Washington Redskins Working On Major Trade
The Washington Redskins are working on a major trade, it would appear.
Washington currently owns the second overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Up to this point, everyone has largely expected that the organization will use it on Ohio State defensive end Chase Young.
Young was objectively the best defensive player in the nation this past season, and he would instantly upgrade a Redskins defensive unit that will inevitably be rehauled by new head coach Ron Rivera.
According to NBC NFL insider Peter King, Washington may not end up drafting Young. Instead, the team may opt to trade the selection away.
“I will tell you right now, I have somebody who is at the Senior Bowl who told me, flat out: the Washington Redskins could remake their franchise, this year, by dealing the second pick in the draft,” King said on the Redskins Talk podcast.
“I think we all believe Joe Burrow goes No. 1 to the Bengals,” King continued.
“Now, it isn’t just Tua [Tagovailoa] who is there at No. 2. It’s also some people that are going to say, ‘I love this Justin Herbert.’ Imagine, you got Tua, Herbert, and Chase Young sitting there at No. 2. Just imagine how much leverage you might have.”
Although Young is obviously extremely talented, it is debatable whether he is a generational game changer.
If Washington decides that he is not, then it might be in the organization’s best interest to trade the pick away for a large haul of assets.
The Redskins will make a final decision on what they want to do with their first round draft pick at some point between now and April.