According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Washington Redskins had former Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins rated as their third best quarterback going in this past weekend’s draft. This means that he was likely only rated lower than Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III and ahead of Ryan Tannehill, Brandon Weeden, Nick Foles, Russell Wilson, etc.
The Redskins drafted Cousins because of how much they believe he’s worth and the value of taking him in the fourth round. Schefter indicated that the Redskins do plan on trading Cousins in the future.
“In time, they will look to deal him,” said Schefter via Evan Silva.
With a lot of people reading into the Redskins taking two quarterbacks in the draft, Schefter compared it to the Patriots taking Ryan Mallett in the fourth round of last year’s draft. It’s not a big deal at all.