Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford is looking forward to his pre-draft visit with the Redskins on Tuesday according to the Washington Post.
And who can blame him?
Of all of the teams believed to be in the hunt for Bradford, the Redskins are one of the most attractive options because of coach Mike Shanahan. If not the most attractive. Bradford saw plenty of John Elway on television while growing up in Oklahoma City, and the impact Shanahan had on the Hall of Famer’s career.
“If you look at some of their offenses and look at the things that Elway was able to do, I think it’s pretty cool to think that I might have the chance to one day play in that offense,” Bradford said in a telephone interview Saturday with the Post. “I think that’s pretty exciting.”
Bradford had a well-received pro day this week, and is drawing a lot of attention, particularly from Rams who hold the No. 1 overall selection. Shanahan has told the Post that he is interested in grooming a new quarterback.
But if the Redskins want to draft Bradford, they may have to make a deal to get him. However, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that the Rams have not received a “nibble” on that first pick.