By Ian Cummings
The Washington Redskins were, at one point, planning to host Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray on a pre-draft visit. Those plans have now changed.
The Washington Redskins have made painstakingly clear their need for a new quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft, after losing Alex Smith to injury. Jay Gruden said the team would do their due diligence, and they’ve done just that, hosting quarterbacks such as Drew Lock, Daniel Jones, Dwayne Haskins, Will Grier, Jarrett Stidham, and Clayton Thorson on visits.
From the crop of quarterbacks visiting, there was one notable name missing: Kyler Murray. The 2018 Heismann winner is considered the best quarterback prospect in the NFL Draft. And at one point, it was reported that the Redskins would be hosting Murray on a visit, despite the likelihood of his selection at No. 1 overall. Now, however, per NFL Network’s Steve Wyche, that visit has been canceled.
The cancelation of the Redskins visit with Murray likely isn’t based off of Murray’s talent; Bruce Allen is on the record gushing about Murray and his skills, and on tape, it’s very clear why Murray is one of the best prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft. Murray brings an enticing blend of blazing speed and precise arm talent and accuracy, and he has the skills to become one of the most explosive quarterbacks in the...