With a sixth round draft selection, the Washington Redskins grabbed their third string quarterback, Nate Sudfield from Indiana. Sudfield has greats size for an NFL quarterback, standing at 6’6″.
Sudfield has been listed to have a strong arm and displays good decision making with the football. Certainly is a developmental quarterback, but with starter Kirk Cousins and backup Colt McCoy ahead of him, he will have plenty of opportunity to develop. One thing you can’t coach is size, and Sudfield has it. To develop, Sudfield will need to work on his ability to read defenses and increase accuracy. He will have time to do that in Washington.
Sudfield had a solid season last year in the Big Ten. He passed for 3,573 yards, 27 touchdowns and 7 interceptions while completing 60 percent of his passes. That is a pretty solid TD to interception ratio, which backups the analysis of good decision making. Sudfield was named to the All Big Ten honors last season. He was a three year starter at Indiana.
The Redskins made clear that they desire to grab a quarterback in this draft that they could slowly develop. Sudfield fits that mold nicely.