Bold Predictions for the Redskins Heading into the NFL Draft
Due to a disappointing 3-13 season, the Washington Redskins and new head coach Ron Rivera have the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. With the Cincinnati Bengals set to take Joe Burrow at No. 1 overall, Washington has some flexibility at No. 2.
Washington does not have a second-round pick, but the Redskins do have the No. 66 overall pick in Round 3, along with two fourth-rounders. Let's take a look at some bold predictions for Washington in this year's NFL Draft.
Redskins NFL Draft Predictions
1. Trent Williams Will Be Traded for Draft Picks
It's no secret that veteran left tackle Trent Williams has had his issues with the franchise in the recent past. Williams has already been granted permission to seek a trade with another team, and he'll be in high demand as the draft nears. This is the best chance Washington will have to get some value for Williams, and it makes all the sense in the world for them to pull the trigger on a deal before or on April 23, even if he's crashed their leverage by demanding a move.
2. Washington Will Take a Quarterback in the Late Rounds
In his rookie year, Dwayne Haskins showed some promise and some serious flaws. He ended the year with the same number of touchdowns as interceptions (seven) and struggled to make much happen on offense. While Washington has depth problems at every single position, the new staff might be unwilling to move forward with Haskins as their sole long-term option. While a Ryan Tannehill-esque reclamation project as insurance with someone like Andy Dalton is possible, it also makes sense to just take a late-round quarterback, perhaps, with picks they acquire by trading Williams. A flier like Arizona's Khalil Tate or Hawaii's Cole McDonald could make sense.
3. Washington Takes a Wide Receiver in the Third Round
Last year, Washington hit on a great pick-up in Terry McLaurin, who broke out with 919 yards in 14 games last year. With Haskins needing more help offensively, another wide receiver to free up passing lanes would be very useful. A physical outside receiver to pair with McLaurin could set up Ron Rivera's new offense well in the future too. Notre Dame's Chase Claypool or Kentucky's Lynn Bowden could make sense.
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