Lombardi: Locker, Newton good fits for Redskins

With Donovan McNabb on his way out of Washington and Rex Grossman at the helm, it stands to reason the Redskins will be looking at quarterbacks with the 10th pick in the draft, one where the demand is greater than the supply.

NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi sees two prospects who posses the skill set to fit Mike Shanahan’s perimeter passing game, one which often moves the pocket and favors athletic quarterbacks. 

“When I look at Jake Locker, I see a guy that could fit what (Shanahan) does,” Lombardi noted in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday.  “He’s looking for athleticism at quarterback. I could see Cam Newton fitting what Mike likes to do as well, assuming Cam Newton the person would be able to handle that. I see somebody that Mike feels like he could develop and be the kind of player that he could build his offense around.”

The Redskins’ search for a quarterback will be handicapped by the fact they don’t own a third- or fourth-round pick. If the Redskins opt against using the 10th pick at quarterback or trading down, they run the risk of waiting until their turn in the second round, No. 41 overall, to target the position. They don’t pick again until the fifth round (144th overall).

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