Will The Redskins Get Their QB of The Future in 2011?

Ali ShamimContributor IApril 27, 2010

Sorry guys, I'm still stuck in Draft mode and now that the 2010 Draft is over, I'm looking forward to the 2011 draft class.

Obviously the Redskins don't need a QB now, but they should be looking to pick up a new QB in the near future and slap a franchise tag on him.

If you're looking to pick up a QB, the 2011 Draft class is probably the deepest in recent memory. I was very vocal about picking up Bradford in the 2010 Draft, but after the acquisition of Donovan McNabb, I understood we could could use our picks on other pressing needs.

The 2011 NFL Draft, being so deep, gives the Redskins their pick of an elite crop. Here are the many QBs that Redskins should be considering, and there are a lot of them.

Jake Locker

Probably the favorite out of all the prospects.

His major upside is his athleticism, but that's not all he has.

  • Good arm strength.
  • Strong, athletic build with good heigh.
  • Great footwork; smooth mechanics.
  • Good accuracy.
  •  Quick delivery.
  •  Is a running threat.
  •  Pocket awareness; nice instincts.
  •  Ability to throw on the run.
  • Competitive; good leader.
  • Displays good timing.
  • Productive; won despite poor supporting cast.
  • One year in West Coast offense.
  • Good work ethic.
  • Teams would get a dual threat with Jake Locker, but he would be a stretch to pickup by the Redskins because he is likely to go early in the first round.

    Ryan Mallett

    He has a massive arm and incredible height. With the right coaching, he'll develop into a scary big franchise QB.

    He threw for 3,624 yards last season with just seven interceptions and 30 TDs.

    He has a lot of upside but is still very raw and needs to work on his decision making. If he goes to a team with a solid offensive coordinator, he is likely to become a solid starter and a beastly signal caller.

    Mallett is likely to go high in the draft especially if he posts good numbers in 2010.

    With his massive stature he'd probably be the perfect choice for a team in need of a new QB but have little to no protection for him.

    Andrew Luck

    With good size and great decision making skills, Andrew Luck could be one to jump above Jake Locker as the top QB in the class.

    He's intelligent and is a great leader. He should be able to take an NFL beating and put up good numbers.

    In his first year starting he posted 2,575 yards, 13 TDs and just four interceptions.

    He is also quite mobile and can throw on the run. His accuracy is good as well as his arm strength.

    With a good 2010 season Andrew Luck should become a favorite in the 2011 Draft class.

    Christian Ponder

    Here is my favorite.

    He plays in a pro style offense, posted 2,718 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

    He had an solid 68.8 completion percentage and has decent arm strength. He also has the room to bulk and improve his arm strength.

    He is very athletic with good accuracy and will probably show improvement in 2010.

    With a good season in 2010, Ponder will show he can definitely be a solid QB prospect and the Redskins may not have to reach for him.

    Case Keenum

    Case put up some great numbers but comes from a small school. He threw for 5,013 yards, 44 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions with a 70.2 completion percentage.

    He has a good combination of pocket presence, field vision and mobility which will make him a solid QB prospect in 2011.

    He should be a steal in later rounds.

    I know there are many more QBs in the draft that I didn't even mention. I just mentioned my favorites.

    Some notable exceptions would be Terrelle Pryor, Ricky Stanzi, Jerrod Johnson, and Tyrod Taylor.

    This is a very deep QB class and there are a whole lot more QBs available.

    Look to see multiple QBs to go in each round and likely many will go undrafted.

    Thanks for reading guys.


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