The show must go on, and this year’s NFL draft will be unlike anything we’ve seen. The Redskins still have 7 draft picks after all of the moves from last month. This includes the # 2 overall choice that many people expect to use on Ohio State DE Chase Young. The hype of Tua Tagovailoa is still there for some reason.
We saw many trading scenarios for the Redskins in the first round. Most of them have Washington negotiating with the Miami Dolphins and getting a better defender like Jeffrey Okudah or Isaiah Simmons. In today’s roundup, we have a 3-way swap that allows the Redskins to negotiate, choose an additional 1st round pick and get Chase Young!
We are just over 2 weeks away from the NFL draft which is yet to take place from April 23 to 25. A lot can change between now and then. What’s going on with the Redskins’ first round pick this year?
Pro Football Focus
Let’s be a little crazy. A three-way trade in the NFL is almost unknown, but it’s a deal that makes sense to all parties involved. Essentially, the Miami Dolphins will go from # 5 overall to # 2, and they will give up choices # 5, # 18 and # 39 to do so (a fair deal to select a quarterback). The Redskins will pick up those picks, at least for a while, until they realize that the Lions are ready to move from # 3 to # 5 while picking up this # 39 overall pick in the process. The Redskins are still able to get their guy to Chase Young, while the Lions bet Jeffrey Okudah will still be there at # 5 and picking up another potential starter at # 39. Here’s how it goes:
Miami Dolphins receives: # 2 (from WAS)
Washington Redskins receives: # 3 (from DET), # 18 (from MIA)
Detroit Lions Receive: # 5 (from MIA), # 39 (from MIA)
# 3: Chase Young, DE, Ohio State
The bet pays off for the Redskins, who basically go down one spot to secure Young while adding another first round along the way. Young is the best pass-rusher in the repechage, dominating the edge and able to move on the defensive line to create havoc for opposing offenses. His overall score of 96.1 is the highest of a defenseman since 2014, and he included 56 impressive presses – including 18 bags – on just 320 rushes last season. Washington continues to boast of defensive linemen, and if this scenario materializes, they add another top 20 to what could make them the biggest draft winners.
# 18: Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
The first round winners become the Washington Redskins, who won the additional first round pick they got from Miami and still the Chase Young project in Denzel Mims, a player whose stock has skyrocketed in the pre-draft process. Mims may be a legitimate receiver star, and the Redskins can pair him with Terry McLaurin and give Dwayne Haskins more of a quality reception option, a much better decision than pursuing his replacement as quarterback.
CBS Sports (Dajani)
# 5: Jeffrey Okudah, BC, Ohio State
The Redskins need cornerback help. Josh Norman is no longer there and Quinton Dunbar has been traded, so they will have a great opportunity to select this future defensive high school star in fifth place overall.
# 26: Josh Jones, OT, Houston
With Trent Williams about to exit, the Redskins need a new tackle on the left. Like Williams, Jones is athletic and has a high engine, so this choice makes a lot of sense after having acquired him in the Dolphins trade for No. 2 earlier in this simulation project.
Chase Young, DE, State of Ohio
This is another obvious choice. Unless Washington receives a huge offer from a needy QB team trying to get ahead of everyone else on the board, that must be the selection. Young is the best overall prospect for this year’s class, which makes him a steal away from No. 1 overall.
Round 3: Bryce Hall, BC, Virginia
CBS Sports (Wilson)
Chase Young is the best player in this draft class and the Redskins have top-to-bottom needs. In other words: DO NOT WRITE A QB HERE. No matter what, don’t do it.
Tour 3: Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
Terry McLaurin cannot do it alone. Claypool is big, strong and fast, and will give Dwayne Haskins another essential weapon.
Man… Chase Young looks good in burgundy and gold! If the Redskins really thought about offers from other teams in a possible downside scenario, this model of The Predator in the Redskins uniform will make it even more difficult to trade second overall.
Yes I understand. Redskins staff (hopefully) don’t care about a jersey swap created online, but every sign indicates that the Redskins are selecting the former Ohio State EDGE anyway. While national experts (easily) shoot owner Dan Snyder saying he forces the choice, make no mistake about it; DC Jack Del Rio and HC Ron Rivera want Chase Young.
While not all media scouts say Young is a better prospect than the two Bosa brothers, the fact that Young is compared to the defensive ends of the Pro-Bowl is reason enough to stick and choose if you’re Washington. The player who led the nation with 16.5 sacks and 6 forced fumbles (even if he stayed two games against opponents he would have dominated) will immediately be the best EDGE player in the national capital, and a welcome addition to the defensive line already done. entirely of first round choice.
Round 3: Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington
Walter Football (Campbell)
The Redskins take on the best player in the 2020 NFL draft and could form a legendary defensive line with Young, Jonathan Allen, Da’Ron Payne and Montez Sweat. The problem will be to keep them all, but Washington may seek to deal with them in a few years.
Young (6-5, 264) has dominated many Ohio State opponents this season and has missed two games with a suspension. He has a certain size to go with speed and athletics. With his superb first step, his quick movements, his agility and his ability to close, Young looks like a future Pro Bowler who produces double-digit bags each year. In 2019, Young had 16.5 sacks with 46 tackles, six forced fumbles, three assists and a blocked kick. With the way Young dominated in 2019, he is the best prospect for the NFL 2020 draft, whatever his position.
With Nick Bosa injured for most of 2018, Young took the opportunity to have a breakout season. In 2018, he recorded 34 tackles with 15.5 tackles for a loss, 10.5 sacks, five broken passes and two forced fumbles. In the first year, he totaled 19 tackles with 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
Round 3: Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
The Redskins could use a tight end more in the long run.
Kmet was one of the best tight goals in college football in the 2019 season, with 43 passes for 515 yards and six touchdowns. At 6 feet 6 inches, 262 pounds, he is a good size for the NFL with the ability to become a starter three times. Kmet made a huge production leap from its second year, when it totaled just 15 receptions for 162 yards.
I saw the Redskins negotiate for the latest updates, but put them back in # 2 overall pick following news that Charlie Campbell left the Combine. In a recent NFL Hot Press, Charlie wrote that the Redskins are unlikely to trade overall choice # 2.
With that in mind, it’s obvious that the Redskins will select Chase Young. The dynamic edge rusher had a breakout season from Nick Bosa’s injury in 2018, and has been very dominant this year. He is a very athletic leading player with a tall body (6-5, 265), and it will take a miracle for the Redskins to overtake him in second place.
Round 3: Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri
The Redskins need a sharp turn to replace Jordan Reed.
Athletic Albert Okwuegbunan had a starting group against Georgia and could be the first tight end of the table in the 2020 NFL draft.
I understand that the Redskins already have depth on the defensive line, but Young is too good to pass up.
Arguably the best player in the 2020 draft, Young will strengthen an already good and booming defensive front.
I’ve been thinking a lot about going with Tua Tagovailoa here, but I think Young is the choice. Washington quietly has one of the best young defensive lines in the NFL. Young would put the group in this high-level conversation.
Sports Illustrated (Hanson)
Washington may accept offers for this choice, but it will take a ransom from the king for the franchise to pass on an elite talent like Young. Closing his true second-year season with six sacks in the last four games, Young took advantage of his 2018 season-end momentum to set an Ohio State record with an FBS bag count of 16.5 in FBS in 2019.
NBC Washington (Roman)
After a slow free agency, I think the team may want to consider negotiating to build up future assets that could help solve the Redskins’ many needs. If they hold on, the Redskins are lucky to have Chase Young here at two, because the Bengals need a QB.
Young is a transcendent talent, he is an absolute monster on the edge indicating his school bags of 16.5 records. Young is a game destroyer who has the potential to be in the same class as the Von Millers and Khalil Macks of the world.
Chase Young and Montez Sweat, the first round of last year, are expected to scare away opponents for years to come.
Establish the race (Silva)
Completing DE Jonathan Allen, EDGE Ryan Kerrigan and Montez Sweat, DE Matt Ioannidis, NT Daron Payne and DT Tim Settle with Young could transform Washington’s underrated defensive front into one of the best in football. It would also be a way of planning for the future; Kerrigan will turn 32 before the season and is slated for a free agency next year. Young broke the Ohio State single season sack record as a 2019 junior (16.5) despite being suspended for two games for a harmless violation of NCAA rules.
Sports Illustrated (Orr)
In the absence of a solid commercial offer here, which I would not rule out, Young gives Washington another cornerstone in what could become an elite front. Young caused legitimate defense issues on one in five coins in his last year at university, which is staggering. His pass-rush repertoire is versatile and quick enough to recover from the traps that use his speed against him.
CBS Sports (Edwards)
Washington may be trading lower, but Detroit is also willing to lower and the price is lower. The Redskins don’t get the package they need to go down and choose to take Young.
SB Nation (Kadar)
Washington is similar to Cincinnati in that it would be silly for the team to exchange this choice. “Generational” is the dumbest word in the lingo, so I won’t use it to describe Young. But it is special. Players of his size should not be able to move as well as he does. What really sets Young apart is his explosiveness. He is the first out of the ball and does it regularly.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
CBS Sports (Wagner-McGough)
The Redskins just used a first round pick over Dwayne Haskins, but Haskins didn’t prove last year that he was the long-term answer. Maybe it still is. No one can know for sure. But until a quarter-hungry franchise like the Redskins is certain they have their boy, they shouldn’t stop taking quarters. A year ago, Tua was the first consensual quarterback in the 2020 draft. If not injured, he could still be the best quarterback – at the very least, he would be seriously in contention second overall after Burrow. The Redskins should capitalize on it. If Tua defeats Haskins, they can try to return Haskins for a choice like the Cardinals did with Josh Rosen. Taking a quarterback again may seem like an exaggeration, but just ask the Cardinals if they are happy to have taken Kyler Murray a year after picking up Rosen. I think Tua is worth second choice overall, although his injury history makes him risky.
CBS Sports (Fornelli)
The Redskins quietly tried to trade Haskins before making this choice but found no takers. They’re taking Tua anyway, so Haskins is on the block and is likely to go at some point during the draft. Just like Rosen last year.
Jeffrey Okudah, BC, State of Ohio
Touchdown Wire (Farrar)
Yes, the obvious choice here is to give the Ohio Chase Young fighter to the Redskins, and all signs point in that direction. But it was a team that released Josh Norman and mysteriously traded Quinton Dunbar, one of the top 15 NFL cornerbacks last season, to the Seahawks for a fifth-round pick. We have no idea why, but Washington needs half a corner more than edge precipitators right now, and Okudah is the only transcendent, lockable corner half in this project class. Last season, he allowed an opponent to drop to 45.3, with 27 catches allowed on 58 targets for 282 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.
What should the Redskins do with choice # 2?
Tua Tagovailoa project
Draft Chase Young
Andrew Thomas Project
Write someone else
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