Redskins won't trade first-round pick

Updated: April 24, 2009, 11:40 PM ET
Associated Press

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder says his team will not trade its first-round pick in 2010 in an attempt to move up Saturday in the NFL draft.

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"We're not going to be trading next year's 1," Snyder told radio station ESPN980 in an interview Friday. "We've already said that several times."

The Redskins have the No. 13 choice in the first round this year, and there has been speculation the team might want to try to move up in order to select Southern Cal quarterback Mark Sanchez.

"We're really not as a franchise comfortable trading first-round draft picks," Snyder said. "I don't think it's a wise move to keep trading that pick. It's always a little bit risky."

He noted that the only time his club recently did swap the following year's No. 1 pick, it was to acquire quarterback Jason Campbell in 2005 -- "and it worked out quite well," Snyder said.


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