So who were some of the biggest benefactors of the action this weekend, and who is a little worse for dishes? Let’s break it down.
Everyone on the defensive line
With Chase Young’s obvious selection with No. 2 overall pick, the Redskins’ entire defense was better off, but especially the defensive line. If Young turns out to be the dominant force that many project from his rookie year, every lineman on the defensive front will benefit in Washington, because opposing offenses will be forced to focus on him, letting the others slide through the cracks. Whether it’s Montez Sweat, Daron Payne, Jonathan Allen, Matt Ioannidis or Ryan Kerrigan, the thought is the same. High tides let talent rise around them, and the tide that arrives with Young has a chance to be special.
Geron Christian and Ross Pierschbacher
In the fourth and fifth rounds of the repechage, the Redskins selected both an LT who should sit for a year and a C / G who should do the same. Looks like they could invade the space of Christian and Pierschbachers, right? Although the Redskins have been using mid-round picks on both players for the past few years, none have shown improvement so far, and Washington may think it is time to put new blood in the mix. offensive line depth chart, hoping that these new players can hit. They will all be fighting for a spot on the list this fall, but I would be shocked if Christian and Perschbacher were on the team in the fall.