In ESPN’s latest mock draft, draft guru Todd McShay projects Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford will go to the Washington Redskins with the fourth overall pick.
That could produce a reunion for a pair of former Sooners.
Bradford’s first go-to college wideout, Malcolm Kelly, is currently with the Redskins.
After a knee injury sidelined him for most of his rookie season, Kelly came back this year with a decent season. He was fourth on the team with 25 catches for 347 yards.
But like most everyone else playing offense for Washington, Kelly’s numbers suffered from the team’s lack of offensive success under coach Jim Zorn.
A new era, however, appears underway in Washington: offensive mastermind Mike Shanahan apparently is on track to be the Redskins’ next coach.
Shanahan’s first order of business will probably be landing the franchise’s QB of the future, which no longer appears to be Jason Campbell.
Similar to what he did in Denver drafting Jay Cutler, Shanahan could go after Bradford with that fourth pick.
For Bradford, that would be a terrific scenario. While Washington struggled last season, the Redskins have some offensive pieces with RB Clinton Portis, TEs Chris Cooley and Fred Davis, and WRs Kelly, Devin Thomas, Antwaan Randle El and Santana Moss.
That’s not the most explosive offensive skill-set in the NFL. But it’s better than the Rams , which will have the No. 1 pick and may flirt with taking a QB in that slot.
But Washington would be a much better situation for Bradford. Throw in that he’ll have a former receiver there, and it only makes the setting that much more ideal.