Halliday to visit Redskins this week

CONNOR HALLIDAY is visiting Redskins Park this week, the former Cougar quarterback said in a recent radio interview. And he will meet with Washington general manager Scot McCloughan and head coach Jay Gruden, the Washington Post reports. The visit will come about two weeks after Halliday held a workout in front of NFL evaluators and scouts in Pullman. One of those in attendance was McCloughan.

Halliday had a very good outing on April 1 in Pullman, throwing 70 passes and completing all but six. All six were drops (though the receivers also made Halliday look good on a handful of passes not perfectly thrown).

The weather that day was poor -- rain, wind and cold temperatures resulted in difficult throwing conditions.

Halliday could have chosen to throw indoors but he didn't. The guess here is the Redskins and the other NFL teams represetned liked that.

And overall, the Redskins GM clearly liked what he saw enough to set up the visit between Gruden and Halliday.

Before the workout, Halliday was projected as a 6th-7th round pick or undrafted free agent by the internet gurus. Did his workout move him up?

Only the NFL teams know the answer to that question. Washington does not have a seventh-round pick in the NFL draft (April 30 - May 2). The Redskins' fifth-round pick is the No. 142 overall selection, their sixth-round pick is No. 182.

The Redskins also own the No. 5 overall pick and wanted to bring in Marcus Mariota but the visit has been cancelled according to the NFL Network due to "scheduling issues."

Robert Griffin III is Washington's starting quarterback but speculation has been rampant this offseason about a possible trade or parting after Griffin suffered through a difficult year in 2014.

McCloughan was hired in January and has a clean slate with fans and ownership. Meanwhile, former Redskins coach Jim Zorn has served as a mentor to Halliday.

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