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NFL Draft 2012: Mel Kiper Jr. Says Washington Redskins Could Select Quarterback, 'Don't Have A High Opinion' Of Matt Flynn

The Washington Redskins will be searching for a quarterback in the coming offseason, via free agency or the 2012 NFL Draft, but they "don't have a high opinion" of Matt Flynn, the free-agent-to-be who serves as Aaron Rodgers' backup with the Green Bay Packers, ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. told reporters during a conference call Thursday. Kiper Jr. said he "heard" that information "through the grapevine."

This news may come as a disappointment to the Redskins' Lorenzo Alexander, who NBC he'd like to see Washington sign Flynn, draft wide receiver Justin Blackmon, and "add another piece to our offensive line" in order to "solidify that offensive threat."

In four professional seasons, Flynn has completed 62.1 percent of his passes for 1015 yards over 34 appearances. He's tossed nine touchdowns to five interceptions. The former LSU Tiger tallied his first career rushing touchdown in 2011.

With quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III likely off the baord when the Redskins pick, they might have to look at a second-tier option. Kiper Jr. told reporters he ranks Brock Osweiler, Nick Foles, and Ryan Tannehill as the next-best quarterbacks, in no particular order, according to Rich Campbell of the Washington Times.

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