Redskins reaction to Dwayne Haskins pick

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The pick is in and the Redskins got their man.

With the No. 15 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Washington went with the local guy and selected Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

And there was plenty of reaction.

At the Redskins D.C. watch party there was pandemonium.

Sounds like the burgundy and gold faithful like the pick! #SkinsDraft #HTTR pic.twitter.com/d6QPpgLVxr

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) April 26, 2019

“I’m very happy we got a hometown guy," Redskins fan Patrick Morrison told 106.7 The Fan. "I’m glad we didn’t trade our picks for him.”

"I’m very happy we got a hometown guy. I’m glad we didn’t trade our picks for him," Morrison added.

At the Haskins watch party it was slightly more subdued. 

What a moment!! pic.twitter.com/hifA8A2zBJ

— Scott Abraham (@ScottABC7) April 26, 2019

The reaction on Twitter? Well, it was all over the place.

The Sports Junkies' Eric Bickel hinted at the divisions among the Redskins football people and ownership.

This is NOT a unanimous pick. LOLThis is going to be interesting.

— Eric Bickel (@EBJunkies) April 26, 2019

I believe that the football people will be advocating for an edge rusher here. The owner and team President will prefer Dwayne Haskins in my opinion.What happens? This is going to be telling.

— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) April 26, 2019

While, Redskins players were excited.

Welcome @dh_simba7 pic.twitter.com/7CsC16d3hj

— 2️⃣9️⃣ (@DhaSickest) April 26, 2019

Yee

— Mason_Foster (@Mason_Foster) April 26, 2019

On me big bro! Let’s get to work -- https://t.co/KUcfzedsLh

— Dwayne Haskins, Jr-- (@dh_simba7) April 26, 2019

And, former Redskins quarterbacks, too.

Dwayne, welcome to the family. From one #7 to another.

— Joe Theismann (@Theismann7) April 26, 2019

You didn’t draft the young man for nothing. You did it because you believe in the young man. You did it because you need a Quarterback. Don’t give up on him prematurely. He is your investment. Give the kid time to prove himself. Congrats young gun!!! Enjoy every second of it!

— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 26, 2019

But not ever Redskin fan at the party was so excited.

“I feel like we needed a lineman. It wasn’t the sexy pick. We need someone for the future," Mikey Earbery told 106.7 The Fan.

"You know the situation at quarterback. I’m not disappointed. I would have preferred an offensive lineman," Nick Hodgson said. "The fact that we’re desperate for a quarterback, (the pick is) pretty smart.”

And Haskins is definitely not without his risks.

I think that's the right move for #Redskins. It's a defensible pick at that spot. Haskins is no guarantee, obviously. But who is? They needed to draft a QB soon and he fell to them.

— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) April 26, 2019

Daniel Snyder got Dwayne Haskins. The team didn't have to move up to get him. Probably about the best the team could have hoped for, given Snyder's supposed conviction.

— Jerry Brewer (@JerryBrewer) April 26, 2019

Haskins definitely was not Jay Gruden's guy. He wanted Jones, who went off the board early.I don't believe the top football brass was high on him, but there were plenty of important people in the building that were.

— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) April 26, 2019

Dan Snyder pick.Bottom line. Nothing else matters.Good thing is he fell to them. Bad thing is football guys don't really want him LOL

— Eric Bickel (@EBJunkies) April 26, 2019

Not all former Redskins players were sold on the Haskins pick, however.

Don’t love it. Don’t even really like it. I have to come around tho. Hopefully Haskins comes in and proves me wrong.

— Chris Cooley (@thecooleyzone) April 26, 2019

Overall, there is still a lot to unpack when it comes to the first round pick. 

Dwayne Haskins story for #Redskins fans: On one of his personal visits, the team had its pro day for local players. Haskins asked the team if he could go out and throw to all the players during their pro day. The team said, "No, Dwayne. You're not allowed to do that" Ha.

— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) April 26, 2019

Would love to be a fly on the wall in Jay Gruden's office tonight. You are entering a make-or-break campaign and you just had a QB taken for you by most accounts. Do you get to pick your starter in Week 1? Will it be a vet or the kid?

— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) April 26, 2019

I'd have drafted an edge rusher and pulled off the Rosen trade. But this will be fun to watch. At least we're interesting for a moment.

— Eric Bickel (@EBJunkies) April 26, 2019

Haskins definitely was not Jay Gruden's guy. He wanted Jones, who went off the board early.I don't believe the top football brass was high on him, but there were plenty of important people in the building that were.

— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) April 26, 2019

Ultimately none of the quarterbacks on the #Redskins roster can win with their arsenal of weapons right now.They need a weapon in the 2nd round. They have to hope Harry or one of the Browns falls. Paris Campbell another name who would do quite well.

— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) April 26, 2019

The pick of Dwayne Haskins has to mean you take a wide receiver in the second round, right? The lack of weapons to help a kid passer is a major problem. They have to add speed. Like, now.

— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) April 26, 2019

But, overall, there is a lot to like with Haskins coming to Washington.

“I’m elated," Skins fan Dana Romano said. "We’ve got two quarterbacks that broke legs last year. We need one for the future. The kid looks like the real deal.”

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Scott Gelman contributed from the Redskins watch party.