3 Players the Redskins Should Have a Close Eye on at the NFL Scouting Combine

By David Hayes
The Washington Redskins' 2020 NFL Draft needs include edge rusher, offensive tackle and WR.
The Washington Redskins' 2020 NFL Draft needs include edge rusher, offensive tackle and WR. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
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After a 3-13 finish to the 2019-20 season, the Washington Redskins are hoping to have a bountiful 2020 NFL Draft starting with the No. 2 overall pick this April.

With many analysts projecting the Redskins' decision with that No. 2 pick to be dead set on Ohio State star DE Chase Young, here's a look at three names Washington should have its eyes on for later rounds in this year's NFL Scouting Combine.

Redskins 2020 NFL Draft Picks (6)

1st Round: No. 2
2nd Round: None
3rd Round: No. 66
4th Round: Own 4th-Round Pick
5th Round: Own 5th-Round Pick
6th Round: None
7th Round: Own 7th-Round Pick & Denver Broncos' 7th-Round Pick

1. A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson Tigers

A.J. Terrell celebrates during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game against LSU.
A.J. Terrell celebrates during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game against LSU. / Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images

A.J. Terrell spent his Clemson career as key part of a Tigers' secondary that helped the team finish as one of the nation's top three scoring defenses in back-to-back-to-back seasons. He was a starter in each of his last two years with the Tigers, but he did show some vulnerability in the 2020 College Football Playoff in matchups against opponents with top offensive like Ohio State and LSU. You're never really expecting a Hall-of-Fame talent when drafting atop the third round, but Terrell has the upside to prove a solid multi-year starter at the next level and could be a mid-round target for Washington,

2. Trey Adams, OT, Washington Huskies

Washington Huskies offensive tackle Trey Adams.
Washington Huskies offensive tackle Trey Adams. / Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Washington's Trey Adams is a tough prospect to project in this year's draft. Adams has the talent and size to be a formidable OT tackle at the next level with a 6-foot-7-inch frame at 335 pounds, but an injury history headlined by a back surgery that sidelined him for the majority of his 2018 season brings plenty of question marks around his potential durability in the NFL. This sort of major conflict between potential and concerns could have Adams coming off the board in the first couple rounds, or it could have him falling into the Redskins' reach later in the draft.

3. KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State Nittany Lions

KJ Hamler led Penn State in receiving yards in the 2019-20 season.
KJ Hamler led Penn State in receiving yards in the 2019-20 season. / Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

KJ Hamler was hands-down Penn State's biggest weapon on the offensive side of the ball last season, leading the Nittany Lions in receiving yards (904), with nearly 400 more than the second name on that list. Hamler also returned punts in both of his two seasons at Penn State, averaging 23.5 yards per return. Hamler is certainly on the undersized end of this year's deeper WR class, which could lead to him falling right into the Redskins' hands at the beginning of the third round.


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