The Redskins are set to host Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg for a visit. Hackenberg threw for more than 4,800 yards in three seasons as a starter.
The Washington Redskins are set to host Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg for a pre-draft visit on Tuesday.
The visit is being reported by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
Hackenberg at one time was considered the best quarterback prospect in this year's draft before a frustrating junior season forced a dip in his stock. Still, he is considered one of the best quarterbacks in this year's crop.
In three seasons as Penn State's starting quarterback, Hackenberg threw for 8,457 yards with 48 touchdowns to 31 interceptions.
In his first career start – a 23-17 victory over Syracuse -- the 6-foot-4, 223 pounder threw for 278 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
During the season finale that year, Hackenberg pieced together his best performance of the season, throwing for four touchdowns to no interceptions in a road victory over Wisconsin.
Hackenberg would have a similar performance in the final game of his sophomore season, as he threw for 371 yards and four touchdowns to no interceptions in an overtime victory over Boston College in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
Hackenberg would struggle at times during his junior season, as he did not throw a touchdown in three of his appearances, but he also showed flashes of his exceptional talent during the middle of the season, as he threw 12 touchdowns to zero interceptions during a six-week span in the middle of the season.
The Redskins are potentially in the market for a younger quarterback that would grow behind Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy.
"I think you have your starter, you have your quality backup and you got to have one in the room – whether it's a third on your active roster or your practice squad guy – that you can develop," Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said last month. "Because you can never have too many good arms in the building and you want a young guy that can develop through the system. It can be a college free agent. It would be nice to draft a guy but you know, we'll see."