The Washington football team selected Ohio State quarterback, and Maryland's native, Dwayne Haskins with the 16th overall pick in the NFL draft. Haskins fell to Dan Snyder's vanity project through a combination of other teams focusing on positional needs.
Haskins enters an organization with arguably the worst quarterback of luck in recent history. Kirk Cousins-who stepped up for a Robert Griffin III-until a gruesome leg injury took him out halfway through last season. Two weeks after that, Colt McCoy broke his fibula, Mark Sanchez led, and then later benchmark Mark Sanchez for Josh Johnson, who had not gotten a pass in nearly seven years. Haskins will only have Case Keenum as competition for the beginning of a job with the team.
While the former Buckeye is getting ready for the NFL equivalent of a hungry rich guy hand-picking a lobster out of a restaurant's tank, there's a chance that things might not go right poorly. Haskins is definitely going to be playing with a chip on his shoulder this season. Broadcast cameras caught the quarterback looking upset after the Giants passed on him for Daniel Jones, and now he's getting ready for a team that plays them twice a year. With an ingrained hatred of a local rival.
But it's worth noting that the most recent quarterback to use its draft slide as a motivator for his rookie year was Josh Rosen, who was hoping to get somewhere else to start his new seasons, so hopefully there's a lineman Haskins can feud with or something to expand his motivational horizons.