A Redskins source tells Grant Paulsen that owner Dan Synder has “taken over the first round of the draft.”
Paulsen mentions that the last time Synder did this, they traded two future first-round picks and a second-rounder to trade up for Robert Griffin III.
Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie has responded to the report by telling Paulsen that any person saying Snyder has taken over the team’s first-round decision making is “categorically false.”
A few recent reports have said that the Redskins have explored the possibility of trading up into the top-five picks. Washington is reportedly targeting a quarterback with Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins being the name to watch.
It’s possible the Redskins could wait and see how things go at the top of the draft before considering a move up the board for a quarterback.
The Lions are reportedly looking to trade down from No. 8, so they’re at least a team to keep an eye if the Redskins want to make a move.
We’ll have more regarding the Redskins as the news is available.