Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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The Washington Redskins drafted former Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins in the fourth round of the NFL draft on Saturday.  They clearly brought him in to back up their second overall pick, Robert Griffin III.

The Redskins got great value by taking Cousins in the fourth round and let’s face it, he’s insurance in case Griffin is a bust or becomes injury prone at the NFL level.

At the end of the day, if both Griffin and Cousins turn out to be good quarterbacks, the Redskins can always trade Cousins and get a bunch of draft picks in return in a few years.

So with the addition of Cousins, the Redskins cut veteran John Beck, who at one time head coach Mike Shanahan felt could be a starter at the NFL level.

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