The Washington Redskins are keeping their options open at quarterback, and have been studying Connor Halliday out of Washington State very closely, although he isn’t supposed to be a very early pick, if he gets selected in the draft at all.
Halliday is the record holder for passing yards in a single game for division I college football, throwing for 734 yards in a loss to California last season. Halliday played in the pass-heavy offense of Mike Leach, which means that his impressive numbers that include a lot of school and conference records might not be all that they’re cracked up to be.
He had to end his season and college career early due to a broken tibia and fibula when his leg got caught underneath USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams on November 1 last season, but he’s not giving up on trying to make it to and in the NFL.
The Cougars held two pro days (March 12, April 1) for Halliday and other Washington State teammates. The Redskins weren’t the only team there, but they were specifically looking at Halliday throw the ball to Vince Mayle.
Halliday didn’t do any runs or jumps, but showed his arm strength, and did well enough to earn himself a visit with the Redskins, who have plenty of questions regarding their starting quarterback position next season. Even if they do draft Halliday, it’s unlikely they’re counting on him to solve their problems, at least not right away.