In anticipation of the Redskins drafting a quarterback in April, I would think that most Washington fans have their fingers crossed and their Superman socks on–hoping that Mike Shanahan covets Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III just as much as they do.
Although Griffin may not be eligible for the Senior Bowl–where Shanahan and his staff are coaching the South squad–the Redskins still have their feelers out for any and all potential quarterback prospects. Because let’s face it, bringing back Rex Grossman has to be Shanny’s least-supported idea.
According to Charlie Campbell, who is covering the Senior Bowl live in Mobile, AL, the Redskins started recruiting efforts early.
The Washington Redskins held a long meeting with Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson on Sunday night. They spent more time with Wilson than a typical player interview, so that could indicate some interest on the Redskins part. Wilson would be a good fit in Mike Shanahan’s offense, and he could be targeted on the third day of the 2012 NFL Draft. Wilson’s lack of size (5-10, 203), was as advertised. It wouldn’t be surprising if Washington acquires a veteran quarterback while developing Wilson to see if he can overcome the lack of height through good grooming and coaching.
My originals thoughts of Russell Wilson were similar to that of Doug Flutie. Although very much undersized, Wilson is a very good passer and he can make plays with his feet. But you’d be lying if you said that his listed 5’10 height doesn’t concern you just a little bit.