Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins is widely expected to be among the first players off the board in the 2019 NFL Draft. As excited as he is to play in the NFL, he does have a request for the team that drafts him.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Haskins requested that the team that drafts him also draft one of his Ohio State teammates. Specifically, he pointed to the Buckeyes’ leading receivers Parris Campbell, Terry McLaurin, and Johnnie Dixon as players he wants drafted alongside him.
“please pick one of my guys for me! …you won’t regret it”
Those three receivers accounted for more than half of Haskins’ 4,833 passing yards last year, and caught 31 of his 50 touchdowns. All three are likely to hear their names called on Draft Day or at the very least receive a UDFA contract on Day 3.
Considering the strong rapport Haskins developed with his receivers last year en route to third-place in the Heisman Trophy voting, it might not be such a bad idea.
— Dwayne Haskins, Jr🌹 (@dh_simba7) April 24, 2019
While it’s not uncommon for teams to draft teammates, it’s quite rare for a team to be in a position to draft both a quarterback and one of the quarterback’s leading receivers.
Last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington in the second round, followed by his quarterback Mason Rudolph in the third round.
The year before, the San Francisco 49ers drafted Iowa quarterback CJ Beathard in the third round before drafting his college tight end George Kittle in the fifth round.
It may be uncommon, but it can certainly happen.