Redskins outcome probabilities at No. 2 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft
By Ian Cummings
No. 2 – Offensive Tackle
Probability: 7.5 percent
Associating need and draft value, this is the second-most likely avenue the Redskins travel down in the 2020 NFL Draft.
There’s still a chance blue-chip offensive tackle Trent Williams returns to the fold in D.C., now that Bruce Allen is gone, but there’s still some financial ground to make up between Williams and his team, if they are to reunite. I’d say it’s more possible than the Redskins picking a tackle in Round 1, but still a bit of a work in progress.
Disregarding opportunity costs for now, the 2020 NFL Draft is a good class to coincide with the potential departure of Trent Williams. The tackle class is incredibly deep, with projected starting options available into early Day 3 by some accounts. There’s also a triad of top-tier tackle prospects available at the top of the draft: Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs, Alabama’s Jedrick Wills, and Georgia’s Andrew Thomas.
Opinions surrounding these three tackles are fairly diverse, although they comprise the top three tackles on most boards, and most evaluators peg them as Top 15 talents, if not higher. I admittedly haven’t watched enough film on them to provide my own in-depth opinions, but all three provide unique elite traits and clear Pro Bowl potential, at the very least.
If the Redskins end up losing Williams, then picking an offensive tackle becomes a reasonable possibility. It would still take a lot to throw the Redskins off the scent of Chase Young, but the notion of picking a tackle to help protect franchise quarterback Dwayne Haskins might be enough to get it done. This could also theoretically accompany a trade back in the top ten.