In picking Dwayne Haskins, the Redskins have a tremendous talent and the drama to match.
Have we seen this show before?
He's a potential once-in-a-generation quarterbacking talent, he's loved by Redskins owner Dan Snyder, and he's got a father who is involved in his every move.
Does any of this sound familiar?
The Washington Redskins took Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins Jr. with the No. 15 overall selection in Monday night's NFL draft.
Haskins played just one season at Ohio State, but his credentials, and his play, are impeccable. He tore up a number of top defenses, including Michigan's, which is led by former NFL coach Jim Harbaugh.
Haskins also dominated at the high school level, at the Bullis School in Potomac, Md., where Snyder and former Redskins player Shawn Springs sent their sons.
And that's where things get interesting.
Reports before the draft were that Snyder was bullish on Haskins in a way he hadn't felt about a prospect since the Robert Griffin III trade in 2012. Those reports also indicated that Jay Gruden wasn't as sold that Haskins is ready to make the leap.
The biggest red flags, though, were on display at Haskins' draft night party, held at the Bowlmor Rockville, in Maryland.
A camera crew documented Haskins' night while his father, Dwayne Haskins Sr., participated in every interview.
Haskins Sr. had his own media gaggle after the selection, making the first of what are sure to be many bold proclamations.
"I predict, in two or three years, get ready: Super Bowl," he told reporters at the bowling alley.
All in for Week 1, indeed.
In grabbing Haskins, the Redskins make a much-needed splash among the fan base, which cheered wildly at the team's draft night party. A boost in ticket and jersey sales is soon to follow.
The move means Washington is unlikely to trade for Arizona's Josh Rosen, and it kept the Redskins from taking one of the many talented defensive players that slid to the No. 15 spot.
It also provides an interesting counterpoint with the division rival New York Giants, who took Duke's Daniel Jones earlier in the first round. The development of the two will now be closely tracked — both also may be given the luxury of spending time on the bench to start their NFL careers.
That's unlikely to be too long of a stint for Haskins, though, as the Redskins are eager to see what he's got.
For a franchise in need of a jolt, Haskins will provide it. It's everything that comes with that spotlight that should give Redskins fans pause.
The Redskins weren't content to take just one player in Thursday's first round of the NFL draft.
The team traded with the Indianapolis Colts to move back into the first round, taking Mississippi State outside linebacker Montez Sweat.
It was a wild pre-draft process for Sweat, who was initially projected as one of the draft's best players.
Sweater, however, was diagnosed with a potential heart condition at the NFL combine in February.
The NFL Network reported on Thursday that he recently met with Houston Texans team doctor Dr. James Muntz, who said the diagnosis was incorrect. Other experts have reportedly backed up that conclusion.
An electric Senior Bowl vaulted Sweat up draft charts, and he backed that up with a 4.41 time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine.
With the Redskins losing linebacker Preston Smith to free agency, Sweat will have an opportunity to jump right in opposite Ryan Kerrigan.
The Redskins are building a talented young defensive line, with Sweat joining defensive linemen Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne, Tim Settle and Matt Ioannidis, and linebacker Ryan Anderson. Ioannidis is the only member of that group to reach his second NFL contract.
To get the Colts' selection in the first round, Washington had to trade its second-round selection in this year and next year's draft.
First-round picks are considered more valuable because the player contracts come with a fifth-year option. All other players receiver four-year deals.
The Redskins are scheduled to pick twice on Friday night, with two selections in the third round but none in the second.