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Redskins trade down to No. 16
The Redskins passed on the opportunity to draft Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert and instead traded down with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Pick Nos. 16 and 49 overall
Pick No. 10 overall
…Jacksonville used the 10th-overall pick on Gabbert. It’ll be really interesting to follow Gabbert’s career. The Redskins will always be a footnote on his career.
Now the Redskins have picks Nos. 41 and 49. They could package those and trade up into the late first round and get their quarterback.
Considering that Buffalo, Cincinnati, Arizona and San Francisco passed on quarterbacks in the top seven, those teams still will be in the market for passers early in the second round. The Redskins might have to trade up to get one.