The Redskins recently hosted Western Kentucky quarterback Brandon Doughty for a visit. Doughty is coming off a season in which he threw for more than 5,000 yards and 48 touchdowns.
The Washington Redskins continue to host quarterback prospects expected to go in the later rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft, as NFL Network's Rand Getlin is reporting that Western Kentucky's Brandon Doughty has visited with the team.
Doughty spent six years at Western Kentucky with his final three seasons as the Hilltoppers' full-time starting quarterback.
In total, Doughty connected on 1,023 of 1,491 pass attempts (68 completion percentage) for 12,855 yards and 111 touchdowns to just 34 interceptions.
As a senior during the 2015 season, Doughty – who was granted a sixth year of eligibility based on medical hardship – led all of Division I in passing yards (5,055), completion percentage (71) and touchdowns (48), becoming one of just three quarterbacks to do so in the last 50 years.
Doughty threw for at least 209 yards in every game during the year and was picked off just nine times.
During his redshirt senior season in 2014, Doughty set a career-high in touchdown passes with 49 while also leading the nation in passing yards with 4,830.
The 6-foot-3, 213 pounder started the season by throwing for 569 yards and six touchdowns to zero interceptions in a 59-31 victory over Bowling Green.
Doughty set a career-high in touchdown passes on Nov. 28, when he threw eight touchdowns passes in a 67-66 overtime victory over Marshall to close out the regular season.
2013 marked the first season in which Doughty would be the starting quarterback for an entire season, and the Davie, Fla., native did not disappoint, as he set what were at the time school records in passing yards (2,857) and completion percentage (65.8 percent).
According to his NFL.com draft profile, Doughty, when protected, "can play with a confident and intelligent brand of football."
"Strong understanding of the system and his options against every coverage. Reads safeties well and is willing to attack the deep middle. Comes in with a pre-snap plan. Throws catchable ball with good touch. Able to play pitch and catch when he's in rhythm. Can drop a deep ball in the bucket with good air under it. Works through progressions and isn't a "Checkdown Charlie." Hits receivers in stride on vertical throws," his profile states.
This is the second reported quarterback to visit the Redskins, as Penn State's Christian Hackenberg also met with the team recently.
Washington currently has two quarterbacks on its roster – Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy – but have said they'd like to bring on a younger third quarterback if possible.