Haskins falls to Redskins in NFL Draft

The Washington Redskins are set at quarterback for the immediate future and for the long-term after drafting Dwayne Haskins.

Washington selected Ohio State passer Haskins with the 15th overall pick at the NFL Draft in Nashville on Thursday.

Haskins had been anticipated by many to be the second quarterback off the board after Kyler Murray went first overall to the Arizona Cardinals.

However, he had to endure a longer wait than he perhaps expected, with Daniel Jones going sixth overall to the New York Giants.

Yet Haskins, who went to high school in Maryland, gets to stay close to home after becoming the Redskins' quarterback of the future.

With Alex Smith's career in doubt after a gruesome leg injury suffered last season, Haskins will likely compete with Case Keenum and Colt McCoy, also coming off an injury, for the starting job.

Haskins only played one season as a starter at Ohio State but completed 70 per cent of his passes for 4,831 yards, 50 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

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