- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 10, 2002

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Tulane quarterback Patrick Ramsey is expected to work out for Washington Redskins coach Steve Spurrier and owner Dan Snyder in coming days as a possible first-round pick.

Ramsey is rated the third-best quarterback in the April 20-21 draft behind Fresno State's David Carr and Oregon's Joey Harrington. Carr will be chosen first overall by the Houston Texans, while Harrington could go anywhere from No.4 to 10.

Ramsey is well suited for Spurrier's offense. The pocket passer is highly accurate but not very mobile. While setting Tulane marks with a touchdown pass in 31 straight games and 70 career touchdowns, Ramsey also threw a record 41 interceptions.

Ramsey is expected to be available when the Redskins go on the board with the 18th overall selection. He's considered a late first-round pick at best, with some mock drafts having Ramsey taken in the second round. However, Ramsey undoubtedly will be gone before the Redskins' 52nd overall selection.

Meanwhile, New England Patriots defensive tackle Brandon Mitchell was close to a deal with the Seattle Seahawks after also talking with Washington and Houston.

Guard David Loverne is expected to sign a two-year deal with Washington after the Redskins acquired him in a trade with the New York Jets on Saturday. The restricted free agent would lower his $563,000 cap impact by $85,000.

Washington also interviewed Tennessee defensive end Will Overstreet, a possible first-round pick, at Redskin Park.

Rick Snider

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