Assessing the Redskins First Round Options: RB Sony Michel
One of the best players in the entire College Football Playoff was Georgia’s Sony Michel. He could end up being a first round pick, but should the Washington Redskins have interest in him?
Sony Michel quickly became a star when year turned over to 2018. Starring in two College Football Playoff games, the Georgia Bulldog put on a display at the Rose Bowl and proved that he was one of the most talented running backs in the nation. He was one of the top performers on the Georgia offense, and he solidified his status as a late-first to early-second round pick.
However, with the NFL Combine coming up, it’s possible that Michel could improve his stock more. Because of his playoff performance, there has been a growing buzz around him in the scouting community. He could have a chance to work himself into top 20 consideration, and there will definitely be some teams who have interest in him.
The Washington Redskins should be one of them. They really need a three-down player for the position to take pressure off Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine. While some argue that Saquon Barkley or Derrius Guice are the guys that the team should be interested in, I personally am a proponent of Michel’s fit because he compares favorably to a certain high-level NFL producer. But, is he worth an early first round pick? Let’s dive in.