The NFL Draft is almost here, and the Redskins have decisions to make.
In my first three round mock draft I had Washington picking T.J. Hockenson with the No. 15 overall pick. I alluded to how much of a game changer he could be for the Redskins. In this mock, the Washington Redskins trade their pick to a team that sees the same game-changing ability.
Every national news organization seems to have the Redskins picking a quarterback, but I think they couldn’t be more wrong. It’s just common sense if you know the team. Jay Gruden is on the hot seat; it would be silly for both the organization and Jay to put faith in a rookie that would have growing pains and wouldn’t outplay Colt McCoy this year. If this year happens to be a failure, next year will probably come with a new head coach who will want his own quarterback. So why waste the draft pick?
Doug Williams seemed to echo this sentiment in his pre-draft press conference. He said that it was very unlikely they would move up in the draft, but they would be strongly considering moving back. This mock draft is based on T.J. Hockenson still being available and New England pouncing on a chance to replace Gronk.
Bill Belichick’s sees the Packers pass on the tight end and decides to make a move. There hasn’t been a better replacement for Rob Gronkowski since Gronk himself. The Redskins are in perfect position, nestled just above the next tier of teams in need of a tight end. The trade is made and the call is in. The Washington Redskins trade their No. 15 overall pick to the New England Patriots for the No. 32 , No. 56 , and No. 76 picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.