It took a little longer than many expected, but Dwayne Haskins got picked in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, as the Washington Redskins took the former Ohio State quarterback with the No. 15 overall selection.
Haskins, a Maryland native, gets to go back home to play for an NFL franchise that is seeking stability at the quarterback position.
Two quarterbacks got taken before Haskins, with Kyler Murray going No. 1 to the Cardinals and, shockingly, Duke’s Daniel Jones going No. 6 to the Giants.
Haskins seemed to be amused by New York’s stunning pick.
Wait for it.
Dwayne Haskins' reaction when the Giants passed on him to take Duke QB Daniel Jones 👀 pic.twitter.com/G3bZTcAi0l
— NBC Sports Redskins (@NBCSRedskins) April 26, 2019
Haskins believes all 14 teams that passed on him made a mistake.
The Heisman Trophy finalist sent a clear message to the rest of the NFL shortly after he was selected by Washington.
“To be honest, I’m more motivated than ever before. I’ve got a chip on my shoulder… the league done messed up,” he said.
Dwayne Haskins on being drafted 15th by the Redskins (and passed on by several QB needy teams) to @JenLada: "To be honest, Im more motivated than ever before. I've got a chip on my shoulder… the league done messed up."
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 26, 2019
Haskins will potentially get a chance to make the Giants seriously regret taking him at least two times a season. He’s not expected to start for Washington right away, but he could be the starter by Year 2.