Answer: You know where I came from; I had a lot of [MAC] schools [look at me]. I went on an early visit to Toledo. Some said I was too small. Lots of big schools took their offers back, but James Madison found me and I was able to go there and have a great career.
How about the Redskins and the Giants? There’s connective tissue, there’s bones that were broken in years past and now all of a sudden it’s back! You got Dwayne Haskins, Daniel Jones — Dwayne Haskins goes 15, he’s passed over by the Giants…Dwayne Haskins as we know is a Jersey kid who loved the Giants, grew up watching the Giants and you get passed up by the Giants. And not only do you get to sit back and watch the Giants from a distance, but you get to play them twice a year in the NFC East.
But the arrival of No. 15 overall pick Dwayne Haskins makes Keenum’s path to snaps even more difficult. With Colt McCoy and Alex Smith both recovering from injuries, Keenum and Haskins figure to split the meaningful snaps throughout OTA season and into the preseason. If Haskins performs well in August, the tie will go to the rookie, as Keenum has been around long enough to realize.
By the end of Round 1, the Redskinshad nabbed a pair of top-tier talents without using a top-10 pick or mortgaging the future to an absurd degree. As the draft continued to play out over the weekend, Washington added a number of enticing pieces, including burner receiver/special teams extraordinaire Terry McLaurin, home-run-hitting RB Bryce Love, contested-catch specialist Kelvin Harmon and ball-magnet DB Jimmy Moreland. Magnificent work, Redskins -- whoever was calling your shots.
In addition to developing into a premier pass rusher, Sweat should remain an excellent run defender and an everydown force for the Redskins. Down the road he can become a perennial Pro Bowl and even All-Pro type of player.