce Allen on drafting Dwayne Haskins pic.twitter.com/4Xv1IpRV2Z
And he hit the radio circuit on SiriusXM to talk up new QB Dwayne Haskins.
Redskins President Bruce Allen breaks down the selections of his two first round picks in Dwayne Haskins & Montez Sweat #HTTR— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) April 30, 2019
"His ability, we felt, was special" (on Haskins)
LISTEN HERE pic.twitter.com/xbMX1voQPE
But the best story from this year's draft is Giants GM Dave Gettleman trying to convince anyone that will listen that he had to take QB Daniel Jones at #6. He was so afraid that someone would jump up to get the guy he fell in love with, that he made Jones the 2nd QB off the board. He claims he knew for a fact that two teams were prepared to trade up to get Jones if he was available.
The Redskins put out plenty of smoke before the draft started. There were rumors they were planning to trade up into the Top 5, ahead of the Giants, to get their QB. There were also rumors that the Redskins liked Jones over Haskins.
Bruce Allen appeared on NFL Total Access to put those rumors to rest and claim victory over Gettleman in the NFL Draft chess game. Bruce said, "I'm almost positive Dave has no clue what our draft board would be. I don't know what draft boards he knows, but he doesn't know ours." Brutal.
The Redskins reportedly would have taken Dwayne Haskins over Daniel Jones, so it's pretty likely that the Giants passed on a good group of potential All-Pro players to pick...Daniel Jones.
Redskins' Bruce Allen on Giants GM Gettleman believing Redskins targeted QB Jones: 'I'm almost positive Dave has no clue what our draft board would be'https://t.co/94IcwLpbjE pic.twitter.com/dW0zHvzwvr— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) May 1, 2019
"We were able to get two of our top-rated players."@Redskins President Bruce Allen talks about what they were able to do in the #NFLDraft— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) May 1, 2019
: @NFLTotalAccess pic.twitter.com/O3atJAD2TC
Since folks have asked, if Haskins and Jones were both there when the Redskins picked at 15, Haskins still would have been the pick. My sources have been clear on that.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) May 1, 2019