Redskins: 5 values too good to pass up at pick No. 15
By Ian Cummings
Value. It’s everything in the NFL Draft. And the Redskins need to find a way to come out of April with the most value they can get.
Value is the nucleus of the perpetual best player available vs. need argument. There’s a belief that teams should draft to fill their needs the quickest, but also a conflicting belief that teams must draft the best player available, in order to minimize the risk of negative talent externalities.
Neither philosophy carries complete truth, however. The best philosophy is a mixture. Teams should prioritize their greatest needs, but do so in a way that makes their options flexible enough so that talented players fall into their areas of concern.
The Washington Redskins, in 2019, are in luck. They have many areas of concern, and thus, they won’t have to worry about taking value over need. That said, they can still make a concerted effort to hone in on some of the draft’s most valuable prospects at No. 15, if they’re afforded the opportunity. Here are five players whose situational value would be too good to pass up.