Roundtable Discussion: Who should be the Redskins pick if not Chase Young?

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 13: Isaiah Simmons #11 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates a defensive stop against the LSU Tigers during the first quarter in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Chase Young is the prohibitive favorite for the Redskins pick at No. 2 overall. But if the team doesn’t go with Young, here are some other options.

At this point in time, Chase Young looks likely to be a Washington Redskin. The dominant Ohio State pass rusher will almost certainly be the No. 2 pick if the Redskins keep it barring a surprise from the Cincinnati Bengals at the top of the draft.

With that said, it’s important to note that surprises do, occasionally, happen during the NFL draft. And nothing is ever set in stone. If you told someone in early-January last offseason if Kyler Murray would be the No. 1 pick, they probably would’ve laughed at you. But, lo and behold, it did happen.

The Redskins are still likely focused on Young at this point in time. And the Bengals will probably take Joe Burrow No. 1 overall. But the possibility exists that things could change.

What if Burrow doesn’t want to play for the Bengals and they switch gears to get Young? Or what if a team blows away the Redskins with an offer for the No. 2 overall pick? There are just so many variables at this point in time that it’s impossible to know how exactly the draft will shake out. The NFL Combine and free agency will help to clarify things, but until then, nothing is definite.

With that in mind, we gathered the Riggo’s Rag Roundtable together again to discuss what the Redskins should do at No. 2 overall if the team can’t take Young or opts to trade down. Here are some options identified by the four participants, starting off with a potential fix at the tackle position.

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