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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Getting A Quarterback By Any Means Necessary

The Washington Redskins have been rumored to be interested in a trade up for a higher pick in the NFL Draft to take Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. But if that trade is unavailable, and they can't bring in Peyton Manning or Matt Flynn, there are other quarterback options in the Draft, even if it is a little bit of a reach. Dane Brugler of CBS Sports has them taking Ryan Tannehill at No. 6 overall.

The Redskins will be very tempted to trade up for Robert Griffin, but if Washington stays with this pick, Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill makes a lot of sense. Despite the foot injury that will hold him out for most of the pre-draft process, Tannehill is a top-20 talent and has all the tools for the next level with above-average arm strength, athleticism and overall intelligence. This pick would be very similar to 2006 when some thought Mike Shanahan "reached" for a talented but raw quarterback from Vanderbilt (Jay Cutler).

I think Tannehill would be a good option for the Redskins, but taking him at No. 6 is a bit of a reach. If they opt to trade down and acquire more picks, than he could be a solid pickup later in the first round. But there is always the risk that he isn't there when you trade back.

For more on the 2012 NFL Draft, visit Mocking the Draft and SB Nation's NFL page. For more on the Redskins, visit Hogs Haven.