Redskins’ off-season dilemma: Draft Chase Young or pick # 2 – Washington Redskins Blog


ASHBURN, Virginia - The Washington Redskins should stay put, select Ohio defensive end Chase Young and move forward without regret. Again, the Redskins need more than one player to overturn the list and could get transportation for the second choice.This is a debate that will continue until the project.

And whatever direction they take, it will shape their openness for the foreseeable future. A talent assessor put it this way: If they believe Young can be a transcendent player, they take him.

But with several top 10 teams needing a quarterback, and with Joe Burrow of LSU or Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama available at No. 2, a big comeback may be available.
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This was the case in 2012 when the Redskins traded the sixth overall pick plus two future first rounds and a second rounder at St. Louis for the No. 2 overall pick. They drafted quarterback Robert Griffin III, who experienced a terrific rookie season before being mired in injuries and was released after the 2015 season. The Rams have chosen no one who has had a memorable impact on their transportation.

Unlike this season, however, no defensive player was considered better than the quarterbacks - as some have said about Young.

When the Redskins plan to negotiate or stay put, here are some other moves they should consider:


Moving: Cleveland traded # 4 overall pick in Buffalo for the ninth pick as well as first and fourth round picks in 2015.

What the Browns did: Well, they Browns-ed. By exchanging, they passed on linebacker / late Khalil Mack and finished with cornerback Justin Gilbert in 8th row (after another exchange). With their 2015 choices, they selected lineman Cam Erving and safety Ibraheim Campbell.

Lesson: More is not always better. Gilbert is out of the league; Campbell is with Green Bay, his fifth franchise; Erving was traded to Kansas City for a fifth round pick. He, at least, became a starter for a Super Bowl champion. Even if he stayed in Cleveland and became a solid starter, it's not a big comeback since it's the others available at eight: linebacker Aaron Barr, catcher Odell Beckham and defensive lineman Aaron Donald. The Redskins have had a better drafting record in the past three years, so it's not the best comparison.


Moving: Cleveland traded pick # 2 plus a conditional fifth round in Philadelphia in exchange for pick # 8 plus picks in the third and fourth round as well as a first round in 2017 and a second round in 2018. Tennessee traded the Premier choice, but with a young quarterback in Marcus Mariota already on the list, it made sense. The Browns had more choices because they needed a quarterback.

What the Browns did: They turned choice # 8 into 15th and 76th in an exchange with Tennessee. They chose the Corey Coleman 15 receiver. He, along with the other four choices acquired in the first three rounds of this project, are no longer with Cleveland. The Browns traded the first round of 2017 - the 12th overall - in Houston for the 25th pick and a first round of 2018. So in two drafts, they passed quarters Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson. With the first rounder 2017, they chose security Jabrill Peppers and in 2018, they took the corner Denzel Ward.

Lesson: Again, more is not always better. In the end, the Browns had 14 choices in 2016 and only two players are currently on their draft list. They used some of the other choices as ammunition for other trade - Peppers played a key role in the acquisition of the receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. But they also transmitted legitimate starting quarterbacks twice. Given the Browns' track record, their failures shouldn't be a reason why other teams should stay put.


Moving: Indianapolis traded No. 3 picks to the New York Jets for No. 6, two second-round caps and a second-round pick in 2019.
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What the Colts did: They passed on pass rusher Bradley Chubb. But at No. 6, they chose guard Quenton Nelson, an All-Pro first team in each of its first two seasons. With the first of their second round picks, they chose Braden Smith, who became a good starting striker. They traded the second of their second round picks to the Eagles, falling three places and picking up a fifth round. With these, they chose the late Kemoko Turay, who has 5.5 sacks in two years but missed 12 games last year due to injury and offensive back Jordan Wilkins in the fifth. He was a replacement.

Lesson: Good exchanges can be made. The Colts got an elite lineman and a quality starter. Turay remains an intriguing player. The Colts seemed happy to have Chubb or Nelson at number 6. When you have several players you like and you plan to have one available, going back becomes obvious.


Moving: San Francisco remained in second place.

What did they do: Select defensive end Nick Bosa.

Lesson: Don't think too much about a situation. In all honesty, there weren't many clamors for this second choice because the quarterback class didn't justify two better choices. If Arizona had died Kyler Murray and picked Bosa, the 49ers could easily have traded. Still, Bosa was the best player widely regarded in the project. He clearly had an impact, helping to straighten out the 49ers' defense, which ranked first in number of yards allowed per game (11th last year); third in sacks by attempted pass (23rd) and second in third attempts (21st). In 2017, the Niners traded second choice in Chicago - but they lost only one place and always picked the defensive player he would have taken two at the end Salomon Thomas.


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