Daniel Snyder has reportedly taken over Washington’s War Room for the 1st round of the draft – and that should terrifying to everyone involved
Prior to the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Daniel Snyder fell in love with Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III. When the first round came around, Snyder had taken over control of the draft and did whatever was necessary to move up and grab the quarterback of his dreams.
In doing so, the owner mortgaged the future of the franchise. He gave up two future first and second round picks in order to move up to the No. 2 pick, consummating the trade with the St. Louis Rams.
We all know what happened next. RGIII was a major bust; and Washington spent the next several years digging themselves out of the hole that their love-struck owner created for them. And, its not like this has been his only crime against the franchise.
Well, it looks like he’s taking over the NFL Draft war room…again.
Washington fans everywhere should be terrified.
It is no secret that the franchise is in desperate need of a quarterback of the future. A coupling of Alex Smith’s gruesome leg injury — that is going to keep him sidelined for the entire 2019 season, and perhaps forever — and the reality that their plan for the 2019 season is Case Keenum. It’s likely that Keenum will be the starter in the early going before giving way to the rookie.
Enter Snyder, and his reckless operation of the franchise, and anyone can reach the conclusion that this has a high likelihood to turn ugly, fast.
If the Arizona Cardinals choose not to take Kyler Murray at No. 1 – the oft-begrudged owner could set his sights on a major move up to snag the former Sooner signal-caller. Even if Arizona decides to take Murray, a trade up to the second or third slots to secure the rights to draft Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock or Daniel Jones could all be well within the realm of what could be possible for Snyder.
If Snyder is prepared to mortgage the franchise’s future, for the second time in a decade, Washington fans everywhere should be terrified.