A team source confirmed today the Redskins are scheduled to work out USC quarterback Mark Sanchez, probably some time this week. Sanchez is reportedly working out for the New York Jets and the Indianapolis Colts as well during an East Coast tour.
The Redskins hold the 13th pick in the draft and Sanchez is considered the second-ranked passer in the draft behind Georgia’s Matthew Stafford.
Sanchez threw at the scouting combine and will work during USC’s Pro Day on April 1. But at individual team workouts, coaches and scouts are able to dictate the terms of the workout.
In his only year as a starter, Sanchez threw 34 touchdowns as the Trojans won the Rose Bowl.
My take on this: It’s not a surprise. Because of where they pick, the Redskins are expected to bring in all of the top prospects to be prepared for all situations. Three years ago, they worked out Brady Quinn and nothing of course materialized from that.