NFL Draft 2011: Redskins Looking To Move Up For Blaine Gabbert, According To Report

The latest 2011 NFL Draft rumor has the Washington Redskins moving up, not down. Despite having few easy-to-identify assets to trade, the Redskins are rumored to be talking to the Denver Broncos about moving up to the No. 2 spot. The Redskins would then draft Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert.

This is all via Jason La Canfora of NFL Network.

Several GMs I've talked to believe Skins will move to 2 to make sure they get Gabbert. I think he'd likely be there at 10

The Redskins' need for a quarterback in the wake of the Donovan McNabb disaster is well-documented, but many believe it is Washington's Jake Locker, and not Gabbert, that Shanahan covets. However, Locker would almost certainly be there at No. 10. Gabbert, meanwhile, is rated higher by most teams. He is projected to be the No. 8 pick in the latest SB Nation 2011 NFL mock draft. Keep in mind that there will be rumors flying as the draft comes closer.

For more on Gabbert, check out our 2011 NFL Draft scouting report of him.

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